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Varan (steamed Maharashtrian Dal)


Energy (kcal) - 160

Protein (g) - 7

Carbohydrate (g) - 20

Fat (g) - 5

Khyati's Health-O-Meter Says:

Varan is a traditional healthy Maharashtrian dal recipe made out of Toor dal, popularly consumed in Indian households, is a rich source of protein, and high in dietary fibre, folic acid, and iron. The recipe involves the addition of flavorful spices and seeds that have antioxidant and digestive properties. 

  • Tur dal [raw] - 30 g
  • Onion [chopped] - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato [chopped] - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic [chopped] - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Curry leaves - 5-6 nos.
  • Salt - as per taste 
  • Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
  • Green chilies [chopped]  - 1 no.
  • Coriander leaves [chopped] - 1 tsp

Step 1  Wash and cook tur dal in the cooker until 3-4 whistles. Step 2 Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing, curry leaves, and garlic, and saute till garlic gets a nice gulden culour. Step 3 Add in chopped onions and turmeric powder and wait till it becomes translucent. Step 4 Add chopped green chillies and tomatoes, mix, cover the pan, and cook for 2 minutes. Step 5 Now, mix this with the cooked dal and bring it to a boil. Add coriander and serve it with rice or roti. 

Varan (steamed Maharashtrian Dal) - BY KHYATI RUPANI

10 FEB 2018


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