- 1/2 cup rice
- 1/2 cup toor dal
- 1 pinch asafoetida
- 1 pinch turmeric powder
- salt to taste
If you are a vegan looking for something different yet interesting to add to your menu, look no further than varan bhaat. It is a part of Maharashtrian and Goan cuisine, and its primary ingredients are pigeon pea split beans and rice. Even if you aren’t a vegan, this dish will still hit the spot. Many Indians consider it to be 100% comfort food. As an added bonus, varan bhaat is perfect for people who don’t like spicy food, as it is noted for its non-spicy flavor.
Toor dal, the primary ingredient in varan bhaat, is something you might not be familiar with. It is also known as, pigeon pea. Don’t let the name throw you off though, pigeon peas are very great for your health. It has been shown to stimulate growth, regulate blood pressure, counteract and prevent anemia, and even boost heart health. Toor dal is also a great way to achieve weight loss, bolster the immune system, increase energy levels, improve digestion, and eliminate inflammation.
How to make Varan Bhaat
Varan bhaat is made during the Ganesh chaturthi festival in Maharashtra.