Your usual rice.....basmati rice tastes better than the others with varan... and if I have it with the usual kolam rice, I prefer the rice to be cooked soft so that it mixes well with the varan.
Here comes the star....
Cook 1 cup toovar/tur/arhar dal/Split Red gram in the cooker with little water. Mash well once cooked.
Transfer into a stove top vessel and add
a pinch of Hing/asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric/haldi
1/2 to 1 tsp Jaggery grated
Bring to a boil. Remove from the flame and add ghee and lemon juice, and serve piping hot with rice and mango/lemon/chilly pickle/ lasun chutney/ gawar mirchi.
Monday, August 14, 2006