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Varan, bhat ni limbu such a great comfort food! Enjoy this very very simple yet very flavourful and healthy Maharashtrian Varan with plain boiled rice or as a side dish with roti.


  • Boiled toor dal - 2 cups
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1/2 Tomato chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • 5 to 6 curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 green chillies chopped
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
Maharashtrian Varan


  • Wash and boil toor dal until 3 to 4 whistles.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing, curry leaves, garlic and saute till garlic gets nice golden color.
  • Add onion and wait till it becomes translucent.
  • Add chopped green chillies and tomatoes, mix, cover and cook for 2 mts.
  • Add boiled dal, mix and just bring it to boil.

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