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Ingredients:
3/4 cup Samo seeds (Vari Tandul)
2 and 1/2 cup warm water
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tbsp Ghee
Salt to taste

Method:
1) Heat 1 tbsp ghee, add cumin seeds. Add samo seeds and lightly roast them.
2) Add 2 and 1/2 cup warm water, add salt to taste. Cover and cook over medium heat.

Tips:
1) You can make plain bhagar by skipping Cumin seeds.
2) To give little sour taste, add 1 piece of dry Kokum while cooking the rice.
3) To make bhagar more soft and mushy, increase the quantity of water by 1/2 to 3/4 cups.

Serves: 2 to 3 persons

This Rice goes great with Peanuts curry. Click here for the recipe
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Indian breakfast, vermicelli upma, shevayancha upma, sevai upma, healthy breakfast, tea time snackIngredients:
1 and 1/2 cup Vermicelli (I used Bombino Sevai)
1 cup Water, hot water.
1 tbsp Ghee
For tempering: Pinch of Mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds, pinch of asafoetida,
2 to 3 green chilies, chopped
3 to 4 curry leaves
1/4 cup carrot, small cubes
1/4 cup Green peas, frozen
2 tbsp Fried peanuts/ roasted peanuts
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Sugar
Cilantro for garnishing

Method:
1) Heat ghee in a pan. Roast vermicelli over medium heat until golden in color.
2) Remove the roasted vermicelli from the pan. Prepare the tadka by using the leftover ghee after roasting vermicelli. Add mustard seeds and let them crackle. Then add cumin seeds, asafoetida, green chilies and curry leaves.
3) Add carrot cubes and green peas. Cover the pan and cook them for few minutes over medium heat.
4) Add fried peanuts and roasted vermicelli. Saute for a minute. Keep the flame over medium low heat.
5) Add half of the hot water. Mix, add salt and sugar to taste. Cover the pan, let the vermicelli cook and absorbs the water. Add more water and cook the vermicelli nicely.
Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

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