Varan Bhaat Recipe: How To Make Maharashtrian Varan Bhaat

Varan bhaat is a Maharashtrian delicacy that is mainly prepared during Ganesh Chathurthi. It is a plain dal that is prepared with toor dal and a few basic spices added to it as a flavouring.

Varan bhaat is a favourite amongst the young and the old. The dal bhaat is usually partaken with rice during upwas and hence very limited amount of spice is added, to cleanse the system.

Maharashtrian varan bhaat is a quick and simple recipe to make and the people of that region consider it as a comfort food. The varan bhaat is also served to Lord Ganesha as naivedyum.

So, if you would like to prepare a light and simple meal, continue reading the step-by-step preparation method with images and a video.

VARAN BHAAT VIDEO RECIPE

varan bhaat recipe
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Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
25 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Side dish

Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • Toor dal - 1 cup

    Water - 4 cups + for rinsing

    Salt to taste

    Turmeric powder - ¼th tsp

    Ghee - 1 tbsp

    Hing (asafoetida) - ¼th tsp

    Jeera - 1 tsp

    Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

    Jaggery powder - 2 tbsp

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1. Add toor dal into a sieve.

    2. Rinse it well with water.

    3. Transfer it into a bowl.

    4. Add 2 cups of water and allow it to soak for 15 minutes.

    5. Add the soaked dal in a pressure cooker with the water.

    6. Add another cup of water.

    7. Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.

    8. Pressure cook it for up to 4 whistles & allow it to cool.

    9. Open the lid of the cooker and whisk the cooked dal.

    10. Add the jaggery powder and mix well.

    11. In a heated pan, add ghee and hing.

    12. Add jeera and allow it to turn brown.

    13. Add chilli powder.

    14. Immediately add half a cup of water to avoid burning of the chilli powder.

    15. Add the tadka to the dal.

    16. Mix well and serve.

Instructions
  • 1. If it is not prepared for festivals, you can use garlic.
  • 2. Coconut milk is added according to your preference.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 cup
  • Calories - 219 cal
  • Fat - 2 g
  • Protein - 11 g
  • Carbohydrates - 8 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE VARAN BHAAT

1. Add toor dal into a sieve.

varan bhaat recipe

2. Rinse it well with water.

varan bhaat recipe

3. Transfer it into a bowl.

varan bhaat recipe

4. Add 2 cups of water and allow it to soak for 15 minutes.

varan bhaat recipe
varan bhaat recipe

5. Add the soaked dal in a pressure cooker with the water.

varan bhaat recipe

6. Add another cup of water.

varan bhaat recipe

7. Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.

varan bhaat recipe
varan bhaat recipe
varan bhaat recipe

8. Pressure cook it for up to 4 whistles & allow it to cool.

varan bhaat recipe
varan bhaat recipe

9. Open the lid of the cooker and whisk the cooked dal.

varan bhaat recipe
varan bhaat recipe

10. Add the jaggery powder and mix well.

varan bhaat recipe
varan bhaat recipe

11. In a heated pan, add ghee and hing.

varan bhaat recipe
varan bhaat recipe

12. Add jeera and allow it to turn brown.

varan bhaat recipe

13. Add chilli powder.

varan bhaat recipe

14. Immediately add half a cup of water to avoid burning of the chilli powder.

varan bhaat recipe

15. Add the tadka to the dal.

varan bhaat recipe

16. Mix well and serve.

varan bhaat recipe
varan bhaat recipe
varan bhaat recipe
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