Varan Bhaat

A Maharashtrian bhaat out of toor dal and boiled rice. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Varan Bhaat
Main Ingredients Split Pigeon Pea, Rice
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Rice
Prep Time 51-60 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Varan Bhaat

  • 1/2 cup Split Pigeon Pea
  • 1/4 cup Rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 3 cups Rice boiled


  1. Clean, wash and soak toor dal for half an hour in one cup of water.
  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.
  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.
  4. To serve press the hot boiled rice into a vati. Overturn the vati onto the serving plate.
  5. Pour hot varan on top of it or serve alongside and top it with a teaspoon of pure ghee.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1445
Carbohydrates 227.1
Protein 39.1
Fat 42.2
Other Fiber Potassium- 1123.6mg