Samak Kheer is a dessert from Indian subcontinent which is made by boiling samak seeds with milk and sugar; it is flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, pistachios or almonds. Samak seeds are commonly eaten during religious fasting(Navratri). For this reason, these seeds are also referred to as “vrat ke chawal” in Hindi (rice for fasting). Samak seeds are high in digestible fibre and is similar to rice in taste.
1 litre full cream milk
1/3 cup samak seeds (Vrat ke chawal)
Almonds, Cashew and Rasins as per taste
Sugar as per taste
1. Wash samak seeds properly and soak them in water for 10-15 minutes.
2. Heat milk in a thick bottomed pan and bring it to boil on medium flame.
3.Add soaked samak seeds and cardamon to the boiling milk. Keep stirring the mixture so that the milk or samo seeds does not stick to the bottom.
4. Cook the mixture till it started to thicken and the desired consistency is reached. Normally it takes 10-15 min to cook samak seeds.
5.Garnish samak kheer with chopped almonds, cashews , rasins and serve it hot!