Samo seeds or Mario seeds popularly known as Bhagar and also called as wild rice, deccan grass, or Awnless barnyard grass.
With digestible fibres, high nutritional content and excellent nourishment, Samo is immensely popular amongst the Indian majority. it has a CousCous like texture and can use it as a healthier alternative to the same.
It is common to observe fast (upvas/upas) in India on various occasions such as Mahashivratri, Sankashti Chaturthi, Karwachauth etc. On these occasions, special diet recipes are prepared for fasting include Sabudana Khichdi, Bhagar, Rajgira puri, potato curry, sweet potato stir fry, fruit salad etc. Samo, Bhagar is known as Variche Tandul in Marathi, Sama ke chawal or Mordhan in Hindi.