How to make Konkani Varan -

Varan is a popular Maharashtrian dal, but this is cooked in the Konkani style.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल), Asafoetida (हींग)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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For more recipes related to Konkani Varan checkout Cholar Dal , Sindhi Dal, Char Dal Ka Dalcha, Sindhi Dal . You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Tidali Dal Punjrattani Dal Dal Maharani Sabut Masoor Ki Dal

Konkani Varan

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 2-2.30 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Konkani Varan Recipe

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) pressure cooked with turmeric powder for 5-8 minut 1 cup

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

Method

Step 1

Take cooked Bengal gram in a non-stick pan. Add asafoetida, cumin seeds, salt and some water and mix well. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Step 2

Adjust water, mix well, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Serve hot with steamed rice topped with a dollop of ghee.

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