Sama Rice Pulao

We have a lot of food options during navratri fasting. Sama Rice or Vrat Rice plays an important role. I have shared recipe for Sama Rice Kheer. Today I am sharing for Sama Rice Pulao. It is enjoyable as is or you can have it with curd or raita.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 25 mins, Total – 30 mins

Servings: 2-3


  1. Same Rice – 1 cup
  2. Tomato – 2 medium (finely chopped)
  3. Ginger – 1 inch (crushed or grated)
  4. Green Chili – 1 (finely chopped)
  5. Black Pepper Seeds – 4
  6. Cloves – 2
  7. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp (optional)
  9. Black Pepper Powder – 1/4 tsp
  10. Oil or Ghee – 3 tbsp
  11. Water – 4 cups
  12. Rock Salt – to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Sama Rice Pulao:

  1. Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker
  2. Add black pepper seeds and cloves. Let them splutter
  3. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  4. Add ginger and green chili. Saute till you get the aroma
  5. Add tomatoes and spices – coriander powder and black pepper powder. Mix and saute till oil or ghee starts to separate
  6. Add rice, rock salt and water. Mix well
  7. Close lid and turn the flame to high. Cook till 3-4 whistles. Turn off the flame
  8. Once pressure settles down open the lid and your Sama Rice Pulao is ready
  9. Serve hot with curd or raita.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. I find it interesting you use rock salt. I am guessing it isn’t the rock salt we use outside on our sidewalks to melt the ice and snow…lol

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    1. Haha… no no it’s different 😄
      We generally use this salt in cooking fasting food. In Indian culture there are a few days when we do fasting 🙂

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  2. Ramyarecipes says:

    I never heard of this rice, very interesting 👍😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you!!!
      Yeah. It’s mainly prepared as fasting food. Tastes great too… try it sometime!!! 🙂🙂🙂

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  3. jyo says:

    Sounds interesting and delicious too💯

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you!!! Try it sometime 🙂🙂


  4. PS says:

    Nice recipe!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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