Monday 14 October 2013

Kavuni Arisi / Black Rice Sweet Pongal - Chettinad Special

Tasty and healthy chettinad delicacy suitable for all occasions; made of an unique rice variety rich in antioxidants.


Black Rice / Kavuni Arisi - 1 cup
Water - 4 cups
Grated Coconut - ¼ to ½ cup
Sugar- ½  to ¾ cup ((adjust to suit your taste)
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Broken Cashew- 10 to 12 pieces
Cardamom Powder- ½ tsp


Wash and soak the rice in 4 cups of water for about 3 to 4 hours.


Pressure cook rice with water; after the first whistle simmer for 15 to 20 minutes and switch off the gas.

Now give a quick mash using a ladle.

Add grated coconut, sugar, ghee while the rice is hot and mix well.

Roast the cashews with ghee in a separate pan.

Add cashew nuts to the rice mixture and mix well.

Your healthy and tasty rice is now ready to serve!


  1. Super healthy sweet pongal, love it...

  2. I have never heard of this version of pongal. My mom makes puttu with black rice.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. wow..a healthy preparation!! love it!!

  4. never heard of black rice... but loved ur preparation

  5. Healthy and yummy Pongal !

  6. Wat an authentic food, missing this kavuni arusi here.

  7. first time in your space that's a lovely collection here...
    Give a click when u have time

  8. recently tasted this dish in our friends house....really excellent...searching for the black rice in CBE!!!!!


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