Fruit Bagala Bath Recipe

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Curd rice is often called as Bagala Bath amongst Tamil Brahmin community in South India.
Fruit Bagala Bath

Ingredients:
Raw Rice – 2 cups
Milk – 1/2 cup
Thick Curd – 2 1/2 cup (should not be sour)
Ginger – 1 tsp, minced
Green Chilli Paste – 1 tsp
Butter – 2 tblsp
Asafoetida Powder – 1/4 tsp
Coriander Leaves – few, chopped
Curry Leaves – few
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Cashewnuts – 2 tblsp
Dry Red Chillies – 3
Pomegranate Seeds – 1 cup
Green Grapes – 20
Oil as required
Salt as per taste

Method:
1. Pressure cook the rice till slightly mushy.
2. While it is still warm add salt, butter, asafoetida powder, ginger, green chilli paste, milk, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
3. Mix well.
4. Heat a little oil in a pan.
5. Fry the mustard seeds, dry red chillies and cashewnuts for 30 to 45 seconds.
6. Add to the rice along with curd.
7. Mix well.
8. Finally, add pomegranate seeds and grapes.
9. Mix again and serve.

Tip: You can also add grated carrot and raisins if desired.

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