Varan : Moong Daal

Varan (Moong Daal)
Category: Jain Food > Deccan Jain Recipes > Daal (Pulses)

Varan is a popular item in daily food in Maharashtra. It is usually mixed up with plain rice to eat. It is also eaten with Chapati as a vegetable.

Varan recipe is simple and it takes little time to do it.

Filtered water 100 Ml
Moong Daal 100 Grams
Green Chili (Whole or in small pieces)
Ground Nut Oil (Or other edible oil) 2 tablespoons
Mohari (Mustard Seeds)
Jira (Cumin Seeds)

Boil the pulse until it gets cooked or simply cook it in a Pressure Cooker. Always use filtered water.
Pour the edible oil in a pot and heat it.
Put Green Chili, Mohari and Jira in the oil.
Wait until the above items crackle, then pour cooked Moong Daal into the pot.
Add some filtered water to it.
Put some salt to it for taste.
Let it boil for 5 minutes

Eating Method
Now the Varan is ready to serve. You can eat it with Chapaati, or with plain rice. To eat it with plain rice, add some Varan (Moong Daal) to the rice. Pour half a tablespoon of Toop (Ghee) in it. Mix it well.

In traditional way, you could eat it with your hand; otherwise you could eat it with a spoon.

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