Varan Bhaat, Maharashtrian Varan Bhaat
by Tarla Dalal
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varan bhaat recipe | Maharashtrian varan bhaat | toovar dal varan | with images.
how to make varan bhaat is an everyday fare in Maharashtrian homes. Learn how to make varan bhaat.
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 to the toovar dal varan making it a perfect accompaniment to cooked rice. Serve this satiating Maharashtrian varan bhaat hot and fresh, without forgetting the dollop of ghee!
To make varan bhaat, wash the toovar dal and drain it. 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. Add the turmeric powder and coriander and mix well using a whisk.Pour this varan over cooked rice and serve hot.
Tips for varan bhaat. 1. Do not whisk the dal till smooth. This dal is slightly coarse when served. 2. For a true authentic experience, serve varan bhaat topped with ghee means ‘toop’ in Marathi.
Dodkyacha Bhaat, Tendli Bhaat, Hariyali Matki Khichdi and Masala Bhaat are some more Maharashtrian rice delicacies that you will surely enjoy.
Enjoy varan bhaat recipe | Maharashtrian varan bhaat | toovar dal varan | how to make varan bhaat | with step by step images and video below.
- 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.
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