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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


  • 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


  • 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.


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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