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Sama no shiro | sama rice sheera | sama chawal ka halwa

Sama no shiro is a farali dish made during Navratri, fasting, or other upvaas or vrat days, such as Janmashtami or Mahashivratri. It is made with simple ingredients: sama rice, ghee, sugar, water, and milk. This dish is quick and extremely easy to prepare. I’m sharing the perfect ingredient ratios and a few fail-proof tips to help you make the perfect sheera on your first attempt. Give it a try!

The key to making perfect prasad sama no shiro at home are
  1. First, to prepare the halwa, roast sama rice until it turns a slightly golden brown. Sama rice granules will puff up during the roasting process, so be sure to do it over low to medium heat. Avoid using high heat.
  2. Secondly, I prepared sheera using an equal proportion of milk and water. I heated the mixture of milk and water, allowing it to be easily absorbed by the roasted sama rice.
  3. Lastly, sama no shiro tastes best when served hot and garnished with plenty of dry fruits and ghee.
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Sama no shiro | sama rice sheera | sama chawal ka halwa

Author Nehas Cook Book
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Farali Recipe, Indian sweets
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • ½ cup sama rice
  • ½ cup ghee - melted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp chopped almond
  • 1 tbsp chopped cashews
  • 1 tbsp kismiss
  • 2 tbsp saffron milk
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder


  • In a pan, add 1 tsp of ghee. Add chopped almonds, chopped cashews, and raisins. Roast them over low flame and transfer them to a plate.
  • Next, in a pan, add ghee and heat it. Add the sama rice and roast over low flame until it turns a slightly golden brown.
  • In another pan, combine 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of water. Heat the mixture until it begins to boil.
  • Now, pour the hot water and milk mixture into the roasted sama rice. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook the sheera until the water and milk mixture is absorbed, and the sama rice becomes soft.
  • Add sugar and saffron milk. Stir continuously until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Continue to cook the sheera mixture until ghee separates from the sides.
  • Finally, add the roasted dry fruits and cardamom powder. Mix well. Your Sama no shiro is ready; serve it hot.


  • The proportion of sama rice, melted ghee, and sugar should be equal.
  • The proportion of milk and water mixture should be four times more than the quantity of sama rice.
  • Roast the dry fruits on low flame.
  • Roast sama rice on low flame until its granules puff and slightly change their color to golden brown.
  • Add the hot milk and water mixture into the sheera so that sama gradually absorbs it easily.
  • Cover and cook the sheera until the milk and water mixture is completely absorbed, and the sama rice granules become soft.
  • Cook the sheera until ghee is released from its sides.
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