Varan is a simple
yellow daal made from the yellow lentil known as tur daal. It is made
almost everyday in most Maharashtrian households and is eaten with plain
rice with a dollop of pure ghee and a dash of lime/lemon juice. This
easy recipe for Varan is nutritious and easy. If you know how to boil
water you can surely make this.
cup Tur daal
1tsp Turmeric powder
1/3 rd tsp Asafoetida or Hing
3-4 tbs sugar or 4 tbs splenda
Salt to taste.
Wash the tur daal twice
with warm water. Add 2 cuos of water and the asafoetida and turmeric
powder and either pressure cook it or or cook it on the stove until
completely mashable. Add enough hot water to bring it to a pourable consistency.
Some people prefer it thick some like it soupier.
it with a hand blender until smooth. Some people like it with a few
pieces of daal still intact. Now add the sugar and salt and mix. Heat
until it reaches a steady boil. Remove from heat and serve with