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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


  • 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


  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!!!


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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