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Varan Bhaat  Recipe

A Maharashtrian bhaat out of toor dal and boiled rice.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 51-60 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Varan Bhaat

Main Ingredients

Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal), Pure ghee




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking



  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal)
    1/2 cup
  • Pure ghee
    1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Asafoetida
    a pinch
  • Cumin seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Rice boiled
    3 cups


Step 1

Clean, wash and soak toor dal for half an hour in one cup of water.

Step 2

Take soaked dal, two cups of water, salt, turmeric power in a pan and put to boil. Cook till the dal is well done. Mash thoroughly.

Step 3

Heat two teaspoons of pure ghee in a pan. Add asafoetida, cumin seeds. When the cumin changes colour add the tempering to the mashed dal and cover immediately.

Step 4

To serve press the hot boiled rice into a vati. Overturn the vati onto the serving plate.

Step 5

Pour hot varan on top of it or serve alongside and top it with a teaspoon of pure ghee.

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