Samvat Pulao (Barnyard Millet) – Navratri Special

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Samvat Pulao Navratri food recipe
Samvat Pulao – Navratri Special

Navratri is a Hindu festival and an auspicious time to begin new things, works, jobs etc. This is the time when we devote ourselves to Durga Maa. Its called NAVratri as NAV denotes the NINE and Ratri means Night. Also, Nine represents nine forms of Mata Rani. It comes twice in a year and quite many devotees are on fast for all nine days. Fasting in these days helps connect to God and in the process of detoxification as well. Eating fruit-based food only and no wheat and Rice are permissible in Navratri Vrath (Fast). So much so the salt used is Sendha Namak. Its no sodium salt and helps in controlling the BP levels. Use of Fresh fruits, Sabudana (Sago), Makhane (Foxnut), Curd, Samvat Rice , Singhara (Water Chestnut Flour) Atta , Kuttu (Buckwheat Flour) Atta can be used to make various delicacies. Samvat or Samak is full of fibre, magnesium and iron and is energy-rich food. As its gluten-free, Grain-free food, its a great choice for people who have gluten allergies and a healthy yet light meal for people on weight-loss plan. These fiber rich foods help control diabetes. A 100 gm serving of Samvat Pulao is around 180 calories.

Yesterday I was on Navratri fast as I keep first and last fasts. Also, in Shivratri fast, I have similar food as of Navratri. I start my day with tea and then Bananas are my best friend to keep me energetic. The recipe is simple and tasty too. I learnt to make it from my mother-in-law an when I first had it, she made it first time too. But I must say, it was the best Samvat Pulao I ever had..Mine is not even close though tasty as my family has always appreciated it. Sharing the tested recipe with you makes me feel great. We eat potatoes, green chillies, peanuts, Tomatoes, Sitaphal (Pumpkin) in this fast.. You may add or change the ingredients as per your preferences. I always make the Vrath food in desi ghee as I offer it to Mata Rani for Bhog and then it becomes a prasad for us.

I enjoyed the delicious Samvat Pulao flavoured with peanuts and green chillies.

Which one is your special flavoring ingredient? Do share your experience with me.

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Samvat Pulao (Barnyard Millet) - Navratri Special
A simple home made easy recipe of Navratri Samvat Pulao flavoured with peanuts and green chillies.
Samvat Pulao Navratri food recipe
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 15 min
Servings
bowls
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 15 min
Servings
bowls
Ingredients
Samvat Pulao Navratri food recipe
Instructions
  1. Soak Samvat rice in a bowl for ten min.
    Samvat Oulao Samak Rice Navratri recipe
  2. In the meantime, you may thin slice potatoes and chop tomatoes in small chunks..
    Samvat Oulao Samak Rice Navratri recipe
  3. Fry peanuts in desi ghee.
    Samvat Oulao Samak Rice Navratri recipe
  4. Let them be brown and crisp and then take in a separate bowl.
    Samvat Oulao Samak Rice Navratri recipe
  5. Fry potatoes. Make sure to add in hot ghee and then simmer or else they would remain raw from inside. Thats the reason we sliced them thin.
    Samvat Oulao Samak Rice Navratri recipe
  6. Take out fried potatoes once brown.
    Samvat Oulao Samak Rice Navratri recipe
  7. Keep the fried peanuts and fried potatoes in separate bowls as they are to be added later.
    Samvat Oulao Samak Rice Navratri recipe
  8. Add Jeera and chopped tomatoes an\long with chopped green chillies . You may add little salt here for quick cooking. Also cover with lid.
    Samvat Oulao Samak Rice Navratri recipe
  9. when tomatoes are cooked, they leave ghee. You may add Kali Mirch(Black Pepper).
    Samvat Oulao Samak Rice Navratri recipe
  10. Remove water from soaked samvat rice. Add Rice to Tomatoes gravy.
    Samvat Oulao Samak Rice Navratri recipe
  11. Add water and sendha salt. cover it. It takes around 5-10 minutes for rice to soften up depending ore on quantity of rice. Add water around twice the quantity of rice. It takes much less time to cook as compared to our white rice.
    Samvat Oulao Samak Rice Navratri recipe
  12. You may check in between. The rice absorbs water and starts getting soft. If you want to eat it later, leave it with loose consistency as it gets dried up fast. If you are eating fresh, then just the Pulao consistency would be okay.
    Samvat Oulao Samak Rice Navratri recipe
  13. Once its completely soft, you may add fried peanuts and fried potatoes.
    Samvat Oulao Samak Rice Navratri recipe
  14. Sprinkle lemon juice.
    Samvat Pulao Samak Rice Navratri Recipe
  15. The samvat Pulao is Ready!!! Serve it hot with dahi..
    Samvat Oulao Samak Rice Navratri recipe
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 bowl
Servings: 2
Amount per serving  
Calories 206
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.5g 15%
Saturated Fat 5.1g 26%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 22.5g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3.6g 13%
Total Sugars 2.5g  
Protein 4.6g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 483mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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