Varan Bhaat, Maharashtrian Varan Bhaat
by Tarla Dalal
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Varan Bhaat is a famous Maharashtrian dish of steaming hot rice topped with ghee and lentil curry. The toovar dal is prepared in a simple and homely manner that will appeal to everybody.
Onions, tomatoes, green chillies and spices add to the flavour of the dal making it a perfect accompaniment to cooked rice. Serve this satiating dish hot and fresh, without forgetting the dollop of ghee!
Dodkyacha Bhaat , Tendli Bhaat , Hariyali Matki Khichdi and Masala Bhaat are some more Maharashtrian rice delicacies that you will surely enjoy.
- Combine the toovar dal, tomatoes, cumin seeds, onions, oil, green chillies, salt and 2½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Add the turmeric powder and coriander and mix well using a whisk.
- Put 1 cup of cooked rice in a serving bowl, top it with ¼th of the dal mixture and 1 tsp of ghee evenly over it.
- Repeat step 5 to make 3 more servings.
- Serve immediately garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values per serving
|Vitamin A||230.2 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0.2 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B3||2.2 mg|
|Vitamin C||5.5 mg|
|Folic Acid||50.1 mcg|
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