Varyache Tandul, Samo Rice, Samai
Varyache Tandul - Samo Rice - Bhagar - Ashadi Ekadashi Special
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Varyache Tandul is often made on Ekadashi in Maharashtra as a substitute for rice. However, this dish, also known as Samo Rice, Bhagar, or Samai, is very healthy and can be eaten every day.
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 Cups
Author: Aruna Panangipally
  • 1 Cup Varai. Samai, Samo Rice
  • 2 or 3 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • Salt to Taste
  1. Chop the green chillies to fine pieces.
  2. Dry roast the Varai till it just starts to change colour.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a kadhai, over medium heat, melt the ghee.
  5. Add cumin seeds.
  6. When the cumin seeds starts to change colour, add the green chilly pieces.
  7. Saute for a couple of seconds.
  8. Add the roasted Varai.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Add 3 cups of water and some salt.
  11. Mix well.
  12. Cover and cook till the Varai is well-cooked. Mix every few minutes.