Samvat Pulav (vrat ke chawal )

Samvat rice ( vrat ke chawal) or Branyard millet is healthy and gluten-free option during fasting days . That tiny creamish millet is pack of multi-nutrition. Having regular fried fasting meal makes me little feed up , but this excellent one – pot recipe masterly simple and it keep calm my hunger pranks .

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cooking Time 10 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup Samvat rice
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 small Potato (chopped)
  • 1 small Chilli (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 3-4 Curry leaves
  • 5 piecesCashews (chopped )
  • 3 tsp Peanuts
  • To taste Himalayan salt
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • Method
    1. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds , curry leaves and cashews. Sauté few minutes.
      Add chopped potatoes and cook until it turn light brown.
      Add peanuts and green chillies, sauté for a minute.
      Add samvat rice , water and salt . Mix well.
      Bring it boil . When water is reducing, low the flame, cover it for 2 – 3 minutes.
      Take off the flame and let them cover it for another few minutes. It is ready to serve. Add pomegranate pearls.
      Serve Pulao with curd and Makhana Sabhji.

    Curd Rice

    Dahi chawal or curd rice originated as a south India dish but it’s famous in summer time in north India . It is also the go to meal . One of the biggest advantages this dish has over others is that it is extremely easy to make.

    5 common health benefits of curd rice:

    • It aids digestion .

    • It cools the body .

    • It can act as a stress buster.

    • It aids weight loss.

    • It’s immunity booster.


    • 1/2bowl curd

    1 bowl rice ( cooked)

    • 1 tsp oil

    • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds

    • 1/4 tsp black gram

    • 4-5 curry leaves

    • 1 dry red chilli

    • 1 Green chilli ( fine chopped)

    • 1/2 cup Peas ( boiled)

    • 1/2 cup Carrots ( grated)

    • 1 cup Pomegranate arils for garnishing


    Add curd and rice in a bowl. Mix well , break if any lumps there .

    Heat the oil in a pan .

    Add cumin seeds , let the seeds crackle. Add black gram , dry red chilli and curry leaves. Now add peas , green chilli and carrots . Cook 2 mins , then , add salt as per your taste . Remove from flame . Pour this tempering to the curd-rice mixture.

    Serve curd rice topped with pomegranate arils.

    Note :

    Use fresh curd , if the curd is sour then add milk.

    I used homemade curd . It gives totally different flavours from store brought curd .