Vrat Rice Pulao, Sama chawal Pulao

Vrat Rice Pulao, Sama chawal Pulao

My Navratri meal planner has vrat pulao on the menu today. Vrat pulao is prepared by combining Sama ke Chawal with boiled potatoes and veggies. I have added carrots, beans and green peas to this recipe to make vrat ka pulao more flavorful and healthy.  

My mom-in-law is pretty flexible when it comes to fasting, but feel free to omit or add veggies that you eat/don’t eat during fasting period, I do understand some families follow a very strict diet and avoid eating below mentioned veggies. Likewise if there is a spice that you do not consume during vrat /Navratri feel free to leave that out as well.

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RECIPE DETAIL – A super easy and vegan recipe. Sama (swang) rice or vrat ke chawal (barnyard millet) is commonly used during fasting days. It is a gluten- free grain which behaves like rice and is a perfect fasting ingredient. Saute veggies of your choice in ghee/oil, add sama rice and cook until water is reduced to half. Cover and let it cook in steam for another 2-3 minutes. Take it off the flame and let it sit undisturbed for another 2 minutes. Uncover and using a fork -fluff up the rice. Enjoy it with your favorite chutney and cucumber raita.

MICROWAVE METHOD – Sama rice can also be cooked in the microwave. In a bowl add sama rice along with 1 cup of water. Microwave it on HIGH POWER for 4 minutes. STOP and MIX. If the water is all dried up; add 1/4 cup of water and return it to the microwave and cook for another 4 minutes. Rice should be all cooked and all the water must have dried up by now. If not micro it for another minute. Set it aside. Saute veggies along with spices that you consume, mix it with rice and enjoy!!  

DISCLAIMER – If you do not consume a particular veggie or spice during Navratri , feel free to leave that out and follow your family vrat guidelines.

Other vrat recipes – Sabudana LadooVrat Rajgiria PuriSabudana UttapamKuttu and Singhare ke atte ki RotiSabudana KhichdiSabudana Vrat DosaSama ki Tikki or Sabudana Vada and more….

Vrat Rice Pulao, Sama chawal Pulao

Vrat Rice Pulao, Sama chawal Pulao
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Sama (swang) rice Pulao. It's a gluten-free and vegan recipe made with barnyard millet and veggies. A perfect fasting recipe.
Servings Prep Time
2 PEOPLE 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
2 PEOPLE 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
Vrat Rice Pulao, Sama chawal Pulao
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Rating: 5
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Sama (swang) rice Pulao. It's a gluten-free and vegan recipe made with barnyard millet and veggies. A perfect fasting recipe.
Servings Prep Time
2 PEOPLE 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
2 PEOPLE 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
  • 3/4 cup Sama Rice
  • 1-1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Green Beans (omit if you don't eat in vrat)
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Carrots (omit if you don't eat in vrat)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh or frozen peas (omit if you don't eat in vrat)
  • 1 small Potato, chopped
  • 1 small Chopped green chili
  • 1 teaspoon Rai (Mustard seeds) (omit if you don't eat in vrat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder (sukha dhaniya) (omit if you don't eat in vrat)
  • 5-6 pieces of Cashews
  • 1.5 tablespoon Peanuts (optional)
  • Salt to Taste (Sendha Namak)
  • 1.5 tablespoon Oil/Ghee
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METHOD
  1. Assemble all the ingredients.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry Cashews until light brown in color. Remove and set them aside.
  3. To the same pan add mustard seeds and as they start to sputter, mix in chopped potatoes and carrots.
  4. Add chopped beans and 1/4 cup water, cover and cook until veggies are soft and tender. Uncover and mix green peas and green chilies. Please leave them out if you don't eat these veggies in vrat.
  5. Add spices and mix it well.
  6. Add sama rice..
  7. Pour water and mix.
  8. Bring it a boil. When water is reduced to half, lower the flame...
  9. Cover and let it cook in steam for 2-3 minutes. Take it off the flame and let it sit covered for another 2 minutes.
  10. Sama rice is ready. Fluff it with fork and add cashews.
  11. Serve hot.
  12. Enjoy your meal with vrat chutney and homemade curd.
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