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Saturday, April 1, 2023

Millet (Samo) coconut rice recipe

Millet-coconut-rice-recipe, Vrat-recipe

Ekadashi and festivals like Navaratri has some restrictions like abstaining from consuming rice, grains, lentils etc. Samo Rice (Moraiyo) is a  good option during fasting. It's gluten-free, low on calories and has a low glycemic index. It is an ideal food for diabetics too. Let's go to the recipe.


Cooked Samo millet (OR any millet) - 1 cup
Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
Coarsely ground roasted peanut - 2 tablespoons
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
Green chilli - 2 or 3
Cashews - few
Curry leaves - few
Raw peanuts - few
Ghee - 2 tablespoons
Salt - to taste ( sendha namak OR pink salt)
Hing (optional, as some don't use for vrat)


Wash Samo millet (Moraiyo) a couple of times and soak in water for half an hour. Drain, add 2 cups water and cook millet in open boil method along with salt.

Heat a heavy bottomed kadai, add ghee and fry peanuts and cashews until golden colour. Now add green chillies, curry leaves and cumin seeds. Saute for a while, add coconut and continue sauteeing without changing colour. Now add a pinch of salt for coconut. ( Millet is already cooked with salt).  Add cooked millet and coarsely ground roasted peanuts. Mix gently. Samo coconut rice is ready. 

Note: Samo( Moraiyo) is used in vrat ka khana. Any millet can be substituted instead of Samo. during normal days.

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