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samvat rice khichdi recipe | sama chawal khichdi recipe | vrat ki khichdi recipe

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samvat rice khichdi recipe with step by step photos – simple, easy and healthy khichdi made with sama ke chawal also known as barnyard millet.

sama ke chawal are regularly used during fasting and are very healthy. you can make variety of recipes with them like sama ke chawal ki kheer, sama ke chawal ka pulao, sama ke chawal ki idli and so on. two more khichdi recipe you can make for fasting are sabudana khichdi and kuttu ki khichdi recipe.

this khichdi has a porridge like consistency. if you want a separate grain consistency, then add less water. details mentioned in the step wise pics below. i usually keep the ingredients basic in this khichdi, but if you want you can add roasted crushed peanuts or fried cashews in the khichdi.

serve sama chawal khichdi with vrat ki kadhi, peanut amti, vrat wale aloo, dahi aloo, arbi curry or any curry meant for fasting. plain curd also goes well with it.

if you are looking for more fasting recipes then do check rajgira paratha, kuttu ka paratha, sabudana thalipeeth, vrat ka halwa, makhane ki kheer, jeera aloo and kaddu ka halwa recipe.

sama chawal or samvat rice khichdi recipe below:

4.5 from 2 votes
samvat rice khichdi recipe | sama chawal khichdi recipe
prep time
1 hr
cook time
35 mins
total time
1 hr 35 mins

samvat rice khichdi recipe - savory porridge made with barnyard millet and potatoes.

course: main course
cuisine: north indian
servings: 3 to 4
calories: 341 kcal
author: dassana
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 cup sama ke chawal (barnyard millet or samvat rice)
  • ½ cup cubed potatoes (aloo)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper (kuti hui kalimirch) - crushed in a mortar-pestle
  • 1 to 1.5 teaspoon ginger-green chili paste (adrak aur hari mirch ka paste) Or ½ inch ginger and 1-2 green chilies - crushed in a mortar-pestle
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon ghee or peanut oil (moonghphali ka tel)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • rock salt (sendha namak) as required
how to make recipe
  1. in a bowl, soak the sama chawal for an hour. drain and then keep aside.
  2. in a thick bottomed pan heat 2 tbsp ghee or peanut oil. add 1 tsp cumin seeds.
  3. fry the cumin seeds till they change color.
  4. now add 1 to 1.5 tsp ginger+green chili paste and 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper. saute till the raw aroma of both the green chilies and ginger goes away.
  5. then add 1/2 cup potato cubes. stir and saute for two to three minutes.
  6. then add the drained sama chawal. stir and saute for a minute.
  7. add 3 cups water. stir again. 3 cups water makes the khichdi mushy, which we prefer. if you want separate grains then just add 1.5 to 2 cups water.
  8. season with rock salt/sendha namak and stir well.
  9. cover the pan with a lid and on a low flame allow the grains to simmer and get cooked.
  10. do check and stir at intervals.
  11. once the grains have softened and cooked well, switch off the flame. you can add about 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves here and mix. also if you prefer, you can add some lemon juice. since i was serving the khichdi with vrat ki kadhi which is also sour, i did not add lemon juice.
  12. serve samvat rice khichdi topped with a bit of ghee and garnished with coriander leaves with vrat ki kadhi, peanut kadhi or any curry meant for fasting. you can also have this sama chawal khichdi with plain yogurt.
recipe notes

rough nutrition info per serving:

Nutrition Facts
samvat rice khichdi recipe | sama chawal khichdi recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 796mg 33%
Potassium 157mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 5.7%
Vitamin C 4.8%
Calcium 4%
Iron 30.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


step by step samvat rice or sama chawal khichdi recipe:

1. in a bowl, soak the sama ke chawal (barnyard millet or samvat rice) for one hour. drain and then keep aside.


2. in a thick bottomed pan, heat 2 tablespoon ghee or peanut oil. add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds. instead of pan, you can also make this khichdi in a pressure cooker.

3. fry the cumin seeds till they change color.

4. now add 1 to 1.5 teaspoon ginger+green chili paste and ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper (kuti hui kali mirch). saute till the raw aroma of both the green chilies and ginger goes away.

5. then add ½ cup potato cubes.

6. stir and saute for two to three minutes.

7. then add the drained sama ke chawal (samvat rice).

8. stir and saute for a minute.

9. add 3 cups water and stir again. 3 cups water makes the khichdi mushy and with a porridge consistency, which we prefer. if you want separate grains, then just add 1.5 to 2 cups water.

10. season with rock salt (sendha namak) and stir well. for fasting recipes, rock salt is used instead of regular salt.

11. cover the pan with a lid and on a low flame allow the grains to simmer and get cooked.

12. do check and stir at intervals.

13. once the grains have softened and cooked well, switch off the flame. you can add about 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves here and mix. also if you prefer, you can add some lemon juice. since i was serving the khichdi with vrat ki kadhi which is also sour, i did not add lemon juice.

14. serve samvat rice khichdi topped with a bit of ghee and garnished with coriander leaves with vrat ki kadhi, peanut amti, vrat wale aloo, dahi arbi, dahi aloo, aloo tamatar sabzi or any curry meant for fasting. you can also have this khichdi with plain yogurt.




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