Sama rice kheer is usually prepared during fasting days, especially in Navratri. Mixing milk, sama rice, and sugar, cooked on medium heat and flavored with either cardamom or saffron, this sama rice kheer is tasty and very healthy.Sama rice kheer is usually prepared during fasting days, especially in Navratri. Mixing milk, sama rice, and sugar, cooked on medium heat and flavored with either cardamom or saffron, this sama rice kheer is tasty and very healthy.

Biologically known as Echinochloa colona, sama rice is also known with different names in different places, in Gujarati, it is called Samo or Moriyo, in Marathi, it is called Bhagar or varicha tandul, in Hindi, it is called as Mordhan or sawa ka chawal or samay ke chawal. Since this millet is very nutritious, it keeps you full during fasting days and gives you energy.

Samak or sama rice is high in digestible fiber and also contains calcium, potassium, phosphorus and amino acids. It is similar to rice in taste and texture. It has a rich source of minerals and vitamins, providing essential nutrients. This millet rice is gluten-free as well as diabetic friendly too. You can prepare various dishes from this rice like pulao, idli, dhokla, and kheer.  In everyday food which contains rice can be replaced with this millet.

I make this kheer exactly the same way as rice kheer. Simply boiling milk and sama rice till it reaches on the desired consistency. Add cardamom and sugar. Serve hot with garnishing chopped nuts. Though you can make this kheer anytime it is made specially during Navratri. Navratri is Indian Hindu festival celebrated for 9 days. Will cover all the details later in another post.

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This recipe can be easily scaled up or down as per requirement. Let see how I prepare this sama rice kheer or Samak rice kheer or vrat ke chawal ki kheer.Sama rice kheer is usually prepared during fasting days, especially in Navratri. Mixing milk, sama rice, and sugar, cooked on medium heat and flavored with either cardamom or saffron, this sama rice kheer is tasty and very healthy.

Sama Rice Kheer or Vrat Ke Chawal Ki Kheer

Ingredients                                                                    4 Servings

1/2 Cup sama rice
1 Ltr or 4 cups milk
1/4 Cup chopped dry fruits like cashew, almond, pistachio
1 Tblsp raisins (optional)
4 Pods cardamom powdered
8 Tsp sugar
Few saffron strands (optional)

Method

  1. First of all clean, the sama rice nicely and wash them 2-3 times. Keep it ready.
  2. Heat a heavy bottom pan and add milk. Start boiling the milk. I use heavy bottom pans for kheer so that milk or rice do not get burnt from the bottom.
  3. Once the milk starts boiling add the sama rice and stirs nicely. Cook on medium heat until rice is cooked.
  4. If soaked rice is used then it takes less time to cook. It takes about 15-20 mins to cook sama rice. I do not soak rice in my kheer or pudding until the time is a constraint. I want the rice to be cooked in milk and have it’s flavor inside.
  5. Keep stirring on regular intervals else rice may burn in the bottom of the pan.
  6. After 10-15 mins sama rice grains will be double in size and kheer thicken.
  7. To this add cardamom powder, saffron strands and dry fruits. Mix nicely and boil for another 3-4 min on low heat. Here saffron strands are completely optional. I noticed sometimes cardamom and saffron both get mixed up flavorwise. Either one of them will suffice.
  8. Adjust sugar as per your taste and mix well till sugar dissolves. Sama rice kheer or vrat ke chawal ki kheer is ready to serve. Garnish with some chopped dry fruits and enjoy.
  9.  For consistency check: Take kheer in a spoon and pour it back. If it drops together in a pan then it means kheer is ready with proper thickness. If milk and rice separate then cook some more time on the sim.
  10. Sama rice or vrat ke chawal ki kheer is ready to serve. You can serve it either warm or chilled, both will taste great.Sama rice kheer is usually prepared during fasting days, especially in Navratri. Mixing milk, sama rice, and sugar, cooked on medium heat and flavored with either cardamom or saffron, this sama rice kheer is tasty and very healthy.

Note

  1. Soak rice there is no much time to cook. Soaked rice cooks fast.
  2. Adjust sugar as per taste.
  3. Use either cardamom or saffron strands. Using both none of the flavor dominates.
  4. This kheer can be made on normal days as well. It is very healthy.

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Sama rice kheer is usually prepared during fasting days, especially in Navratri. Mixing milk, sama rice, and sugar, cooked on medium heat and flavored with either cardamom or saffron, this sama rice kheer is tasty and very healthy.
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Sama Rice Kheer | Vrat Ke Chawal Ki Kheer | How To Make Sama Rice Kheer Recipe

Sama rice kheer is usually prepared during fasting days, especially in Navratri. Mixing milk, sama rice, and sugar, cooked on medium heat and flavored with either cardamom or saffron, this sama rice kheer is tasty and very healthy.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword sama rice kheer, samak rice kheer, vrat ka khana, vrat ke chawal ki kheer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Bhawana Singh

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup sama rice
  • 1 Ltr or 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 Cup chopped dry fruits like cashew, almond, pistachio
  • 1 Tblsp raisins (optional)
  • 4 Pods cardamom powdered
  • 8 Tsp sugar
  • Few saffron strands (optional)

Instructions

  1. First of all clean, the sama rice nicely and wash them 2-3 times. Keep it ready.

  2. Heat a heavy bottom pan and add milk. Start boiling the milk. I use heavy bottom pans for kheer so that milk or rice do not get burnt from the bottom.

  3. Once the milk starts boiling add the sama rice and stirs nicely. Cook on medium heat until rice is cooked.

  4. If soaked rice is used then it takes less time to cook. It takes about 15-20 mins to cook sama rice. I do not soak rice in my kheer or pudding until the time is a constraint. I want the rice to be cooked in milk and have it’s flavor inside.

  5. Keep stirring on regular intervals else rice may burn in the bottom of the pan.

  6. After 10-15 mins sama rice grains will be double in size and kheer thicken.

  7. To this add cardamom powder, saffron strands and dry fruits. Mix nicely and boil for another 3-4 min on low heat. Here saffron strands are completely optional. I noticed sometimes cardamom and saffron both get mixed up flavorwise. Either one of them will suffice.

  8. Adjust sugar as per your taste and mix well till sugar dissolves. Sama rice kheer or vrat ke chawal ki kheer is ready to serve. Garnish with some chopped dry fruits and enjoy.

  9. For consistency check: Take kheer in a spoon and pour it back. If it drops together in a pan then it means kheer is ready with proper thickness. If milk and rice separate then cook some more time on the sim.

  10. Sama rice or vrat ke chawal ki kheer is ready to serve. You can serve it either warm or chilled, both will taste great.

Recipe Notes

  1. Soak rice there is no much time to cook. Soaked rice cooks fast.
  2. Adjust sugar as per taste.
  3. Use either cardamom or saffron strands. Using both none of the flavor dominates.
  4. This kheer can be made on normal days as well. It is very healthy.

13 thoughts on “Sama Rice Kheer | Vrat Ke Chawal Ki Kheer | How To Make Sama Rice Kheer Recipe”

  1. Hi, kheer is always a special dessert for any occasion. And this one is healthy. Who will say no for the sweet if it is served in such a lovely bowl..

  2. Cheer is the most favourite dessert at our place in summer no matter which grain we choose to make it. The health benefits of sama rice are definitely a bonus!

  3. Kheer is the most popular summer dessert at our place, no matter whichever grain we use to make it. Your sama rice kheer looks delicious with loads of health benefits as a bonus!

  4. Love your bowls. I use to make sama kheer often my kids were young as the grain is so easy to digest. I love how it can be turned into a delicious healthy dessert with added nuts and fruits.

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