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Arhar Dal | Varan Bhaat Recipe

 

Varan Bhat

Varan Bhat

 

Varan Bhaat is Maharashtrian Arhar Dal Chawal recipe as Varan means Dal and Bhaat means Chawal in Marathi.

It is offered as a bhog or naivedh to Lord Ganesha along with Batata Bhaji and Sweets. This is a simple yet delicious dal with a hint of coconut and jaggery.

This Varan tastes excellent with rice (Bhaat). Made with Tuvar dal, it gets its additional flavor and aroma from the ghee that’s added right before serving.

There are several variations to this recipe, but  this is the authentic Maharashtrian recipe made during Ganesh Chaturthi since ages.




 

So let’s get started with Varan Bhaat recipe:

 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30  Minutes

Total Time: 40 Minutes

 

Ingredients for Varan

1) 1 cup Tuvar dal

2) Turmeric Powder

3) 2 Cups Water for boiling

4) 1 tsp Jaggery

5) Salt

6) Water

7) 1 tsp Cumin Seeds

8) 2 tbsp grated fresh coconut

9) Pinch of asafoetida

10) Ghee for serving

 

Ingredients for Rice:

1) 1 cup rice

2) 2 cup water

3) Pinch of Salt

 

Method for Varan:

 

Wash the dal and soak in enough water for 30 minutes.

Drain the water.

In a pressure cooker cook the dal with turmeric powder in 2 cups of water for 3 to 4 whistles on medium heat.

Once the pressure cooker settles down on its own, add enough water is needed  and mash the dal.

Put the dal on simmer, add  jaggery,  salt and let it cook for 5 minutes.

Grind grated fresh coconut and cumin seeds in a mixer grinder and make a fine paste.

Add this paste and pinch of asafoetida to dal and mix well.

Cook for few minutes.

Varan is ready to serve with rice.

Method for bhaat:

Rinse the rice till the water clear.

Soak for 20 minutes.

Boil water add salt and soaked rice in heavy pot.

Boil, uncovered, without stirring and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Reduce heat to very low. Then cover a pot with tight lid.

Simmer 15 minutes. Remove from flame and let it sit covered for 5  minutes.

Rice is ready to serve with varan.

Pour little ghee while serving.

How to make  Varan step by step with images: 

 

1) Wash the dal and soak in enough water for 30 minutes.

 

Varan

Varan

 

2) Drain the water.

 

Varan Reccipe

Varan Reccipe

 

3) In a pressure cooker cook the dal along with turmeric powder  for 3 to 4 whistles on medium heat.

 

Varan Reccipe

Varan Reccipe

 

4) Once the pressure cooker settles down on its own, add enough water is needed  and mash the dal.

 

Varan Reccipe

Varan Reccipe

 

5) Put the dal on simmer add  jaggery,  salt and let it cook for 5 minutes.

 

Varan

Varan Bhaat

 

6) Grind grated fresh coconut and cumin seeds in a mixer grinder and make a fine paste. Add this paste and pinch of asafoetida to dal and mix well and cook for few minutes.

 

Varan Recipe

Varan Recipe

 

Varan Recipe

Varan Recipe

 

7) Varan is ready to serve with rice.

 

Varan Recipe

Varan Recipe

 

How to make bhaat step by step with images:

 

1) Rinse the rice till the water clear. Soak for 20 minutes.

 

 

Bhaat

Bhaat

 

2) Boil water add salt and soaked rice in heavy pot.

 

Bhaat

Bhaat

 

3) Boil, uncovered, without stirring and cook for 5-7 minutes.

 

Bhaat

Bhaat

 

4) Reduce heat to very low. Then cover a pot with tight lid.

 

Bhaat

Bhaat

 

5) Simmer 15 minutes. Remove from flame and let it sit covered for 5  minutes.

 

Bhaat

Bhaat

 

6) Rice is ready to serve with varan. Pour little ghee while serving.

 

Varan Bhat

Varan Bhat





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