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

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

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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.

samvat rice khichdi recipe, sama chawal khichdi recipe

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:

samvat rice khichdi recipe
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samvat rice khichdi recipe | sama chawal khichdi recipe

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

course main course
cuisine north indian
prep time 1 hour
cook time 35 minutes
total time 1 hour 35 minutes
servings 3 to 4
rough calories per serving 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.

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.

soaked sama chawal
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.

cumin for sama chawal khichdi recipe

3. fry the cumin seeds till they change color.

sauting cumin for sama chawal khichdi recipe

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.

paste for sama chawal khichdi recipe

5. then add ½ cup potato cubes.

potatoes for sama chawal khichdi recipe

6. stir and saute for two to three minutes.

making sama chawal khichdi recipe

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

add sama chawal

8. stir and saute for a minute.

stir sama chawal khichdi

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.

water for sama chawal khichdi recipe

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

salt for sama rice khichdi recipe

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

cooking sama rice khichdi recipe

12. do check and stir at intervals.

stir samvat rice khichdi recipe

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.

garnish samvat rice khichdi recipe

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.

samvat rice khichdi recipe, sama chawal khichdi recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. We LOVE your website, it is so easy and versatile. Not easy to be Veggie in NZ especially around special festivals which require special diets but my mom and I came across your site a few years back and have not looked back since, thank you so much for giving Hindus access to home around the world

    • thanks a lot nandani. i know its not easy to get vegetarian food outside in some countries. i am so glad that the recipes are helping you. give my regards to your mom. happy cooking.

  2. If making in pressure cooker how many whistles to give.

    • give 3 to 4 whistles.

  3. Hi, the ginger chili paste is mentioned as adrak lahsun paste, thought I would let you know. Love all your recipes, they never disappoint. Thank you for making our lives easier with lovely recipes ?

    • thanks sam for pointing this out. have changed it. also thanks for the feedback on all the recipes ?

  4. GOOD RECEPIES, AND VERY TASTY RECEPIS, THANK U .

    BUT I AM NOT KNOWN samvat rice, BECAUSE I AM IN ANDHRAPRADESH, WEST GODAVARI
    DISTRICS. THIS LANGUAGE IS NOT KNOWN.

    • thanks. samvat rice or barnyard millet is also called as ‘odalu’ in telugu language. i just checked on google.

  5. I liked ur easy recipe too much

    • thanks reeta

  6. very healthy kichadi

  7. wow thats a super comfort food and this is good for this hot season

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