Samak Ki Khichdi | Barnyard Millet Khichdi

A healthy and tasty barnyard millet or samak khichdi which is cooked with minimal spices and is perfect for fasting.

A very light, easy to digest and healthy preparation from barnyard millet, commonly used in fasting. It’s a life savour for me in these days. After doing prayers and Havana, I prefer to make this quick and healthy khichdi.

Addition of clarified butter makes it a really delicious and comforting dish. One can smell it’s heavenly aroma far away from the kitchen and enjoy it’s perceived from there.

Samak Khichdi
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

A healthy and tasty barnyard millet or samak khichdi which is cooked with minimal spices and is perfect for fasting.

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1 cup barnyard millet/samak/morayio
  • 1 medium-sized potato cut into small cubes
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • sendha namak / common salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder amchur
  • 4 tablespoon clarified butter
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves chopped
  • water 4 cups or as needed
  1. Boil 4 to 5 cups or plenty of water in an open-mouthed vessel, add washed barnyard millet in it. Add salt, chopped chillies and potatoes. Let it cook on low heat for 15 -20 minutes. Frequent stirring is required.
  2. When barnyard is done and mixed with water, remove from heat.Heat clarified butter in a pan, add cumin seeds, keeping the heat low add all spices and turn off the heat.Add this tempering over the cooked khichdi. Mix well and add chopped coriander leaves.
  3. Serve hot with mint chutney, curd and Aloo sabzi.
Recipe Notes

Stir frequently to avoid burning. You can cook it in pressure cooker also. Use it as soon as prepared or else it will become sticky. In that case when using after some time add 1 cup of hot salted water while reheating

 Best Regards,
Sapana Behl


32 comments on “Samak Ki Khichdi | Barnyard Millet Khichdi”

  1. Rita Bose says:

    Lovely idea,Sapana! Looks really yummy! 🙂

  2. WOW….Mouthwatering.
    We make it in the same way during Navratras 🙂
    Mango Milkshake

    1. Thanks Shruti…Loved your milkshake

  3. Nilu A says:

    New to me Sapana… But looks very good and healthy 🙂

  4. Great idea and new recipe to me…

    1. Common in North India , hope you may find at your place!

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  7. New and interesting recipe looks yummy and delicious.

  8. How to resist dishes with spices? That is one I will go all around and have a good time tucking in. Great flavors and adore the spices that infused wonderful tinge of spicy flavors.

  9. Julie says:

    looks yummy & delicious combo,lovely!!

  10. Honey says:

    ahhhh… love khichadi.. so comforting.

  11. Very new for me wonder how good it must be.

  12. Looks healthy and delicious… this dish is new to me.

  13. Shanthi says:

    wonderful..i love this millet..we use to substitute rice with this millet..good thing that you remain of this grain..

  14. Hema says:

    Very new to me, looks so delicious..

  15. Shobha says:

    Never tasted this before..

  16. Love this not only in fasting days but anyday i can have it. Healthy and delightful.

    today's post:

  17. Maha Gadde says:

    Delicious combination, looks tempting!

  18. New to me…looks yum…

  19. shud taaste great,even though its very new to me.

  20. Chitz says:

    Great idea dear.. Looks yummy..

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