Moraiyo/Samo Khichdi ~ Fasting Recipe

Samo seeds or Moraiyo seeds or "Vari Tandool" in Marathi also popularly known as Bhagar in India are seeds of a grass Echinochloa Colonum. It was formerly classified as a type of panicum grass. With digestible fibers, high nutritional content and excellent nourishment, It forms a heavy and a filling meal and used generally by North Indian Hindus on fast days. It can be easily available in all Indian grocery stores. Samo Khichdi can be served with Rajgara kadhi or Peanut Amti or goes very well simply with curd also. Here goes the recipe of Samo Khichdi.

Moraiya/Samo Khichdi

YIELD – 2 persons


Ghee/Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 5-6 leaves
Green Chili - 1 finely chopped
Ginger - 1 tsp grated
Tomato - 1 small finely chopped
Potato - 1 chopped
Salt as per taste
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Moraiyo/Samo - 1 cup
Butter milk - 2 cup
For Garnishing
Fried or Roasted Peanuts
Moraiya/Samo Khichdi


  1. Wash samo with water and soak it for 15 mins in sufficient water.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  3. Add green chili, ginger, tomato and potato. Add salt and chili powder and saute well.
  4. Remove the extra water from soaked samo and add it to the pan.
  5. Add butter milk and cover the lid of pan. 
  6. Cook untill samo cooked well. It will take around 10 mins. Stir in between and add more water if required. It will get the texture of 'sooji upma'.
  7. Once cooked serve in serving plate and garnish with friend peanuts and coriander.
  8. Serve hot with curd.


You can also add crushed peanuts in cooking or avoid completely if don't like crunchiness.

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anjana said...

Nice and delicious sama khichdi..I also make this almost same way..

Tempting Kichadi...

Looks delicious, never made this.

looks so yummy... n new to me...

Tes said...

It looks really hearty and delicious :)

Unknown said...

new and interesting kichadi..

Unknown said...

new and interesting kichadi..

This is quite a new dish to me.. looks interesting.

You have a great space here.. happy to follow you.

Daksha said...

Sambo khichdi looks very tempting......u done so perfectly......

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