Samak ke Chawal and Peanut Kadhi Recipe
Samak ke chawal or barnyard millet are often prepared during fast or vrat days. This recipe is a Maharashtrian recipe in which the samak ke chawal are always accompanied by a delicious 'kadhi' (called 'aamti' in Marathi) that is made with peanuts. This is a very quick and easy recipe and tasty too. It can be served with 'vrat ka achar' or sweet lemon pickle as an accompaniment.
- Samak rice (barnyard millet / vrat ke chawal) - 1/2 cup
- Coarsely ground roasted peanut powder* - 1/4 cup
- Oil - 2 tsp
- Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
- Dried kokum (garcinia) - 3-4 pieces
- Salt - To taste
- Red chili powder - To taste
For the rice :
- Wash the samak rice (vrat ke chawal) in water and then drain away all the water.
- Now add 1 cup water to it (add 1 & 1/2 cup water for softer rice).
- Keep it on a medium flame for boiling.
- Once the water is used up till level of the grains, reduce the heat to low and cover to cook till all the water is absorbed. Then turn off the gas.
For the Kadhi ('Amti") :
- Add about 1/4 cup water to the peanut powder and grind to a fine paste.
- Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Wait till they sizzle and then add 1 & 1/4 cup of water.
- Add the dried kokum pieces, salt and red chili powder and also the peanut powder paste.
- Bring to boil and continue to boil for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Then turn off the gas.
For Serving :
Serve hot Samak ke chawal with hot Peanut Kadhi. You may serve Vrat ke Aloo, sweet lemon pickle, and potato or sabudana wafers (papad) for accompaniment.