Vivek Kumar

Samo rice is one of the foods that can be consumed in Navratri fasts. A variety of delicacies can be rustled up with this rice like Samo kheer, pulao chakli and poori. The grains of this rice are smaller in comparison to the regular rice. Today we are making delicious Samo rice pooris. While it is quite easy to make them, there are a few things to keep in mind. Remember to finely ground the rice. Use a non stick wok for sauteing the rice paste as it will not stick to the pan. While rolling out the poori, make sure to keep it slightly thick for the perfect taste.

Samo rice – 3/4 cup (125 grams)
Sendha Salt – 1/3 tsp
Black pepper – 1/4 tsp (freshly grounded)
Oil – 1 tsp
Oil – for frying
Samo Rice Poori for Vrat
For 10 to 12 pooris
Time – 35 minutes

Wash the samo rice and soak them in water for 2 hours. Drain out the excess water and grind the rice finely, without adding water. If needed, add 1 to 2 tsp water to grind.

Place a pan over flame and add the rice paste into it. Stir constantly for 1 to 2 minutes on medium flame and roast well. Cook the dough until it gets thick in consistency.

Take out the flour in a bowl and allow it to cool down slightly. Now add 1 tsp oil, sendha salt, black pepper and knead the dough until smooth and soft. Dough for making pooris is now ready.

Make small lumps from the dough and cover them, so that they don’t dry up. Heat enough oil in a wok for frying the pooris. Meanwhile, take one lump, grease your hands with some oil and roll giving it a round shape. Place the dough ball over a polythene sheet and roll out very gently in round shape. Now lift this poori and place it in the oil for frying.

Fry the pooris on high flame. Press the poori with a ladle so that it puffs up. Fry until poori turns golden brown in color and take out the fried ones in a plate. Similarly, make pooris from rest of the lumps as well. Samo rice poori for fast is ready. Serve piping hot samo rice poori with aloo sabzi, coconut chutney prepared especially for fasts and raita or curd and relish eating.

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