Varan

For most Maharashtrians varan-bhaat is the ultimate comfort food. It nourishes you mind, body, and soul.

At a given time, there are any number of ‘You know you are a Maharashtrian if….‘ lists circulating. The contents of these lists keep varying, but one item is bound to figure: ‘You know you are a Maharashtrian if you think varan-bhaat -tup-limbu is the best food on Earth’

Varan is basically simple gravy made from Toovar dal.Mostly served with steam rice.

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For festive occassions Varan Bhat is served in form of mood.(Mould of rice topped with varan and ghee.

Ingredients: 

1 Cup tur dal (Soaked in two cups of water for 2 hours).

1/4 tsp haldi powder.

Salt to taste.

1 tbsp Ghee.

juice of 1/2 Lemon.

Grind to a smooth paste

2 tbsp grated Coconut.

2 pinch Asafoetida.

1 tsp Jeera(Cumin).

2 tbsp Water.

Method:

Pressure cook washed and soaked dal in cooker upto 3-4 whistles.

Once the dal is cooked,remove from cooker and mash well,put back on gas on medium flame,add turmeric,salt and ghee,Mix well.

Let it come to a boil,add paste of coconut and mix well.Add juice of half a lemon.

Serve hot with steam rice,topped with some more ghee

Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera

Published by Sameera's Kitchen

A little blog about ordinary and extra ordinary cooking that I do on daily basis for me and my loving family,I am a working woman pursuing an exiting career in aviation industry,with a ten year old kid.. with whatever little time I have spare in my hand after doing day to day chores......I utilise it for cooking and baking......It refreshes me completely.

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