sama rice khichdi

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What is Sama Rice Khichdi?

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.

Let’s have a look at the ingredients for Sama Rice khichdi recipe

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.

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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.

How to serve Samvat Khichdi?

Serve it hot with piping hot moongphali kadhi.

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How to make Moongphali Kadhi?

1.This recipe serves 3-4 persons.

sama rice khichdi

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.

sama rice khichdi

3.Next add in 1 small cubed potato and 1 chopped green chilli along with rock salt to taste. Cook for a minute.

sama rice khichdi

4.Next add 3 cups of water and let it simmer. Add 1 cup soaked sama rice.

sama rice khichdi

5.Cook on low flame with lid and some heavy object on the lid.

sama rice khichdi

6.Cook till the water is absorbed and rice is soft and mushy. Let it sit without flame for 10 minutes.

sama rice khichdi

7.Finish off with juice of lemon and 1 tbsp ghee. Serve warm. Bon appétit!

sama rice khichdi

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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