Fasting khichadi recipe prepared using sama rice is sama rice khichdi. Sama rice prepared with the tempering of ghee, cumin seeds, cooked to a mushy consistency is Sama Rice Khichdi. Fasting recipes using sama rice are not many. And I love rice dishes during fasts as these as lighter and make easy lunch recipes or light dinner recipe. Therefore I cook samak rice in different ways for the change. Sama rice khichdi, sama rice recipe, sama rice pulao are more or less the same, with the difference of a few ingredients and consistency of the dishes. Sama rice khichadi is mushy.
Generally, khichdi recipes are a combination of rice, lentils, and vegetables. But the fast recipes do not allow the use of lentils. Therefore sama rice is prepared till soft and mushy to make khichdi. Few ingredients are allowed for fast recipes, and among the available Indian rice sama rice is the only variety of rice allowed during fasts (as per my knowledge). Let’s have a look at the ingredients required to make samak rice khichdi:
Sama Rice / Sama ke Chawal / Barnyard Millet: Samak rice is easily available at the local grocers or online. Like most of the Indian rice, sama rice also needs to be soaked for the preparations.
Tempering: Simple cumin seeds and clarified butter is used to temper the khichdi. I like to add a lot of ghee on my steaming hot khichdi, be it any khichadi. That’s totally optional.
Other ingredients: Potato and chopped green chili add little oomph to the khichdi.
Lemon Juice: A splash of lemon juice, in the end,0 makes a lot of difference.
If you are looking for more fast recipes, you might like kuttu ka chilla and aloo ki sabji, sabudana khichadi etc. If you are looking for more khichadi recipes you might like the spicy, tangy and flavorsome Gujarati khichdi.
Serve it hot with piping hot moongphali kadhi.
1.This recipe serves 3-4 persons.
2.In a cooking pan heat 1 tsp of oil. Add ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera) and let it splutter. Cook on low flame. I like to overcook my jeera till dark.
3.Next add in 1 small cubed potato and 1 chopped green chilli along with rock salt to taste. Cook for a minute.
4.Next add 3 cups of water and let it simmer. Add 1 cup soaked sama rice.
5.Cook on low flame with lid and some heavy object on the lid.
6.Cook till the water is absorbed and rice is soft and mushy. Let it sit without flame for 10 minutes.
7.Finish off with juice of lemon and 1 tbsp ghee. Serve warm. Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 10 minutes + 60 minutes soaking time
COOK TIME 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME 25 minutes + 60 minutes passive time
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