Goan varan bhaat recipe (Varan recipe with coconut)
US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
For pressure cooking:
Arhar dal (toor dal or split pigeon peas)
1 ½ + 1
fresh or frozen
Tempering for varan bhaat recipe:
Ghee (Clarified butter)
Salt to taste
Cook the rice as per your method. and while rice is cooking make the varan
Pressure cooking the dal:
Wash the toor dal under running cold water till water runs clear.
Add washed dal to the pressure cooker along with 1 ½ cups of water.
Close the lid and turn the heat on medium. And let it whistle 7-8 times on medium heat.
Let the pressure go down by itself. Then open the cover.
take coconut and turmeric powder in a grinder jar. Add little water.
Make smooth paste. Keep it aside.
Making goan varan bhaat:
Add another 1 cup of water to cooked dal.
Make smooth puree like consistency by using immersion blender or grinder.
Now heat the ghee in small pan. Once hot add mustard seeds and let them pop.
Then add cumin seeds, let them sizzle.
Then add slit green chilies and curry leaves. Sauté for 30 seconds.
Add coconut paste and salt. And sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Add this tempering to the dal.
Mix well and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes. Add more water if needed to adjust the consistency.
varan is ready to serve.
Serve the varan with plain cooked rice.
Drizzle some ghee on top if you like.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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