Sama Khichdi Recipe - Barnyard Millet Khichdi -Navratri Fasting - Vrat Recipe
A delicious and creamy Khichdi recipe made with Barnyard Millets also known as Sama that can be served during Navratri fasting or Vrat fasting time
Sama Khichdi Recipe - Barnyard Millet Khichdi is a one pot dish made with Barnyard Millet with an assortment of vegetables flavoured with Indian spices. It is made in a pressure cooker which helps in cooking faster as well as gives a creamy texture to the dish.
Did you know : Barnyard millet is rich in fibre, they are gluten free and a vegan cereal. Therefore many people prefer this while fasting for Navratri. The millet has a Semolina or Rava texture.
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- 1 cup Barnyard Millet
- 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
- 1 Potato (Aloo) , boiled and cubed
- 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , finely chopped
- 1 Tomato , finely chopped
- 1 Bay leaves (tej patta) , torn
- 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
- 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
- 2 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
- 2 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , crushed
- Salt , to taste (rock salt)
- 1 teaspoon Oil
How to make Sama Khichdi Recipe - Barnyard Millet Khichdi -Navratri Fasting - Vrat Recipe
We begin making Sama Khichdi Recipe (Vrat Recipe) by dry roasting the barnyard millets in a pan till it turns slight brown. Turn off the flame and allow it to cool.
Then in a pressure cooker add 1 teaspoon cooking oil,
Once the oil is hot, add green chillies, bay leaves, cinnamon and crushed pepper corns and give it a good stir
Next add the chopped potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and saute until for a few minutes until they are slightly soft.
Add 2 cups of water for 1 cup of sama rice to get a creamy consistency.
Let the water boil and then add the millet and cover it for 5 minutes and let it cook for 2 whistles.
Turn of the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally.
Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with coriander leaves and squeeze in the lemon and give it a mix.