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