Sunday, January 29, 2012


This recipe falls under Indian fasting food category. What we call "vari" or "bhagar" in Marathi, the same is known as "samo" or "morayyo" in Gujarati. It also goes by the name "Vrat ka chawal" in Hindi. My mom makes delicious varichi khichdi or varicha bhaat and my mom-in-law makes this delicious morayyo on the fasting days.

1 cup samo/vari/nhagar/morayyo/vrat ka chawal, rinsed
2 cups buttermilk, thin consistency
1 medium potato,  raw, peeled & grated
1/4 cup daaNyache koot/unsalted, roasted peanuts powder (optional)
rock salt/sindhav/saindhav to taste
1 tsp green chili-ginger paste/vatela aadu marcha

1 tbsp chokhu ghee/sajook toop/clarified butter

1. Boil buttermilk in a saucepan.
2. Add chili ginger paste, rock salt.
3. As it starts boiling, switch the gas to low.
4. Add all the remaining ingredients except ghee. Stir gently.
5. Cover and cook on a low flame for 20-25 minutes or till it is cooked.
6. Once cooked, drizzle clarified butter.
7. Serve hot.

Note -
1. The original recipe does not require peanut powder.
2. Gujaratis use a special salt called rock salt or sindhav for the fasting food. Common salt is not used for "vrat ka khaana".
3. Use more buttermilk if you prefer porridge like consistency.

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