Friday 28 January 2022

Kavuni Arisi Sweet Recipe/Black Rice Sweet Recipe/Chettinadu Kavuni Arisi Sweet/Kavuni Arisi Innippu/Karuppu Arisi Innippu/Chettinadu Special – Kavuni Arisi Innippu/Black Rice Pudding

Kavuni Arisi Sweet is a very famous, popular and traditional recipe in Chettinadu district – TamilNadu. This Black Rice Pudding/Kavuni Arisi Sweet is served as dessert in Chettinadu belt for special occasions and in marriages. Kavuni Arisi or Black Rice is a hard variety of rice which turns purple after it’s cooked. This Black Rice is very popular and found commonly  in East Asian Countries. In olden days, the Chettiyar Community had trading business with the East Asian Countries and brought the wonderful and super healthy Black Rice during their travel back to Tamil Nadu. Usually the Kavuni Arisi Sweet is made with sugar, but I have replaced it with Jaggery as an healthy alternative. Kavuni Arisi is loaded with antioxidants and is a  wonderful source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals especially Iron and Protein and is naturally gluten-free.  Do try out this healthy and delicious Kavuni Arisi Sweet and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Halwa Varieties, Payasam Varieties, Ladoo Varieties and Traditional Sweet Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Kavuni Arisi Sweet with step by step photos…


Kavuni Arisi/Black Rice

1 cup [ 200 g]


4 cups


250 g

Grated Coconut

1 cup [1/2 coconut grated]


3 tsp


One big pinch


2 crushed

Preparation Time: 10 minutes                         Recipe Category: Dessert

Soaking Time:6 hours or overnight                Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India

Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes

Author: Priya Anandakumar

Other sweet varieties that might be of your interest...

Halwa Varieties, 

Payasam Varieties

Ladoo Varieties 

Traditional Sweet Recipes here.

Kavuni Arisi/Black Rice


Wash the kavuni arisi 2-3 times thoroughly with water. Drain the water completely.

Add fresh water and soak the rice for about 6 hours.

After 6 hours, drain the water and add the soaked rice to the pressure cooker.

Add about 4 cups of water to the pressure cooker.

Close the lid and pressure cook for about 5 whistles.

Wait for the steam to release. Meanwhile grate the coconut and keep it ready, similarly grate/chop the vellam/jaggery and keep it aside.

The rice is cooked

Open the lid and let it boil for another 5 minutes. 

When almost all the water is absorbed, switch off the stove. Now Mash the rice really well with a masher or matthu. The rice is completely cooked and mashed.

Switch on the stove, add the jaggery and mix really well.

Add the grated coconut, ghee, salt and mix everything really well.

Finally add cardamom powder and mix really well.

Stir really well and let it cook for about 2 minutes. Now switch off the stove.

Healthy, delicious and traditional Kavuni Arisi Sweet is ready to be enjoyed. Sprinkle some grated coconut and serve this sweet hot or at room temperature.

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