Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Varyache Tandul (Samo Rice) ani Daanyachi Amti (Peanut Amti)

My last post was a dessert that can be served during a fast. This post has savory recipes fit for a Fast and served as main course. The first recipe is 'Varyache tandul' also known as 'Bhagar' to some people. 'Varyache Tandul' are known as 'Samo/Moraiyo' in English and can be easily found in the Indian grocery stores. Normally, the rice is paired off with some 'Daanyachi Amti' which is nothing but a curry like sauce prepared with roasted peanut paste, but can also be enjoyed without the Amti. Now, as a rule all dishes prepared for a Fast use Tup (ghee), but you can also use Vegetable /Canola oil for these. Looking at the number of dishes we prepare for a Fast, one would think it to be celebration of some sort :). So ready to feast...oops, I mean Fast? ;)

(Our 'Fast' Food : Varyache Tandul, Daanyachi Amti, and Limbache God Lonche)

For Varayche Tandul:
Ingredients: (serves 2-3)
1 cup Varyache Tandul (Samo seeds)
4 cups Water
1/2 tsp Jeere (Cumin seeds)
1/2 tsp Tup
2 Green chillies chopped
1/2 tsp Daanyacha koot (Roasted peanut powder)
Salt to taste

Method:
Before you start cooking, pick over the samo for any impurities. Now, in a pan, toast the Samo till they turn slightly pinkish in colour. Keep aside. In saucepan/ kadhai, heat about 1/2 tsp tup (ghee) or oil. Once heated, add the cumin seeds and once they start sizzling, add the chopped green chillies. Fry for a minute or so and then add the toasted Samo to it. Mix well and then add the water. Salt this mixture and cover and cook till the the Samo is thoroughly cooked. Add more water if required. Garnish with chopped cilantro and some roasted peanut powder. Serve hot with a dollop of tup (ghee)(optional), and Daanyachi Amti (optional).

For Daanaychi Amti:
Ingredients :(serves 2)
1/2 cup Roasted Peanuts
1 1/2 cup Water
1/2 tsp Jeere (Cumin seeds)
2-3 Dried red chillies
2-3 Amsul/Kokum
2-3 tbsp Gul (Jaggery)
1 tsp Oil
Salt

Method:
Take the roasted peanuts (unsalted), and make a thick paste in the mixer (just like chutney). In a kadhai, heat the oil and add the cumin seeds. Once they start to sizzle, add the dried red chillies and fry for a minute. Next, throw in the Amsul and fry for a minute. Add about 2 tbsp water to this and cook the Amsul in it. After a few minutes, add the peanut paste and water to get a sauce like consistency. Next, add the gul (jaggery) and mix. Also add the salt. Let the Amti come to a boil and garnish with a little roasted peanut powder and cilantro. If the dried red chillies are not spicy enough, add a little cayenne pepper. Serve hot.

28 comments:

Sharmi said...

I am learning a lot of Marathi dishes from you. they look so different and good.

Asha said...

You post the most unusual authentic food I have ever seen!:))
Don't know what Samo/Moraiyo is but it looks white cornmeal Nad look yummy like Uppittu.
I LOVED the Peanut Amti.How great is that.I will try.I love boiled Peanuts.Thanks sweetie.

SeeC said...

Have never heard of Samo rice...looks like rava though.
Nice presentation. Peanut Amti is very inviting

Tee said...

Thanks Sharmi & Asha! Your kind words are really encouraging.

Asha, Samo is something like coarse sooji in looks but with bigger grains. You will easily find it in the Indian store...I'll try and upload a picture of this.

Dee said...

I really dont know what samo is, I was planning to buy a book on maharashtrian cuisine, but now I quit after seeing so many blogs that write abt maharashtrian recipes, including urs:)

Richa said...

the combo sure looks yum, amti looks nice & thick :) tula ithey changla kokum milale ka? last time i got the dry one.

Roopa said...

sure looks very comforting but what is samo??? i amin question with many such ingredients and learning them too :)

Tee said...

Thanks Seec, Dee & Roopa !
You will find Samo in the indian store. I am sorry but I don't have more info on it...tried to search the net but got nothing. Try it out and I am sure you will like it.

Thanks Richa! mi kokum maaghcya India trip madhe Konkanatun aanle ani :) Ikde evdhe great milat nahi...dry astat.

Coffee said...

Maharashtrian and gujju foods seemt o have a lot of similarity here! Peanut amti sounds good! :)

Laavanya said...

That does look like a feast Tee. Nice recipe. I vaguely remember seening Samo in the indian store...

archana said...

Donhi padartha chaan ahet. Me kadhi danyachi amti nahi banvili. Tuzya recipe varun try kareen :)

bee said...

this amti sounds totally delish.

Vcuisine said...

Its so new for me Tee. looks interesting while reading some new recipes. Both are looking great. Viji

Priyanka said...

Great recipes Tee- Pushkal vel zala mala varayacha bhaat ani danyachi amti banaun- Ata navya ghari move kela ki mag sagla anun banvin...

Pravs said...

Thanks for coming by... :D
You have a nice blog here with good recipes. I am new to marathi dishes. Would love to learn how to cook some, following your recipes.

Padma said...

I always used to stare at Samo in Subzi Mandi here and was wondering, how they use/cook with it..thanks to you, now I can try them...I love marathi food so much, specially those fasting food...

sra said...

I've seen Samo, I think. It looks like teensy-weensy couscous, right? Nice to see recipes with kokum, I need to exhaust my supply, it's been in the fridge for too long!

Neelam said...

Hi Tee, both the recipes look new and authentic...should try sometime.The combo looks great!

Sia said...

never used samo seeds. thanks to u tee i have good source for marathi cuisine now:)

Manasi said...

VAri rice ani danyachi amti is a classic combo!!! Too good! I haven't found vari rice in the Indian store here :(.. have ordered it, hope they will stock it soon!!

Sig said...

wow Tee, your blog is such a great resource on authentic Marathi cuisine! Love the Amti recipe too...

Prema Sundar said...

Looks like Upma, but never heard of samo seeds.Yeah sure can learn a lot of marathi dishes from ur blog.

Dhana said...

Oh god, its been years since I had this mouth watering fasting food. I am hankering for some nowwww!

Latha said...

I've had a samo soup before but never had samo cooked this way. Sounds delicious! Would love to try this combo. Thanks for the recipes Tee.
Cheers
Latha

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Name: Mansi Desai said...

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Munna said...

hi, i liked ur blog, u have done a lot of hard work, really hats off to you and ur compassion towards us. why dont you post your picture on your profile. i am sure many would like to see who is this nice person writing all these tasty recipies. i am gonna use this site like anything when i am onsite for long term. just today i was was asking my sasubai, how to make varyache tandul ani amti. do put ur picture...thanks and best regards, shriram karpur

panchpakwan said...

Hi Tee,

Its nice to see ur blog, which show full marati recipes. I liked this Varyache Tandul ani shengdanachi amti.
I am a budding blogger, trying old and new recipes and done some posting also.
Do check my blog: www.panchpakwan.blogspot.com