Samak ke Chawal Recipe

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Samak ke chawal is one of the healthiest dishes in fasts. It is an easy and quick to make a recipe.

Barnyard millet is the English name of samak ke chawal. It has been eaten in the vrats all over India. People eat in almost all vrats like Navaratri, Ekadashi, Shivratri etc.

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samak ke chawal

From samak we can make samak ki kheer, namkeen samak ke chawal. Today I am going to share namkeen samak ke chawal. It can be served with the aloo ka raita and dhaniya pudina ki chutni. You can see both of these recipes on my youtube channel.

Some people do not eat tomatoes during the fasts. So, if you are one of those then do not add tomatoes to this recipe.

You can read more vrat recipes which are mentioned below :

Chaat recipesAloo chaat for vrats,

Vrat thali: Sabudana khichdiKuttu ki puriAloo tamatar sabji (Potato tomato curry) – Vrat specialDhaniya pudina chutney – Vrat SpecialAloo raitaSamak ke chawal

Snacks: Sabudana Vadapaneer pakoda for vratDhokla for Vrats – Upwas Dhokla

Sweet recipes for vrat: Sabudana kheerAloo ka halwaDry Coconut BurfiGhiya ki Kheer

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Samak Ke Chawal Recipe

Learn how to make samak ke chawal. Below i have mentioned step by step recipe of it. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 cup Samak ke chawal (wash it in water and remove the water from it)
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil or desi ghee
  • half teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 green chilies finally chopped
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped in small pieces
  • 1 boiled potato chopped in small pieces
  • Chopped Coriander for garnishing
  • Sendha namak (according to your taste)
  • 2 cup water


  • Add 2 tablespoon of cooking oil or desi ghee in pan and heat it up.
    heat the oil for samak ke chawal
  • Put the chopped boiled potato in this oil and fry it a little bit. After frying remove it from pan.
    frying potato in oil
  • Add half teaspoon cumin seed in leftover cooking oil. And let them cook it until its colour changes to light brown
    frying jeera in oil
  • Add finely chopped ginger in it and saute it until the raw flavour of ginger vanishes from it. If 
    saute ginger in oil
  • Add 2 finely chopped green chillies in it and saute it until raw flavour of chillies goes away 
    saute green chili
  • Add chopped tomatoes in it and saute it until raw flavour of it goes away. If you are not having tomatoes in fasts then avoid it. It is completely optional.
    saute tomatoes in oil
  • Now add Rock salt (sendha namak) according to your taste and mix it well in tomatoes.
    salt added in tomatoes
  • Add roasted potatoes in it and mix it well.
    potatoes with tomato in pan
  • Now add samak ke chawal in it and mix it well. 
    samak ke chawal cooking in pan
  • Add 2 cup of water in it. And mix it will.
    water added in samak ke chawal
  • Close the lid of the pan and cook it for 8 to 10 minutes
    lid closed of pan
  • Press samak ke chawal with a finger to check it is cooked or not.
    cooked samak ke chawal
  • After 8 to 10 minutes the dish is ready. Turn off the gas.
  • Serve in a serving bowl and garnish it with chopped coriander and lemon juice. 
    garnished coriander on samal ke chawal


  1. You can use roasted peanuts in it. It will enhance the taste of the recipe and will add the crunch in the recipe.
  2. You can use a carrot or any other vegetable in it which you have in fasts.
  3. Tomatoes are optional. Some people do not have tomatoes in fasts. If you are one of these families then don’t add this in the recipe.
  4. Use twice the quantity of water of chawal. It is the right proportion to cook this recipe. 
  5. You can add black pepper powder in a recipe to enhance the taste.  I haven’t added in my dish but you can add this also in it.
  6. If you love the spicy dish then you can add more green chillies in it.

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