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Sama Rice Kheer with Carrots, a delicious kheer made with Sama Rice, fresh healthy Carrots, Nuts and Raisins, that can be consumed during fasting days..
Farali recipe.. Vrat ki Kheer recipe
Sama Rice or Barnyard Millet, a gluten free grain, that is consumed in India during fasting days as a substitute for Rice. The grain is smaller in size, but the cooked grain tastes like rice. Sama Rice Pulao, Sama Rice Kheer are common dishes made with it. Nowadays people make cutlets and other delectable dishes using this grain along with the flours and other ingredients used during fasting days. Check out Vrat Ki Papadi Chaat from the blog.
Chaitra Navratri(that falls in the month of March or April) begins today. It is a nine day long fasting period for Hindus in India, where they fast and worship nine forms Goddess Durga. Many people fast for 2 days and many for full 8 or 9 days. It is already too hot in many parts of North India where these fasts are observed. So if while fasting you want something thanda thanda cool cool, the make this kheer, chill in refrigerator and eat whenever you want something cool and light. Check out other fasting kheer recipes from the blog..Makhane Ki Kheer and Paneer ki Kheer .
I have added finely grated carrots, almonds and raisins to make it more nutritious. Kids also like this kheer as it tastes just like their favourite Chawal ki Kheer(Rice Pudding).
Let’s see how we make this easy and nutritious kheer that can be consumed in fasting as well as non- fasting days.
Sama Rice aur Gajar Ki Kheer
- 1/4 Cup Sama Rice/ Barnyard Millet
- 4 Cups Whole Cream Milk
- 1/2 Cup Finely Grated Carrots
- 1-2 tbsp Finely Chopped Almonds
- 1 tbsp Raisins
- 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder/Elaichi Powder
- Sugar as required
- Wash and soak Sama Rice in water for at least 30 minutes.Grate carrots finely.
- In a heavy bottomed pan, keep milk to boil medium flame.
- When the first boil comes, lower the flame, drain water from soaked sama rice, add to milk, along with grated carrots , nuts and raisins and mix.
- Cook till rice starts to thicken add sugar, mix well and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Serve hot or chilled.
Do make it this Navratri or whenever you are fasting. Check out other fasting recipes from the blog.. Sama Rice Pulao, Vrat Ki Kadhi, Sabudana Vada, Makhane Ki Panjiri, Sabudana Khichdi , Rasewale Aloo Tamatar, Makhana Namkeen and many more.
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