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Samak Rice Khichdi | Vrat ke Chawal | Farali Khichdi

Samak Rice Khichdi | Vrat ke Chawal | Farali Khichdi

Samak Rice Khichdi or Vrat ke Chawal or Farali Khichdi is quick and easy vrat or fasting recipes, which is gluten free and a healthy replacement of rice.

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Farali, Fasting Recipes, Khichdi, Samak Rice, Vrat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Author Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 3/4 cup Samak Rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-2 green chillies chopped (Depending on taste)
  • 1//4 inch ginger chopped
  • 1 small potato cubed (Boiled)
  • 2 tablespoon peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon cashews
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera (Cumin seeds)
  • 1.5 tablespoon Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander to garnish


  1. Wash and soak the Samak Rice for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a pan or a wok, add ghee.
  3. Once the ghee is hot, shallow fry the peanuts until lightly golden brown.
  4. Remove and then shallow fry the Cashews until lightly golden brown. (This step is optional, but it adds to the taste)
  5. In the same pan, add Jeera.
  6. Once it crackles add chopped ginger and saute for a minute.
  7. Then add the green chilly, potato and shallow fry for 1-2 minutes.
  8. I used boiled potato, you can use the potato as it is. It might just take a few more minutes to be done.
  9. Once done, add the peanuts and Samak Rice. Give everything a quick stir.
  10. Now add 2 cups of water and salt to taste.
  11. Let this cook on medium for 7-8 minutes mixing in between.
  12. Do not stir quite often and do not overcook it. It can go mushy within minutes, so do keep a close watch.
  13. Add half of the cashews and mix.
  14. Switch off and let it sit for 10 minutes for the rice to absorb all the flavours.
  15. Garnish with the remaining cashews and coriander and serve with yogurt or some pickle.

Recipe Notes

  • Do not overcook or else it will go soggy.