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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Samak / Sama rice kebabs

Samak or sama rice is commonly known as jungli rice or barnyard millet and is a type of wild grass.
Samak rice is commonly used during fasting days, as it is the best option besides normal rice.
It is a seeds not a grain. In fasting days samo rice usually eaten in fasting days and it is a good replacement for rice eater.
it has many beneficial properties like calcium, potassium, phosphorus and amino acid
It is good for diabetic. patient 
Usually people make samak rice kheer,  chapati or pulao.
Here I am making sama rice kebabs flavored with cardamom powder along with potatoes and some fasting spices.
I have filled these kebabs with grated paneer and raisins, however you can also use other dry fruits as per your choice.
As samak rice are crunchy by nature thus I have not added too many crunchy dry fruits like Almonds, cashew nuts and pistachio.

Preparation Time :- 10 minutes
Soaking Time :- 2 hours
Cooking Time :- 15 minutes
Serves :- 4
Type :- Starter

Ingredients :-
For kebabas :--

  • Samak rice 2 cup
  • Boiled potatoes 2 large 
  • Water chestnuts flour 2 tbsp 
  • Chopped green chili 2 tbsp
  • Chopped  ginger 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Fresh cream 1 cup
  • Sendha namak as per taste 
  • Black pepper powder 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsp
  • Cardamom powder 1 tsp
  • Clove powder 1/6 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder 1/6 tsp
  • Dry mango powder 1 tsp
  • Chopped Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
  • Desi ghee 1 tbsp
  • Oil for frying i use desi ghee

For filling :-

  • Grated paneer 2cup
  • Fine chop raisins 2tbsp
  • Fine chop green chili 1tsp
  • Lemon juice 1tap

For serving :-
Green chutney

Procedure :-

  • Soak rice for 2 hours in water then drain the water. 
  • Peel and grate the potatoes. 
  • Heat ghee in a pan add cumin let them crackle a minute. 
  • Add green chili,  ginger saute a minute. 
  • Now add rice stir and turn the heat on slow. 
  • Add black pepper powder,  cinnamon powder, clove powder and salt  mix it well, add cream, cover and cook for 10 minutes on slow heat. 
  • Switch off the gas let the cool completely .
  • Now mix potatoes,  dry mango powder, coriander leaves, cumin powder, cardamom powder and flour mix well .
  • Now divide the mixture into equal portion and shape them to kebabs fill with stuffing and seal it carefully. 
  • Heat oil and fry them till golden and crisp on medium hot heat. 
  • Serve hot with chutney .

Note :-
You can cook the rice in water but cream gives a very nice and rich texture.
Increase the spices as per your taste.
I Always use desi ghee you can use any vegetable oil for frying.


  1. Such a delightful way to enjoy farali kebabs. Like how you've stuffed them with a paneer filling. Looks inviting.

  2. Sama rice kebabs with paneer filling look so delicious.. a filling snack with some chutney and a bowl of curd for me..

  3. These kababs looks lip smacking . Adding cream sounds interesting. A delicious snack with chutney and perfect for fasting days.

  4. Samak rice kebabs look delicious and a good way to enjoy the fastimg season. Adding of paneer makes it tastier.

  5. These Samak rice kababs are looksig so crisp and mouthwatering, I am literally drooling over here post, dipping it into chutney yumm, its just too tempting.

  6. Samak kabab with paneer stuffing looks delicious and filling is the interesting part. Wish I could have some now.