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Saphala Ekadasi
Tuesday 01 January 2019
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Soma Kichari


To serve : 2 people


Samo millet : 1 cup
Green Chillies : 2 medium sized
Carrots chopped  finger size : 1/2 cup
Potato peeled and chopped finger size : 1/2 cup
Medium sized tomato : 1
Any other vegetable except spinach, beans and peas can be added.
Zeera/cumin : 1/2 tea spoon
Clove : 2
Cinnamon powder : 1/4 teaspoon
Ginger paste or coarsely cut pieces : 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder : 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder : 3/4 teaspoon
Coriander leaves
Ghee : 3 teaspoons
Salt to taste

Cooking Method

1. Fry samo millet in a pan with 1 teaspoon of ghee in low flame. Fry till each millet splits on one end and appears opaque.

2. Add 2 teaspoons of ghee in to medium size pressure cooker or pressure pan. Samo, after cooked can increase 5 times in volume. Take appropriate vessel size.

3. Heat ghee in low flame and add cumin seeds.

4. Add slit green chillies, clove, cinnamon powder and ginger. Fry for a minute. Add turmeric.


5. Add cut vegetables and fry for two minutes. Add tomato last.


6. Add samo and mix.


7. Pour 5 cups water and salt per taste.


8. Cook in pressure cooker for 3 minutes on low heat after the first whistle sound.


9. When the steam is out, open and mix the cooked samo. If there is a little excess water, allow it to sit for a few minutes, it will thicken in consistency.


10. When hot, sprinkle coriander powder and close the vessel.

11. Open after 2 minutes and mix. Add coriander leaves.

12. Offer to Lord Krishna with love.


13. Serve hot with ekadasi crackers or chips and yoghurt.


Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare