Navratri Recipes 2022: 5 delicious vrat ke chawal dishes you must try

Navratri Recipes 2022: 5 delicious vrat ke chawal dishes you must try

Navratri 2022: One of the most beloved Hindu festivals, Navratri is held in honor of Goddess Durga. This sacred festival is celebrated in various ways across the vast Indian subcontinent. Each region has a special way dedicated to it. Nevertheless, it is cherished and celebrated with joy throughout India. The accompanying fast, also known as vrats, is another important aspect of the Navratri festival. Fasting is considered auspicious during the nine days of Navratri. Mindful fasting can help strengthen and detox your body, but doing it wrong can drain your energy and make you irritable. Include meals that support your adherence to all religious principles, while still providing your body with the nutrition and energy it needs. (Read also: Navratri Recipes 2022: Easy To Make Pumpkin Recipes For Fasting )

Vrat ke chawal, also called se Samak rice (Barnyard Millet), is a great ingredient to include in your quick recipes. They are packed with fiber and essential minerals such as iron and magnesium, which are a great source of energy. Check out some delicious recipes for vrat ke chawal that you must try this Navratri.

1. Sama Pulao

(Recipe from Chef Tarla Dalal)

Sama Pulao (vrat ke chawal pulao) (Pinterest)


1 cup sanwa millet (sama)

1 tbsp ghee

1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

2 cloves (laung/lavang)

1 small stick of cinnamon (dalchini)

1 cardamom (elaichi)

1 tsp finely chopped green peppers

1/2 cup potato cubes

rock salt (sendha namak) to taste

2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania), optional

1/4 cup roasted and coarsely ground peanuts


– To make sama pulao, soak the sanwa millet in plenty of water in a deep bowl for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside.

– Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom and fry over medium heat for 30 seconds.

– Add the green chillies, potatoes and a little salt, mix well and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

– Add the soaked sanwa millet, mix gently and cook over medium heat for 1 minute. , stirring occasionally.

– Add 2 cups of water and a little salt, mxi well, cover with a lid and cook on medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

– Add the coriander and peanuts and mix well. Serve the sama pulao hot.

2. Sama Rice Dosa (vrat ke chawal dosa)

(Recipe by Chef Ranveer Brar)

Sama rice dosa (vrat ke chawal dosa) (Pinterest)
Sama rice dosa (vrat ke chawal dosa) (Pinterest)


for attachment

1 cup Sama/Vrat ke Chawal

2 tablespoons Sago Pearls

1 tsp sugar

Sendha Namak, to taste

for topping

1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped

2 green chili peppers, finely chopped

2 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped


– In the mixing bowl, mix sama chawal, sago pearls and grind to a fine powder. Now transfer the powdered rice mixture to a mixing bowl. Add sugar, salt and mix well.

– Now add 2 cups of water and mix well to form a smooth flowing batter. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, for the topping, mix ginger, green chili, and fresh coriander.

– Heat a dosa tava on high heat, add a teaspoon of oil and let it smoke. Now wipe the pan with a tissue paper. Mix the batter and sprinkle the dosa batter over hot tava with your hands.

– Drizzle a little oil over it and fill it with the topping mixture and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Fold it into a triangle and serve warm with chutney.

3. Sama Rice kheer

(Recipe by Instagram/@indraniskitchenflavours)

Sama rice kheer (vrat ke chawal kheer) (Pinterest)
Sama rice kheer (vrat ke chawal kheer) (Pinterest)


Sama rice 1/2 cup

Whole milk 1 liter

Sugar 1/2 cup or according to desired sweetness

1/3 cup ground nuts (cashews, almonds, pistachios)

Saffron strands a few

Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp


– Take milk in a heavy pan and let it heat up. Add the samari and cook over low heat, stirring constantly.

– Add the saffron threads and cook for another 15 to 20 minutes. At this stage, the kheer will thicken as the millet fluffs during cooking.

– Add the sugar, ground nuts and stir. When the desired consistency and thickness is reached, turn off the heat.

– If the kheer is a bit too thick, add extra milk and cook. Serve warm or chilled.

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