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Gujarati Moriyo Ki Recipe - Sama khichdi

Here’s how to cook Gujarati Moriyo Ki Recipe - Sama Khichdi in just 15 minutes using minimal ingredients.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Servings 3


  • 2 tbsp oil of choice
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds    (jeera)
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 2 serrano peppers (slit into 2 halves)
  • 2 cups potatoes, shredded
  • 4 cups water (divided)
  • 1/3 cup bell peppers, chopped finely (optional, you can eliminate if fasting)
  • 1/2 cup moriyo seeds
  • 1/3 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric     (haldi)
  • 2 tbsp cilantro



  • Rinse the moriyo seeds well.
  • Shred/grate the potatoes.
  • Chop the bell pepper and cilantro finely.


  • Place a pan on medium-heat. Add oil to the pan. When the oil is hot, add in cumin seeds.
  • When the cumin seeds splutter, add curry leaves, green chilis and sauté for a few seconds.
  • Add in shredded potatoes and 2 cups of water. Moreover, stir well.
  • Add the diced bell peppers and bring it to boil (approx. 5 minutes). Keep stirring intermittently.
  • Then, add the moriyo seeds, 2 more cups of water, turmeric and salt. Stir well.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. Keep stirring intermittently. Finally, garnish with cilantro and serve. It should have a consistency like sooji upma. Most of the water needs to be evaporated.
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