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Varaan Bhaat

varaan bhaat

Varaan Bhaat is a special preparation of the people of Maharashtra. It will taste yummy when taken with basmati rice. You can use other rice also. Try out cooking this scrumptious dish yourself at home. The ingredients and cooking method are given below. So what are you waiting for? Prepare this wonderful dish by yourself for your family and friends.


    For Tadka

    • - 4-5 tsp: Ground nut oil
    • - ½ tsp: Mustard seeds
    • - ½ tsp: Cumin seeds
    • - 5-6: Curry leaves
    • - 3 pc: Chopped garlic
    • - 2-3: Slit green chillies
    • - 1 small pc: Ginger

    For the Paste

    • - Toor / Ahrar dal
    • - ½ cup: Grated coconut
    • - 3-4 cloves: Garlic
    • - ½ tsp: Cumin seeds
    • - ¼ tsp: Turmeric powder
    • - ½ tsp: Coriander leaves
    • - Salt to taste
    • - ½ cup: Water


  • - The first thing to do is to make a paste of coconut, garlic and cumin seeds. Keep it seperately. After the paste is prepared, take a frying pan and heat oil in it. Make tadka of mustard and cumin seeds, slit green chillies, curry leaves, garlic and ginger.
  • - Next, add the paste, prepared earlier, along with turmeric powder to the pan. Add salt to it according to your taste. Saute it for five minutes till the tadka turns red.
  • - Now add pre-boiled dal and water to the tadka. Put it to one boil and vaaran is ready. Garnish the preparation with coriander and savour it with basmati rice.