Vrat ke Chawal ka Pulao or say Falahari Pulao is a fragrant and flavourful pulao recipe that takes this rice to an altogether different level, thus tempting you to gorge on this not just during fasts but also on non-fasting days. And yes, it’s vegan as well as gluten-free too!

Using Sama rice during fasting is an age-old practice and our family has been using it too. But as they were made plain, basically, just boiled rice, therefore I was not a huge fan of it. But ever since I have started making Pulao with this rice the story has changed completely. Not only me, but the whole family loves it.

The addition of fried potatoes, cottage cheese, and whole spices make it so fragrant. Once you start making it this way, then I am sure you will not wait for Navratras, Rather you will make it round the year.

Have you tried Sama Halwa? Tastes excellent just like that of semolina.

If you fast during Navratras, then do check my Navratra Recipes Collection.

 

What is Samak Rice

 

Benefits 

Sama, being a millet is full of benefits.

Seeing the benefits of Sama rice, don’t you think that we should consume it round the year and not just during fasts?

 

Serving Suggestions

 

My Tips For The Perfect Outcome

 

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  1. It’s a vegan recipe.
  2. Also, gluten-free.
  3. Easy and quick recipe.
  4. Fragrant and flavourful.
  5. Being a millet, full of health benefits.
  6. Very filling and yet light on the digestive system.
  7. Perfect ratio of rice and water.
  8. Pulao is with separated grains and not mushy.
  9. Can be eaten hot as well as at room temperature.
  10. Its low glycemic index, makes it ideal for diabetics too.

 

 Step by Step Recipe

 

Samak Rice Pulao / Vrat ka Pulao / Falahari Pulao

Samak Rice Pulao / Vrat ka Pulao / Falahari Pulao

 

Samak Rice Pulao / Vrat ka Pulao / Falahari Pulao

Samak Rice Pulao / Vrat ka Pulao / Falahari Pulao

 

Samak Rice Pulao / Vrat ka Pulao / Falahari Pulao

 

Samak Rice Pulao / Vrat ka Pulao / Falahari Pulao

 

Samak Rice Pulao / Vrat ka Pulao / Falahari Pulao

Samak Rice Pulao / Vrat ka Pulao / Falahari Pulao

 

Samak Rice Pulao / Vrat ka Pulao / Falahari Pulao

 

Samak Rice Pulao / Vrat ka Pulao / Falahari Pulao

Samak Rice Pulao / Vrat ka Pulao / Falahari Pulao

 

Samak Rice Pulao / Vrat ka Pulao / Falahari Pulao

Samak Rice Pulao / Vrat ka Pulao / Falahari Pulao

Samak Rice Pulao / Vrat ka Pulao / Falahari Pulao

 

Sama Rice Pulao For Non-Fasting Days

This millet pulao is so delicious that you can have it during non-fasting days too. If making it for having without fasts, then add veggies like onion, peas, beans etc and you will have a sumptuous yet gluten-free vegetable pulao.

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Samak Rice Recipe

An easy and quick recipe perfect to have on any day of the year, not just fasts.

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Cup 100 g Samak Rice
  • 2 Potatoes Medium Sized
  • 100 g Cottage Cheese Paneer
  • 1 Piece Bayleaf Tejpatta
  • 1/4 " Cinnamon Stick Dalchini
  • 2 or 3 Cloves Laung
  • 1 Black Cardamom Badi Elaichi
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • 1 Tbsp Clarified Butter Ghee
  • 1 Tsp Rock Salt Saindha Namak
  • 1 or 2 Green Chilli
  • 1/2 Tsp Ginger grated or minced
  • 1.25 Cups Water
  • 1/4 Cup Roasted and Crushed Peanuts
  • Few Roasted Almonds or Cashews Optional
  • Few Raisins Optional
  • 2 or 3 Tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Carrot Grated (Optional)

Instructions
 

  • Clean Samak rice. Wash them and soak for 15 minutes. During this time do the following preparations.
  • Peel Potatoes. Chop into small pieces. We chop it small to match with the small granules of rice. If cut big, they may look odd.
  • Similarly, cut cottage cheese in small cubes.
  • Put a pan on the flame. Heat Clarified Butter (ghee) in it.
  • When reasonably hot, add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, black cardamom.
  • Put chopped potatoes. Cook on medium flame till 90% cooked and slightly brown in colour.
  • Add cumin seeds, green chilli and ginger.
  • To this, add fried cottage cheese cubes. (See Note 1)
  • Now reduce the flame, and keep the soaked rice in the colander for 20 to 30 seconds so that all water drains out.(See Note 2)
  • Put the drained Samak rice in the pan.
  • Saute on medium flame for about one minute, stirring continuously.
  • Add water and salt. Keep the flame high.
  • When the boil comes, reduce the flame and cover the pan.
  • After about 4 to 5 minutes, your pulao will be ready. (See Note 3)
  • It will be mushy like upma.
  • Squeeze lemon juice.
  • Keep it covered for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Add roasted and crushed peanuts, cashews, almonds, raisins and lot of chopped coriander.
  • Serve with devotion, curd and chutney optional.

Notes

  1. You may use any cup for measuring rice but then use the same cup for measuring water too.
  2. You may saute paneer with potatoes or separately. I did it in the air fryer.
  3. It is better to put soaked rice in the colander to drain off the water. This is because the granules are so small that it is difficult to do with hands as we do for normal rice.
  4. If the pulao seems too dry, you may add 1 or 2 tablespoon water more. But not more than that.
Keyword Sama Rice Recipe, Vrat Ke Chawal

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