Kavuni Arisi, Chettinad Kavuni Arisi Sweet Recipe

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The olden day Chettiar community was a very affluent community and traded all over the world. The community had trade as far flung as Rangoon (Current day Myanmar) to Singapore. They brought back a lot of things from their travels which included exotic ingredients as well. Black rice is a very popular ingredient in South Asia and it must have found its way into the Chettiar households through these routes. The rice has become so customary that its a ritual to serve it in weddings.
Black Glutinous Rice is also sold in the shops as Kavuni Arisi, Karuppu Arisi or Karuppu Puttarisi.
Even though the rice is black in colour, it gets a hue of burgundy after soaking and the colour intensifies after cooking.

Here is the link to buy Kavuni Arisi

Here is how to make the popular Chettinad Style Kavuni Arisi. The ingredients are really simple. We will need equal quantity of black rice, coconut and sugar. We will add a little ground cardamom and ghee for flavour. That’s is all there is in making this amazing dessert. Do try it.

Black rice is a very hard rice. The rice needs to be soaked over-nite. Wash the rice and soak it in lots of water for 10-12 hours. Drain the water used for soaking after the said time. The water would be burgundy color. Its fine.

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Add the rice to the pressure cooker. The water ratio is 1 rice : 1.5 water. Add in the water to the cooker. Cover the cooker and cook for exactly 3 whistles. Allow the pressure to settle naturally. The important thing about this dessert is to get the texture of the rice right. It should not become mushy. The rice should still have a bit of a bite but still completely soft on the inside.

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To the same pan add in the fresh shredded coconut, sugar and cardamom. The mixture will loosen up immediately after adding sugar.

Note: You can add less sugar if you wish. If you want to avoid sugar, you can substitute jaggery.

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Simmer the mixture in the pan for 5-10 minutes until the mixture becomes thick. Add in the ghee and switch off the flame.

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Amazing Kavuni Arisi is ready!!!

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Kavuni Arisi, Chettinad Kavuni Arisi Sweet Recipe

Recipe for Chettinad Kavuni Arisi sweet made with black glutinous rice. Very popular chettinad delicasy.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup Kavuni Arisi (Black Glutinous rice)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh shredded coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 3 teaspoon ghee

Instructions

  1. Wash the rice and soak it in lots of water for 10-12 hours. Drain the water used for soaking after the said time.
  2. Add the rice to the pressure cooker. Cover the cooker and cook for exactly 3 whistles. Allow the pressure to settle naturally.
  3. To the same pan add in the fresh shredded coconut, sugar and cardamom. The mixture will loosen up immediately after adding sugar.
  4. Simmer the mixture in the pan for 5-10 minutes until the mixture becomes thick. Add in the ghee and switch off the flame.
  5. Amazing Kavuni Arisi is ready!!!

Notes

You can add less sugar if you wish. If you want to avoid sugar, you can substitute jaggery.

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu

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14 thoughts on “Kavuni Arisi, Chettinad Kavuni Arisi Sweet Recipe”

  1. Joan Rajadas

    The rice became dry and burnt. Should we use more water? Can you give a timing and not whistles?
    This is the first of your recipes which has not been a success for me!






  2. Thank you for sharing the recipe. We tried it with jaggery instead of white sugar. Tasted delicious.
    I just felt i should have left one more whistle instead 3. But overall tasted yum!






  3. Hi Kannammaa!! I love your recipes, even more after a recent vacation where I ate nothing but chettinad food πŸ˜€ I ate this and have been wondering if I could make this with mapillai samba rice as that’s what I have on hand right now.. Thanks in advance!!

  4. Kannamma – Neenga oru super! I’ve been thinking of this dish for quite some time and you’ve nailed it.. Kandippa try panren.






  5. Hi Suguna, i have been following your recipes lately and came across gavuni arisi recipe. Just wanted to let you know that black puttu rice is totally different from gavuni arisi. Black sweet rice or black glutinous rice is the ingredient to buy.

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