Varan Bhaat Recipe
Varan Bhaat Recipe, a simple Marathi style dish made using toor dal and rice with lemon squeezed on top of it. Loved by kids and grownups too.
- 1 bowl cooked rice
- 5-6 tbsp tuvar dal
- 1/4th tsp hing (asafoetida)
- 1/4th tsp haldi (turmeric powder)
- 1 piece of lemon
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp homemade ghee (clarified butter)
Wash tuvar dal thoroughly and then add haldi, hing, and salt.
Add 1/4th cup of water.
Cook in a pressure cooker on medium flame for about 20-25 minutes (8-9 whistles). You can cook the rice in the same cooker. To make the rice fluffy, cook it with almost double the water than you would use when cooking for adults.
After the dal is cooked, check its consistency. It shouldn’t be too watery or too thick.
Serve rice and dal in a dish.
Cut a lemon in 4 pieces and squeeze 1 piece on the dal-rice. You don’t want to squeeze the last drop out of it. :-) Squeeze just enough to add tangy taste to the dish.
Add homemade ghee and mix the daal-rice well with a spoon. Don’t mash the rice; if it is fluffy your baby can swallow it properly.