During your 9-day long fasting period which started today on March 25, when you have to prepare a meal after a long day, make this pulao using senda namak. It's perfect for the occasion.

Samak Rice Pulao Recipe Card

During fasts this healthy recipe contributed by Bikanerwala Is apt!

Total Time :
60 min
Preparation Time :
20 min
Cooking Time :
40 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Main Course
Kishori Sud


  • 1 cup barnyard millet (Samak Rice)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • sendha namak as required
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • Water as required
  • 1 small potato
  • 10 cashews
  • 3 green chilli
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp ghee


Step 1
Wash and soak barnyard millet (Samak Rice) for at least fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, peel and dice the potato. Finely chop green chilies and coriander leaves and keep aside.
Step 2
Take a frying pan and add ghee in it. Heat it over moderate flame and add cumin seeds.
Step 3
Sauté till cumin seeds start to splutter. Then add ginger, green chilies, cashews and peanuts.
Step 4
Sauté until cashews become light brown.
Step 5
Now add the diced potatoes. Mix and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on medium heat till potato gets half cooked. Add the barnyard millet, stir and cook for a minute. (You can see it will start to pop.)
Step 6
Add 2 1/2 cup of water, barnyard millet, mix and cover the pan to cook on medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes until it gets cooked. Keep checking using a fork.
Step 7
Add coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix well to combine everything and turn off the flame.
Step 8
Cover the pan and let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Step 9
The steam in the millet makes it cook further and helps absorb all the flavours.
Step 10
Serve hot or warm with side dish.