Vari Rice and Shengdana Aamti (Sawa Millet Rice with Peanuts Gravy)

Vari Rice with Shengdana Aamti

Vari Rice and Shengdana Aamti (Sawa Millet Rice with Peanuts Gravy)\r\n\r\nThis is a famous Fasting meal in Konkan (Maharashtra). Vari Rice is Bhagar / Samo / Sawa. This may be common in other regions on India. But I’m not sure if Shengdana Aamti (Peanut Gravy) is popular in other regions. Both these recipes are very easy and they make a delicious fasting meal. Eventhough we don’t keep any fast, I cook this meal sometimes. It’s a good change from the standard meal.\r\n\r\nIngredients\r\n\r\nFor Vari Rice\r\n\r\nRaw Vari Rice / Sago / Sawa Millet / Bhagar 1 cup\r\n\r\nGhee (Clarified Butter) 2 teaspoon\r\n\r\nCumin Seeds ½ teaspoon\r\n\r\nFresh Scraped coconut 2 teaspoon\r\n\r\nChopped coriander 1 teaspoon\r\n\r\nLemon Juice 1 teaspoon\r\n\r\nCrushed Green Chillies ½ teaspoon\r\n\r\nSalt to taste\r\n\r\nFor Shengdana Aamti\r\n\r\nRoasted peanuts 1 cup\r\n\r\nFresh Scraped coconut 3 teaspoon\r\n\r\nGreen Chillies 3-4\r\n\r\nSugar 1 teaspoon (adjust as per taste)\r\n\r\nAamchoor (Mango Powder) ½ teaspoon\r\n\r\nKokum 3-4\r\n\r\nCumin Powder ½ teaspoon\r\n\r\nGhee (clarified butter) 1 teaspoon\r\n\r\nCumin Seeds ½ teaspoon\r\n\r\nChopped coriander ½ teaspoon\r\n\r\nSalt to taste\r\n\r\nInstructions\r\n\r\nVari Rice\r\n\r\n1. Wash Vari rice and leave it for 10 minutes.\r\n\r\n2. In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon of ghee. Add cumin seeds. Wait for crackle. Add crushed green chillies. Add Vari Rice and sauté till Rice gets dried. It will take 5-6 minutes on low flame.\r\n\r\n3. Meantime, boil 1 and ¼ cup of water.\r\n\r\n4. Add boiling water to sautéed Vari Rice.\r\n\r\n5. Add Lemon juice, coconut, coriander and salt.\r\n\r\n6. Cook covered till rice is cooked. Add little water if it’s too dry. The amount of water required to cook depends on the type of Vari Rice.\r\n\r\n7. Add 1 teaspoon ghee; mix.\r\n\r\n8. Tasty Vari Rice is redy.\r\n\r\nShengdana Aamti\r\n\r\n1. In a grinder, add roasted peanuts, coconut, chillies, aamchoor, salt, cumin powder and sugar. Add little water and grind into a smooth paste.\r\n\r\n2. In a pan, hear ghee. Add cumin seeds, wait for crackle. Add peanut paste.\r\n\r\n3. Add water to adjust consistency. Add kokum cut into pieces.\r\n\r\n4. Bring to boil. Cook on low flame for 5 minutes.\r\n\r\n5. Add chopped coriander. Mix.\r\n\r\n6. Delicious Shengdana Aamti is ready.\r\n\r\nServe hot Vari Rice with steaming Shengdana Aamti and some home made ghee (Clarified butter). It tastes awesome.\r\n\r\n

Vari Rice with Shengdana Aamti
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Vari Rice with Shengdana Aamti

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