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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

200th post-Kavuni Arisi/BlackRice Pudding

        This is my 200th post .I want to share a dessert which is close to my heart.This kavuni arisi (pudding) ranks first among my favourites.I make payasam with kavuni arisi, then i make this pudding.This Black Rice Pudding is really easy to make if you plan ahead.Rice has to be soaked for at least 12 hours to get Best pudding.
        Kavuni arisi is costly compared to other rice varieties and has more iron and fibre(because  its unmilled and has husk in tact).kavuni arisi rice when cooked turns purplish.In china people make cake,porridge,bread with it.
     This black rice pudding is served during breakfast in chettinad marriages and in festivals and is considered really special.

kavuni arisi

Soaking time:12 hrs
Cooking time:20 min


  • 3/4 cup black rice /Kavuni arisi
  • 1/2 cup sugar(regular)
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1 tsp ghee


  • Soak black rice for 12 hours.
  • Filter the excess water and add fresh water.
Pressure cook rice

  • Pressure cook black rice for 7-8 whistles(if you are not cooking in direct pressure cooker otherwise 4-5 whistles) until rice is soft and mushy.
  • Add coconut.
Add coconut
  • Add sugar.
Add sugar

  • Add ghee.
add sugar
  • Mix all of them very well.
  • Serve it hot.

black rice pudding


  • Rice has to be soaked at least for 12 hrs otherwise it may take a very long time to cook .
  • If the rice is not cooked well enough,pressure cook it again before adding other ingredients.
  • Adjust sugar and coconut according to your taste.
  • You can add thick coconut milk if you like it more creamy.

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  1. Yummy and healthy pudding!! Congrats on your 200th post :)

  2. It's so tempting,a wonderful dessert with a few ingredients & congrats .

    1. Yes ,Its so easy to put this together with few ingredients.

  3. Looks delicious very nice recipe I like black rice payasam.

    1. Yes swathi .This is equally good like blackrice payasam

  4. Beautiful presentation and yummy looking payasam Sathya and congrats on 200th post.

    1. That's a great credit for me, a food photo stylist giving thums up for my presentation.This one i took in a hurry else it would be much better.

  5. Yummy and healthy pudding,love it

  6. congrats on ur 200th post.. Very healthy pudding

    1. Thanks veena..Yes it really nutritious

  7. happy 200th post dear :) beautifully made pudding :)

  8. Congrats on your 200th post have tempted me in this morning with yummy sweet...cant wait to make them!!

  9. Do we get this rice in US. .by the way it's too tempting. .congrats on your 200th oost..

  10. My sister had also made something like this... I don't know if we get this here... congrats on your 200th post, wishing u many many posts and years of blogging... :)

  11. Congrats on hitting the 200 mark. We have the rice over and in fact, just made something similar last week. The only difference is that I use coconut milk. One of our all time fav.

  12. congrats on ur 200th post..delicious pudding !!

  13. Congrats Sathya on your 200th post, keep going! have heard about this rice pudding but haven't tasted it...looks so good n tempting!

  14. Congrats dear on your 200th post, perfect way to celebrate with the pudding, yet to try something with this rice..

  15. Looking at your pics now, I am craving Sathya :D


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