Sama Rice Cake, also known as “Sama ke Chawal Ka Dhokla” or “Bhagar Dhokla” is a traditional Indian snack that is typically consumed during religious fasts or upvas. It is made from Sama Rice, which is also known as Barnyard Millet, and is considered to be a pure and sattvik ingredient. Sama rice is soaked and then ground into a paste and mixed with other allowed ingredients like yogurt, ginger, and green chilies. The batter is then steamed to make the cakes. Here is a basic recipe for making Sama Rice Cake:
- 1 cup Sama Rice (Barnyard Millet)
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp ginger-green chili paste
- 1 tsp Eno or fruit salt
- Salt to taste
- Oil for cooking
- Water for steaming
- Soak the Sama Rice in water for 4-5 hours or overnight. Drain the water and grind the rice into a fine paste.
- Mix the rice paste with yogurt, ginger-green chili paste, salt, and water to form a batter.
- Heat the water in a steamer or pressure