Sunday, July 12, 2015


Black rice is rich in anti oxidants and has lots of other health benefits. It was once known as forbidden rice in China and it was consumed only by the emperors.

This rice is called as Kavuni arisi in India and is very popularly served as a dessert in few South Indian marriages. This recipe is quite similar to black rice pudding served in China. This pudding has a very unique and nutty flavour to it. The dark purple color makes it appealing too. This can be had as an healthy breakfast too.

Black Rice: 1/2 cup
Sugar: 6 tablespoons
Grated coconut: 1/4 cup
Ghee: 2 tsp
Cashew nuts: 1 tablespoon
Cardamom pods: 4

Wash and soak the rice overnight or for atleast 6 hours

Add 2 cups of water and cook the rice in pressure cooker. (After 3 whistles simmer and cook for 20 minutes)

Mash the rice with a laddle
Heat the pressure cooker and add cardamom powder and sugar to the cooked rice and mix well
Heat 2 tsp of ghee and fry the cashews and add to the cooked rice

Garnish with grated coconut

If having this for breakfast add only 1/4 of sugar. If preparing for dessert increase the sugar to 1/2 cup
It takes some time to get the rice cooked. If the rice is not cooked properly add more water and cook in pressure cooker

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