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Bhagar / Samak / Morrayo Flour

Also Known As : Samak atta, Bhagar atta,Sama ka atta, Barnyard millet flour
Technical Name : Echinochloa frumantacea


Taste Profile

Bhagar / Samak / Morrayo Flour has no smell and a bland taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Bhagar / Samak / Morrayo Flour can be used for making rotis, parathas, pakoras, porridge, pancakes, crepes, dosa.
  2. It is a great cereal option during the time of fasts in India.
  3. Store this flour in a tight-fitting container in a cool and dry place.

Common names and forms

  1. Barnyard Millet Flour
  2. Falahari rice flour
  3. Sama flour
  4. Sama rice powder(for coating)
  5. Samak rice flour
  6. Varai flour
  7. Vrat rice flour


Bhagar / Samak / Morrayo flour is obtained from the seeds of Barnyard Millet. This is millet is grown mostly in Asian countries and also in the United States. When the seeds ripen they turn hard and red in colour, then they are harvested. After this, the seeds are dried and then ground into flour which may be coarse or fine-textured depending on the requirement. It is a white coloured flour and has a good storage capacity.

Health benefits

  • Bhagar / Samak / Morrayo Flour is a good source of protein, iron, calcium and fibre making a nutrient rich cereal.(1)
  • It is gluten-free making it an ideal option for people with gluten sensitivity.(1)

Selection Guide

When buying Bhagar / Samak / Morrayo Flour, it should be free from dust, debris and insect infestation. It also should not have any moisture and mold growth.

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