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Sama Rice /Little millet Upma with orange (Phalahari/fasting recipe)

  • Servings: 2
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes.
  • Frying time: 8 minutes.
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes.
  • Total time: 33 minutes.

It is light to tummy; wholesome and good for health; adding orange juice and slices brings the amazing taste and nutritional value to the recipe. It is high in calcium, potassium, phosphorus and amino acid.

Barnyard/Little millet or Sama rice in Hindi, it is also called Mordhan or Sava rice in some part of India. It is called wild rice or jungle rice in some part of world. In India it is often eaten during festival of fasting days of Navratri and many others…


  • Sama rice: 1 ½ cup
  • Potato: 2 no. (Medium size)
  • Peanut: 1 cup
  • Green chilli: 2 no.
  • Chopped coriander leaves: 2 tablespoon.
  • White rock salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee:  3-4 tablespoon
  • Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  •  Sugar: half teaspoon (optional).
  • Orange: 1 no, (for decoration)
  • Orange juice: 1 cup
  •  Water: 2 cups


  1. Clean and wash rice. Keep aside in a sieve to get rid of extra water.
  2. Chop potato into small cubes.
  3. Chop green chilli into small pieces.
  4. Dry roast peanuts, coarsely grind it, and keep aside.
  5. Squeeze out juices just before adding into.
  6. Thinly sliced oranges, keep aside.


  1. Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan, add cumin and green chilli; sputter it for few seconds, add potato and stir fry for couple of minutes, add washed rice and fry for 2-3 minutes, the moment some of rice begins to change colour.
  2. Add water close the lid, put on high flame; when it starts to boil lower the flame and continue to cook until rice absorb all water(5-6 minutes).
  3. Add orange juice and few slices of orange; continue to cook for a minutes.
  4. Add peanut powder, stir it put off the flame add coriander leaves. “Orange Sama Rice Upma (Phalahari/fasting recipe)” is ready. Transfer into serving plates, decorate with sliced oranges, and serve with green chutney.


  1. You can use rice cooker/pressure cooker.
Sama Rice /Little millet Upma with orange
add cumin
add cumin and green chili
add potato
add potato
add washed rice
add washed rice
add washed rice
Add water
Add water and salt
put on high flame
Add orange juice
Add orange juice
add slices of orange
Add peanut powder
Add peanut powder
add coriander leaves
Sama Rice /Little millet Upma with orange
Sama Rice /Little millet Upma with orange
Sama Rice /Little millet Upma with orange
Sama Rice /Little millet Upma with orange

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