Kothimbir che Varan

Kothimbir che varan or Coriander dal is a delicious and healthy dish prepared with pulses, coriander leaves and a few spices. It goes well with rice or roti.


  • 1 cup yellow moong dal
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon clarified butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 -3 garlic cloves sliced
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup green moong chilka dal
  • 1/2 cup toor dal
  • Salt to taste

For tempering

  • 2 green chillies whole
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 1 garlic clove sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons clarified butter


  1. Cook dal with turmeric powder and asafoetida in a pressure cooker until soft and mushy.
  2. Heat clarified butter in a pan and sauté green chillies, garlic and coriander leaves.
  3. Pour the cooked dal into the pan, add salt and lemon juice and boil for a few minutes.
  4. Heat clarified butter in a skillet and add the tempering ingredients. Pour this tempering over the dal.
  5. Enjoy kothimbir che varan with hot rice/bhaat or chapati.

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