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Maharashtrian Lentil Stew

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Varan, bhat ni limbu such a great comfort food! Enjoy this very very simple yet very flavourful and healthy Maharashtrian Varan with plain boiled rice or as a side dish with roti.
  Boiled toor dal 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Tomato 1⁄2 Medium, chopped
  Garlic 2 Teaspoon
  Oil 3 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch
  Curry leaves 6 Medium
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Green chilies 3 Medium, chopped
  Coriander leaves 2 Tablespoon (For Garnishing)

Wash and boil toor dal until 3 to 4 whistles.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing, curry leaves, garlic and saute till garlic gets nice golden color.
Add onion and wait till it becomes translucent.
Add chopped green chillies and tomatoes, mix, cover and cook for 2 mts.
Add boiled dal, mix and just bring it to boil.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Indian Maharashtrian Varan
Toor dal is a commonly used lentil across India including in Maharashtra. Here is a recipe by Madhura to make Varan or toor dal stew with a few vegetables, spices and tempering. Good to have with plain boiled rice!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 176 Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g11%

Saturated Fat 0.83 g4.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 342.6 mg14.3%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.4%

Dietary Fiber 4.5 g18.1%

Sugars 6.2 g

Protein 7 g14.1%

Vitamin A 20.2% Vitamin C 76.1%

Calcium 6% Iron 17.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Maharashtrian Lentil Stew Recipe Video, Indian Maharashtrian Varan