Methiche Varan

Methiche Varan

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Varan refers to traditional Maharashtrian lentil-based dishes. Here, cooked toovar dal is perked up with fenugreek leaves and tasty spice powders and pastes. An aromatic tempering adds to the traditional charm of the Methiche Varan, making sure that its aroma and flavour remind you of mom’s cooking!

Indeed, this is a homely and satiating treat that you will thoroughly enjoy, when had with a bowl of hot rice or a few phulkas , you can also add on subzis like Batata Ani Flower Cha Rassa or Bharleli Vaangi and Onion Tomato Koshimbir to round up your meal.

Methiche Varan recipe - How to make Methiche Varan

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Combine the dal, turmeric powder, salt and 3 cups of hot water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Whisk the dal well using a hand blender. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the ghee in a small non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Add this tempering to the cooked and whisked dal, add fenugreek leaves, jaggery, chilli powder, green chilli paste, garlic paste and little salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the lemon juice and mix well.
  7. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy181 cal
Protein9.5 g
Carbohydrates26.6 g
Fiber4.4 g
Fat4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium17.1 mg
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Methiche Varan
 on 22 Jun 18 01:13 PM

Methiche Varan
 on 14 Dec 16 08:06 PM

yummy daal. very light on the palate n healthy too..
Methiche Varan
 on 22 Mar 12 11:39 AM

wow...amazing taste...a new version of toover daal for's yummy...tasty...with a tinch of bitter and sweet taste...i added little bit of garam masala and lemon juice and it gave me good taste.