Rice Varieties

Varan-Bhat – Batata Bhaji

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Vegan Varan-Bhat Batata Bhaji Recipe

Varan Bhat Batata Bhaji is a classic Maharashtrian meal consisting of three components: Varan (dal), Bhat (rice), and Batata Bhaji (potato curry). It is a wholesome and satisfying combination that is enjoyed as a staple in Maharashtrian households. With its blend of flavors and textures, Varan Bhat Batata Bhaji offers a complete and nutritious meal experience.

This Recipe is free from :

  • Wheat
  • Peanuts
  • tree nuts
  • dairy
  • casein
  • soy
  • egg
  • sesame
  • fish
  • shellfish

Ingredients –

Bhat –

  1. Rice – Ambemohar / sona masoori – ½ cup
  2. Water – 1 cup

Varan –

  1. Toor Dal – 1 cup
  2. Turmeric – 1 Tsp
  3. Hing Powder – ¼ Tsp
  4. Water – 2 cups
  5. Jaggery – ½ Tsp
  6. Salt to taste.

Batata Bhaji –

  1. Potato – peeled and cut into cubes – 3-4
  2. Vegetable oil – 1 TBSP
  3. Cumin seeds – 2 Tsp
  4. Hing Powder – ¼ Tsp
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 Tsp
  6. Red Chili Powder – 1 Tsp
  7. Salt to taste

Method –

Varan –

  1. Wash the Toor Dal Thoroughly . Add 2 cups of water , turmeric powder , and hing powder. Pressure cook the dal on medium heat for 3 whistles.
  2. Mix the dal well and add water to adjust consistency . Make sure there are no lumps . Add salt to taste and Jaggery. Bring to a nice boil.

Bhat –

  1. Wash the rice thoroughly. Add 1 cup water and pressure cook on medium heat for 3 whistles.

Batata Bhaji –

  1. Peel and cut the potatoes in cubes. Add salt and cook them with rice and dal.
  2. In a pan, heat oil on medium heat, add cumin seeds , and hing powder. Add the cooked potatoes.
  3. Add turmeric powder , red chili powder and salt to taste and Mix well. Saute for 3-4 minutes on low heat. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro .

Varan Bhat Batata Bhaji is a wholesome and satisfying meal that showcases the rich flavors of Maharashtrian cuisine. It brings together the comforting elements of dal, rice, and potato curry, creating a balanced and nutritious combination. Enjoy this traditional Maharashtrian meal and savor the flavors of Maharashtra in every bite.

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