Vaalaan sweet rice(Tail rice)

It is a one of the rare varieies of traditional rice which is around 300 years old. It contains 30 plus minerals. The paddy of this variety of rice has a tail like structure due to which this rice is called Vaalaan(Tail in Tamil) rice. Its really difficult to source this rice as many farmers do not cultivate this paddy.


Tail rice_1/2 cup
Sesame seeds_1/2 tbl spoon
Greengram dal_1/2 tbl spoon
Powdered jaggery_1/4 cup
Grated coconut_1/4 cup.
Cardomom powder_1 pinch.


Wash and soak tail rice for 12 hrs
Dry roast sesame,greengram dal.                           Add jaggery ,cardomom powder, roasted items and grated coconut to the rice.

A Healthy delicious sweet is ready.

Tail rice can be substituted with other traditional Rice like Black rice(Karuppu Kavuni), Immunity Rice( Mappilai samba),Diabetic/Arthirites ( Kattuyanam)

Thank you Seethalakshmi for sharing this wonderful recipie.

Author: Seetha Lakshmi

I'm a homemaker and a mother of 7yrs old son.I strongly believe in Thirumoolar's word"Food is medicine". My quest regarding ancient food recipes started a year back. I'm very happy to share and learn through this initiative from Swarna prashana.