Sep 28, 2017

Sama Chawal ki Kheer | Barnyard Millet Pudding

Samvat rice also known as sama rice or samak ke chawal or barnyard millet. It’s an ancient grains which are gluten free as well as diabetic friendly. Millets are rich in protein and anti-oxidant grains. Samak grains are allowed during fasting days and also known as vrat ke chawal.

You can use sama grain in various dishes like kheer, khichdi, upma, chillas, dosas, idli, tikkis and many more. You can substitute samak rice with regular rice or rava.

To make samak rice kheer, just cooked washed samak in milk with dry nuts and cardamom powder. You can serve chilled or warm whatever you prefer. The taste and texture are familiar to rice kheer.

Sama Chawal ki Kheer | Barnyard Millet Pudding

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian Farali
Cooking Method: Simmering

1 Liter Milk
2/3 Cup Samak Rice/ Barnyard Millet
1/2 Cup Sugar
Few Strands of Saffron
2 Tbsps. Almonds, Finely Chopped
2 Tbsps. Raisins
1 Tbsp. Pistachios
1/2 Tsp. Cardamom Powder

Clean and wash the samak rice in water. Drain the whole water and keep aside.
Boil the milk in heavy bottom pan. When milk starts boiling, add samak rice in milk. Stir it and cook on low flame. Stir continuously to avoid stick at the bottom of the pan.
Wash and soak the raisins in water for 10 minutes to remove dust.
Cut the pistachios and almonds into small pieces.
Add saffron, nuts and cardamom powder into milk.
Now milk consistency becomes thicken and rice and milk combines together.
Add sugar and stir it. Cook for 5 minutes more till to sugar dissolves.
Now kheer is ready to serve. Garnish with more nuts and serve chilled.

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  1. Looks so sinful Preeti, what a lovely dessert!

  2. Looks so delicious Preeti. Sinfully delicious. Love it.

  3. Royal , Rich kheer ! Would love to try this one . Love the saffron yellow and the pista green contrast Color's of this kheer

  4. Love millets and this millet kheer sounds fantastic. Awesome. Love those clicks.

  5. This is my fav in fasting. Looks so delicious.

  6. Super delicious kheer, how rich and creamy its looks, so delightful.

  7. I love making samai kheer. Its so delicious.

  8. That's a guilt free dessert Preeti! Yum


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