Varicha Bhaat is a simple fasting dish made using Vari. In the month of Shravan, in Maharashtra many people observe fasts on various days and even refrain from consuming non vegetarian food. This is because, it is said that during this period our digestion is very low and it is hence advisable to consume simple cooked food and even observe fasts.

To achieve this in the true sense, it is advisable to consume nutritious food and avoid junk food. Vari tandool is a Marathi word for barnyard millet, also called as bhagar, samo, bhagaror kodri, maraiyo, samak chawal in other languages. It is basically a seed and not a grain and is quite nutritious. Vari can also be used to make dhokla, idli, kheer, etc.

For some more fasting dishes, do take a look at the following recipes too…

  1. Sabudana Wada
  2. Sabudana Khichdi
  3. Doodhi Sabudana Kheer
  4. Doodhi Halwa

Here’s the recipe for the delicious Varicha Bhaat….

Prep Time : 5 min

Cooking Time : 20 min

Serves : 2

Cup Used : 200 ml


  • 1/2 cup Vari Tandool
  • 2 cups Hot Water
  • 3 tbs Coarsely Ground Roasted Peanuts
  • Salt To Taste

For The Tempering :

  • 2 tbs Homemade Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Green Chillies… Chopped


  1. To make Varicha Bhaat, first dry roast the Vari tandool for about 2-3 minutes on low flame or till there is a slight change in the colour.
  2. Wash the Vari in sufficient water and drain well. Add some clean water to it and let soak for about an hour.
  3. Next, after the stipulated time drain out all the water from the soaked Vari.
  4. Heat a pan and add the homemade ghee to it. As it heats up, add the cumin seeds.
  5. When they splutter, add the chopped green chillies and saute.
  6. Immediately add the Vari and mix well. Heat the mentioned water and add the hot water to the mixture.
  7. Mix well and bring it to a boil. Add salt to taste and the coarsely ground roasted peanuts and mix.
  8. Cover and cook on low heat stirring occasionally.
  9. When the Vari is well cooked, swtich off the flame and set aside for a few minutes.
  10. Serve this delicious Varicha Bhaat with some Ratalyaachi Aamti for fasting.

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! šŸ˜ƒ

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