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Vrat Rice Pulao, Sama chawal Pulao

This gluten-free and vegan pulao recipe is perfect for fasts. You can call it sama chawal Pulao or even vrat ka pulao. A handful of ingredients and 30 minutes are all you need to make this delicious Navratri recipe! In addition to that, this one-pot meal is highly nutritious, healthy, and filling!
Course Sides, Snacks And Appetizers
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 PEOPLE
Calories 246kcal
Author Ruchi



  • Thoroughly rinse sama rice under tap water before cooking. Set it aside to drain.

    Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Add cashews and saute for 3 to 4 minutes, until cashews are light brown. Remove and set them aside.
  • To the same pan, add diced potatoes and cook until tender but still firm.
  • Add peanuts and cook for another 2-3 minutes until potatoes are slightly browned.
  • Add rinsed millets (sama rice) to the pan along with and water/buttermilk.
  • Stir in the spices and mix to combine.
  • Bring it to a boil. When water is reduced to half, lower the flame.
    Vrat Rice Pula or Sama Rice Pulao - Ruchiskitchen
  • Cover the pan and let the millets steam for 2-3 minutes. After the cooking time is over, remove the pan from heat. Let it steam, covered, for another 2 minutes. Uncover the pan and fluff the sama chawal pulao with a fork. Top with cashews, and serve hot.
  • Enjoy your meal with vrat chutney and homemade curd.
    Vrat Rice Pula or Sama Rice Pulao - Ruchiskitchen
  • Love vegetables in your pulao?
  • Then load it up with colorful seasonal veggies and enjoy!


Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2.8mg