Moraiyo Khichdi

Moraiyo ni khichdi or sama ke khichdi is a delicious farali khichdi made of barnyardmillet, potatoes, chillies and a few spices. It is very easy to make with a nutritious type of millet for fasting orvrat/upvas days such as Ekadashi, Navratri, Shivratri etc.
Moraiyo khichdi in a steel bowl on a pink cloth, garnished with green chillies.

In English, moraiyo or sama or samo is known as barnyard millet. Moraiyo is gluten-free.

What is samo/Sama or Moraiyo?

Samo are seeds of a wild grass originating from Asia. Sama, samo or moraiyo is a seed, not a grain.

Moraiyo or sama is also called or made as vrat ke chawal or sama ke chawal but they are not rice. (Chawal means rice, so confusing right!?). It is known by other names regionally throughout India such as mordhan, bhagar, shyama rice, kuthirai valli, odalu, kavadapullu.

It is used commonly as farali food or as a vrat dish.  This means it is okay to use when fasting. It is often used to make khichdi, pulao or even as dosas or pudla/cheelas.

It is made for meals on Ekadashi or other Hindu fasting days such as Shivratri or Navratri just as sabudana khichdi or sukhi bhaji is as well.

Moraiyo is made of a small, round seeds.  When cooked they become soft.

Moraiyo khichi served with a bowl of yogurt to the side.

Making Moraiyo Khichdi

How to Make Moraiyo Flour or Samo Flour?

You can grind it in a coffee grinder.

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Moraiyo khichdi in a steel bowl on a pink cloth, garnished with green chillies.

Moraiyo Ni Khichdi (Sama ki khichdi)

Shilpa Joshi
Moraiyo ni khichdi or sama ke khichdi is a delicious farali khichdi made of barnyardmillet, potatoes, chillies and a few spices. It is very easy to make with a nutritious type of millet for fasting orvrat/upvas days such as Ekadashi, Navratri, Shivratri etc.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course lunch
Cuisine Gujarati
Servings 2
Calories 214 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium potato 225g
  • 1 cup samo 200g
  • 1 medium green chilli
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • sweet neem leaves
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cumin coriander powder blend dhana jeeru
  • 3 cups water

Instructions
 

  • Heat pan with oil on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds and let sizzle.
    Oil heated in a pot with cumin seeds
  • Add in chopped green chillies and mix. Add curry leaves.
    Green chillies and curry leaves added to oil
  • Add potatoes and mix
    Potatoes added to the sama ki khichdi pot.
  • Add moraiyo or sama/samo
    Moraiyo added to pot.
  • Add water and spices. Cover and cook 12-15 minutes. Potatoes should be easy to cut through when cooked. Cook until you reach consistency you like. If you like less watery, remove lid and cook a few minutes to burn out excess water.
    Water and spices added to sama ki khichdi pot.
  • Serve with yogurt.
    Moraiyo khichi served with a bowl of yogurt to the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 1245mgPotassium: 458mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baked samosa recipe, farali recipe, moraiyo ni khichdi, sama ki khichdi
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