Sama Pulao, For Vrat Or Upvas

Sama Pulao, For Vrat Or Upvas

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A wholesome pulao perfect for fasting days, the Sama Pulao combines the unique, earthy flavour of the sanwa millet with the aroma and flavour of whole spices and coriander.

Crushed peanuts give the pulao a fabulous texture and rich flavour, while potato makes it more sumptuous and filling. Enjoy the Sama Pulao hot and fresh with Rajgira ki Kadhi .

Sama Pulao, For Vrat Or Upvas recipe - How to make Sama Pulao, For Vrat Or Upvas

Soaking time:  15 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1 cup sanwa millet (sama)
1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 cloves (laung / lavang) (laung/lavang)
1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini)
1 cardamom (elaichi)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 cup potato cubes
rock salt ( sendha namak) to taste
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania) , optional
1/4 cup roasted and coarsely crushed peanuts

  1. Soak the sanwa millet in enough water for 10 to 15 minutes in a deep bowl. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the green chillies, potatoes and little salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes ,while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the soaked sanwa millet, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute. , while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add 2 cups of water and little salt, mxi well, cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 6 to 8 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the coriander and peanuts and mix well.
  7. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy197 cal
Protein4.6 g
Carbohydrates27 g
Fiber4.4 g
Fat8.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3.7 mg


Sama Pulao, For Vrat Or Upvas
 on 05 Oct 16 07:08 PM

A delicious recipe....This is a fantastic pulao. I prepared this recipe for the Navratri upvas.