In olden days, the Chettinad community in south India were known for their wide spread of trading network ranging from Arabia to South East Asia. During their business travel to sell our Indian spices, precious stones, and so on, there was huge cultural exchange of value and knowledge. Best example is Burmese teak to adorn their palaces, and less known rice to south India, which has become a part of their cuisine as well, Karuppu Kavuni Arisi, black kavuni rice.
All these ancient rices are packed with health benefits than these Modern day supplements. There is rice for every human need. Sample this, there is a rice called a maapillai samba, given to married people or people trying to conceive, fundamentally it increased the ojas in the body. There is another rice variety called as Neela samba, which would increase lactation for feeding mothers. The list goes on and on.
Black Kavuni Rice was once served only for royal family in china. General public was denied access to this rice, probably merchants were always friends with royal families that’s how they got their hand with this rice varities. Even today there is no chettinad wedding without black kavuni rice desserts.
In ancient days, when a girl attends puberty, they used to make black rice pudding (called as puttu also known as Rangoon puttu). This is because this will help her stabilizes her body and increase the iron in blood and stops accumulating fat in back and hip region, a place women add more fat. Over a period of time, we forgot the black rice and we only followed the ritual and pudding part. Even today, in some part of villages, when a girl is getting ready to be married, they used to give black rice based food to rebuild her into proper shape.
14 thoughts on “The miracle rice “Karuppu Kavuni Arisi”, Black Kavuni Rice.”
Iam suffering from severe urinary bladder infection from more than one year. I have pain and burning while urinating. On checking they call it as Interstitial cystitis. Is it safe to have karuppu kavuni rice on regular basis in this case or is this rice too heaty for the body. I am diabetic as well. please advise.
Yes. it very good. when you are using normal rice, which is harmful why think about this native rice which will only do good for you.
Is kauni rice gives mor heat to the body..people trying to get pregnant can have this?
No it does not.
Hi iam a farmer
Would you please sujest some tips
what kind of tips. there are plenty of natural farming called conducted by NGO and Govt. Let us know what kind of help you need from us.
Iam very sorry for late reply
What is d suitable time to sow black rice
My land is near bangalore with sufficient water and a normal climate
please check with local formars.
Would u plz tel whether ppl trying to get pregnant..and during pregnant kauni rice can be taken?
I have ordered black rice , however i dont know how to cook . Had discussed it with mani , i had followed the libk where is says how to cook link on the above page . it directed me to install mytaste app which i had also done . after that still i did not get a single reciepe on how to cook .
Can you help on this regard.
You can google for Karuppu Kavuni Arisi reciepe. There are plenty of it.
Here are some
Thanks Mani its really useful info