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Recipe Name: Varan

Category: Vegetarian

Cuisine: Maharashtrian

Course: Gravy

Recipe Main Ingredient: Pulse/Toor dal

Recipe Brief Description : Varan is Maharastrian dal made from lentils with some seasoning. Varan is usually made from Toor dal.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Toor dal/Pulse – 1 cup
  • Green chilies - 2 number (chopped)
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tbsp
  • Ghee/Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Sugar/Jaggery - 1/2 tbsp
  • Asafetida - 1 pinch
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (chopped)

    Cooking Time: 20 minutes

    Preparation Method:
  • In a pan add water, Toor dal with salt, sugar or jaggery, hing, green chillies and turmeric powder. Boil until cooked well.
  • Heat ghee/butter in a pan over medium heat, add mustard seeds when it start spluttering switch off the flame. Carefully, pour the ghee over dal and cook for another few minutes and sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve with boiled rice.