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  • n. The monitor lizard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The monitor. See monitor, 3.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A varanoid lizard; a monitor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles


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  • Corn Crush with spring onions, varan bath, puri and cucumber cuts

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Among some interesting recipes like pancharas amti (with mixed vegetables, cashews and coconut) and karlyache varan (dal with bitter gourd), I found something that looked seasonal and inviting: laal bhoplyachi amti or Pumpkin Amti.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Finally, another varan recipe from Saylee D., who has her own stock market blogs but is now sharing a recipe for Varhadi Varan: Varhadi refers to food from the Vidharbha region of Maharashtra.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Manasi from A Cook At Heart sprinkles spices and flour on to perfect eggplant rounds and fries them to a savory finish, then serves them with plain toor dal (varan) to make a double V comforting meal of Vangi Kaap and Varan Bhaat.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • So far he has been one excellent tea brewer and knows how to use a cooker and makes himself varan, bhat and batata bhaaji.

    Cabbage Paneer Bhurji

  • Anita you know what I am waiting for the chef to visit soon but he craves for roti/varan bhat so can't get him to eat pao when he come over.

    Mumbai Special Pao

  • Common reptiles in the ecoregion include the horned viper (Cerastes cerastes) and desert varan (Varanus griseus).

    North Saharan steppe and woodlands

  • Meera, varan wt jeera is new n looks good- u know keeping the rest of recipe same, consistency thick, addition of 2 cloves garlic+2 green chilies in grinding and addition of boiled shenga during boiling stage makes it a differentmallu dish!

    Jiryache Varan - Cumin flavored daal

  • Note: I know that what I am spelling as "waran" should technically be spelled "varan", but you will let that one slide, won't you?

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • I take a shortcut now and add ghee and lemon juice to the varan itself.

    Varan-Bhaat & Amti-Bhaat


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  • 1. a varanoid lizard; a monitor.
    2. a thick Indian soup made with yellow split peas (toor daal) / or lentils (daal) and various spices.

    July 23, 2015