Sama chawal is also known as barnyard millet. This dish is more popular among Maharashtra region. Main fasting recipe of everyone here is bhagar.
Wholesome and full of nutrition. This keeps you full for longer time. Best during Navratri fasting. Call it pulao or bhagar but the recipe fulfills one completely.
Cooking bhagar is very simple and cooks up within 10 minutes.
This recipe is also a good idea for kids lunch box or during long travels. I do cook them up on any lazy day when you don’t feel like spending much time in the kitchen.
Though in many parts of Purvanchal region people don’t consume Sama chawal during fasting, including me. But it’s best for people who eat this during fasting or any day cooking.
Let’s get the recipe card
Bhagar/Sama chawal pulao
- 1 cup bhagar/sama chawal
- 2 cup water
- 3 to 4 tablespoon ghee/ groundnut oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoon sendha namak or as per taste
- 2 tablespoon roasted peanuts
- 1 tablespoon kaju / cashews
- 1/2 tablespoon jeera / cumin
- 2 green chillies chopped
- 1 potato chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Water for rinsing the bhagar
- Rinse the millet well and throw the water, keep aside
- Heat pan with ghee
- Add jeera, green chili. Saute
- Add chopped potato
- Add roasted peanuts and kaju
- Cover and cook for 1 minute
- Open the lid and give it a nice mix
- Add bhagar with 2 cups of water
- Mix well
- Add sendha namak
- Cover and cook for 5 minutes
- Open the lid add lemon juice, give it a nice mix
- Garnish with coriander leaves
- Serve hot
- Bhagar is ready to enjoy any fasting day or just as dinner.
- Hope you enjoyed this simple recipe
- Until then keep exploring…….
Note- Measurement for 1 cup Bhagar is 2 cup water. You can adjust accordingly. Jeera also is optional if you don’t consume during fasting.