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Samvat rice kheer recipe with step by step photos – samvat rice are also known as sama rice or barnyard millet. This Sama rice kheer recipe is often made during fasting days and is also known by the name Vrat ke chawal ki kheer Or samak ki kheer.

vrat ke chawal kheer

Barnyard millet are ancient grains which are very healthy. Millet grains can be easily substituted for rice or rava/semolina in any dish. So you can make pulaos, puddings, kheers, upma, khichdi etc with millet.

Thus with samvat rice, you can make various dishes like Sama rice pulao, Sama ke rice ki idli, Sama rice khichdi, sama rice dosa, sama rice upma and so on. Do give these nutritious grains a try. They are really good and only need support from big companies to market them.

Millets are anti oxidant, have lots of fibre and high in protein. They are gluten free as well as diabetic friendly. They are easy to digest and cook quickly.

This sama rice kheer tastes Similar to rice kheer but lighter and much easier to digest. You can make this kheer on normal days also. Few more kheer recipes which you can make for Navratri fasting are:

More about Navratri fasting on this post – Navratri fasting rules.

Serve vrat ke chawal ki kheer hot or warm garnished with some rose petals or saffron threads or chopped cashews. You can also serve this kheer chilled.

Other names for barnyard millet – echinochloa frumentacea (botanical name), shamula, sama, shama, shamul, samai, kuthiraivali, kudirai valu, bonta chamalu, sawank, swang, shyama.

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samak ki kheer

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Vrat ke chawal ka kheer or samvat rice kheer is a creamy kheer made with samvat rice or barnyard millet.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins

Cuisine North Indian
Course: Desserts, Sweets

Servings 3 to 4
Units

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup samvat rice (sama ke chawal or barnyard millet) or 60 grams sama ke chawal
  • 3 cups full fat milk or 750 ml full fat milk
  • 12 to 15 cashews (kaju) - halved or chopped
  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins (kishmish)
  • 4 to 5 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon green cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder) or 4 to 5 cardamoms - crushed in mortar-pestle
  • 7 to 9 saffron strands (kesar)

Instructions

soaking sama ke chawal

  • Soak 1/3 cup barnyard millet or sama ke chawal in enough water for about an hour.
  • Later drain and keep aside.

making samvat rice kheer

  • In a thick bottomed saucepan/pan/kadai heat milk and bring to a gentle boil on a low to medium flame. Then add the sama ke chawal. Stir very well.
  • Cover the pan with its lid and on a low flame simmer the kheer mixture till the barnyard millet gets cooked.
  • Do stir at intervals. Do use a thick bottomed pan, so that the milk or the millet do not get scorched from the base.
  • These tiny grains take about 18 to 20 minutes to cook on a low flame.
  • Add 4 tbsp sugar. You can add more sugar if required. Stir very well till the sugar dissolves.
  • Then add 1/2 tsp cardamom powder and 7 to 9 saffron strands. Saffron strands are optional and you can skip these if you do not have them. You can also add 1 tsp of rose water instead of saffron.
  • Lastly add chopped cashews and golden raisins.
  • Stir and simmer for a minute. Sama chawal kheer has a creamy consistency. Scrape off the dried milk solids from the pan and add it to the kheer.
  • Serve the vrat ke chawal ka kheer hot or warm garnished with some rose petals or saffron threads or chopped cashews. You can also serve this kheer chilled.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 325kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 10gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 110mgPotassium: 406mgSugar: 31gVitamin A: 405IUCalcium: 287mgIron: 1.6mg

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How to make samvat rice kheer recipe

1. Soak ⅓ one third cup barnyard millet or sama ke chawal in enough water for about an hour. Drain and keep aside.

barnyard millet for kheer recipe, samvat rice, sama ke chawal

2. In a thick bottomed saucepan/pan/kadai heat 3 cups milk (750 ml) and bring to a gentle boil on a low to medium flame.

milk for samvat rice kheer recipe

3. Then add the sama ke chawal/samvat rice/barnyard millet.

sama ke chawal or samvat rice for kheer recipe

4. Stir very well.

stir - making samvat rice kheer recipe

5. Cover the pan with its lid and on a low flame, simmer the kheer mixture till the barnyard millet gets cooked and softens.

cooking samvat rice kheer recipe

6. Do stir at intervals. Do use a thick bottomed pan, so that the milk or the millet does not get scorched from the base.

stir samvat rice kheer, stir vrat ke chawal ki kheer

7. These tiny grains take about 18 to 20 minutes to cook on a low to medium flame. If you have not soaked them, then they will take a longer time.

samvat rice kheer, vrat ke chawal ki kheer

8. Once the grains are cooked, then add 4 tbsp sugar. You can add more sugar if required. Stir very well till the sugar dissolves.

sugar for vrat ke chawal ki kheer recipe

9. Then add ½ tsp cardamom powder (chotti eliachi powder).

cardamom for vrat ke chawal ki kheer recipe

10. Add 7 to 9 safrron strands. Saffron strands are optional and you can skip these if you do not have them. You can also add 1 tsp of rose water instead of saffron.

saffron for vrat ke chawal ki kheer recipe

11. This pic is just to show the consistency of the kheer and the texture of cooked barnyard millet. The grains should soften completely. The milk will also thicken. Samvat rice kheer has a creamy consistency. you can adjust the consistency you want in the kheer. We always prefer a medium consistency, but you can make thin or thick.

vrat ke chawal ki kheer, sama ke rice kheer recipe

12. Lastly add chopped cashews and golden raisins.

cashews for vrat ke chawal ki kheer recipe

13. Stir and simmer for a minute or two. Scrape off the dried milk solids from the pan and add it to the samvat kheer.

vrat ke chawal ki kheer recipe, sama rice kheer recipe, samvat rice kheer recipe

14. Serve vrat ke chawal ki kheer hot or warm garnished with some rose petals or saffron threads or chopped cashews. You can also serve this kheer chilled.

samvat rice kheer recipe, vrat ke chawal ki kheer, sama rice kheer recipe

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18 Comments

  1. Samvat kheer is made of rice. And we can’t eat rice during fast. Then how you have added it under vrat recipes.

    1. Aditi, it is sama rice. its a millet grain and is allowed during religious fasting.

  2. Nice receipe 🙂 I love ur blog, ur pics are superb and makes one tempt to try and cook! 🙂
    I have known that Sama is Little millet and Kudravaali is Banyard Millet.
    But here i see sama is mentioned as Banyard Millet, so little confused.
    i googled and found sama is mentioned as little millet everywhere, even on the packets.4 stars

    1. thanks pv. the word sama or sanva is a hindi word. we call barnyard millet as sama ke chawa or samwat chawal or swank or swang chawal. in marathi language we call these grains as varai. the sama that you are mentioning is the south indian word for little millet. even i had got confused first.

  3. it was a great help for the preparation of kheer,as every time i eat only those finger counting things in navratras ,but after going through this recipe i actually able to get some change in my 8 navratris days.4 stars

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