Varan Bhaat, Maharashtrian Varan Bhaat, Recipe In Hindi

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Nov. 10, 2016

Varan Bhaat is a famous Maharashtrian dish of steaming hot rice topped with ghee and lentil curry. The toovar dal is prepared in a simple and homely manner that will appeal to everybody. Onions, tomatoes, green chillies and spices add to the flavour of the dal making it a perfect accompaniment to cooked rice. Serve this satiating dish hot and fresh, without forgetting the dollop of ghee!


Toovar dal 1 Cup (16 tbs) , washed and drained
Cooked rice 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Tomatoes 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , finely chopped
Cumin seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , finely chopped
Oil 1 Teaspoon
Green chillies 1 Teaspoon , roughly chopped
Salt To Taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander 3 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Ghee 4 Tablespoon



1. Combine the toovar dal, tomatoes, cumin seeds, onions, oil, green chillies, salt and 2½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.

3. Add the turmeric powder and coriander and mix well using a whisk.

4. Put 1 cup of cooked rice in a serving bowl, top it with ¼th of the dal mixture and 1 tsp of ghee evenly over it.

5. Repeat step 5 to make 3 more servings.


6. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 560Calories from Fat 153

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 108 mg4.5%

Total Carbohydrates 85 g28.3%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 16 g32%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet