Monday, September 22, 2008

Kavuni Arisi Payasam

Kavuni Arisi or Karuppu (Black) Rice is very famous in Tamil Nadu. It is very rich in Vitamin B. As far as I know this rice is available in TamilNadu, Pondicherry, Singapore and Malaysia. In Germany also it is available in the Indian Shops. Here I am posting a recipe of a Payasam made from this rice. This is a recipe from my mother. There is a blogspot in her name Visalakshi's Classic Chettinad Kitchen and the chettinad special recipes are in Tamil there.

Kavuni Arisi Payasam


Kavuni Arisi - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Almonds - 5
Cashew nuts - 5
Grated Coconut - 2 t.sp
Milk - 1 Glass

Grind the Kavuni Arisi and Almonds to a coarse mixture. Boil 2 glasses of water and then put in the rice mixture.  Once the rice is cooked add the sugar. And then the milk. Let the payasam boil for some time and then add Cashewnuts fried in little ghee. In the add grated coconut and serve.

This post is going to the event Festive Food Event - Onam hosted by Priyanka.


  1. another version of yummy payasam,..thanks fro sending this over for the evnt,..

  2. The ingreident combo in this payasam is new to me. Looks delicious.


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