Varan Bhaat is a simple and quick Maharashtrian style dal and rice recipe. It belongs to Marathi and Goan cuisine. Its other ingredients are turmeric powder, cumin seeds, asafoetida, jaggery and salt.
- PREP TIME: 5 mins
- COOK TIME: 30 mins
- TOTAL TIME: 35 mins
INGREDIENTS of Varan Bhaat
- 1 cup toor dal tuvar dal, arhar dal, split pigeon dal
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups water
- 2 tablespoon ghee
- 1 teaspoon zeera
- pinch hing
- 1 cup basmati rice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ghee
How To Make Varan Bhaat
Rinse the dal rinse with sufficient water 3-4 times.
Transfer the rinsed dal to the main pot with 3 cups of water, salt, and turmeric.
Rinse the rice 3-4 times until the water runs clear.fits inside the main pot. Add salt, oil/ghee, and water to it.
Add a tall trivet inside the main pot which has dal. Place the stainless steel container with rice on it. Cover with stainless steel plate.
Pressure cook on manual mode on high for 10 mins followed by a natural release.
While the dal is pressure cooking make the tadka.
Heat the tadka pot, add ghee to it. Once the ghee is hot add the cumin seeds and hing to it.
Once the Instant pot pin drops, open the lid, using mits remove the rice container and trivet.
Start Instant Pot on saute mode. Mash the dal with the back of the spoon until it’s nice, smooth, and creamy.
Add the tadka to the cooked and mashed dal and mix well and adjust the consistency if needed.
Varan Bhat is ready!! Serve hot topped with more ghee squeeze of lemon juice.