Samak Ka Chawal, Mordhan Chawal or Barnyard Millet Rice

Ditch the mundane rice and spice things up with my Samak Ka Chawal recipe.  This dish is delicious and healthy, making it perfect for fasting or even if you’re just looking to switch up your usual meals.

Servings 4 persons
Course Main
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients for Samak Ka Chawal

(1 cup=200 ml, 1 tbsp=15 ml)

1 cup Samak (mordhan / Barnyard millet)
Water for soaking
2 – 3 Boiled potatoes, finely chopped
3 – 4 Green chilies, finely chopped
2 – 3 nos. Lemon juice
1 tbsp Sugar
Rock salt to taste
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
½ cup Roasted peanuts, crushed
½ cup Coriander leaves, finely chopped
3 – 4 tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)

Instructions for Samak Ka Chawal 

1. Wash the samak a couple of times and soak in water for 20-30 minutes.
2. Drain the water, rinse well. But the samak to boil with fresh water. Once its cooked; discard the excess water and leave aside to dry on a tea towel.
3. Heat ghee in a pan.  Sauté the cumin seeds. Add in green chilies and sauté. Add in potatoes and cook for 1 – 2 minutes.
4. Add in the boiled samak, peanuts, salt, lemon juice, sugar and mix well.  Taste and adjust the seasoning.
Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.
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