This rice is being called as ' the queen of the kings'!! The Kavuni Rice is highly rich in Vitamin B. This rice is a fibrous & highly nutritious grain, packed with all the essential amino acids, iron, zinc, copper, carotene and several important vitamins. It is the best antioxidant, which is believed to be very good for those who are suffering from back pain.
This is a sweet recipe using this rice.
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Kavuni arisi [Kavuni Rice]- 1 cup
powdered sugar with 5 cardamoms- 1 cup
ghee- 1 tbsp
cashew nuts-10 [optional]
shredded coconut- half cup
salt- a pinch
wash the rice several times and soak it with clear water which must be 1 inch above the rice level.
Soak the rice over night.
In the morning cook the rice with the same water and salt in a pressure cooker for 7 whistles.
When the rice is still hot, mash it with the help of a masher.
Then add the sugar and mix well.
Then add the shredded coconut and again mix well.
Fry the cashew nuts in ghee to golden brown and pour it on the rice and mix well.
The nutritious and tasty Kavuni Rice sweet pongal is ready now!!.