The Fragrant Gandhasaale – My Ven Pongal rice for this year!

Happy Pongal!

Gandhasaale rice ‘stars’ in many pieces I write, it was the first non-Basmati scented rice I was consciously aware of and it was the rice my ailing dad loved towards the end of his life. He, who loved rice, had stopped eating rice towards the last years of his life. The day we cooked Gandhasaale rice, the fragrance of the rice cooking in the house got him to the kitchen to check and said, ” I will have some rice today “. I also feel connected to the rice as I procure it from known organic farmers. It is to support such organic farmers with marketing support that Bio Basics was conceived and exists.

We use it to make various preparations like pulav, pumpkin rice, tomato rice, payasam, table rice anything at all. This fragrant rice grown in the Mysore plateau encompassing areas from Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu is known as Gandhasaale in Karnataka and Gandhaka saale in Kerala. This is a small grained, non-slender fragrant rice. When you cook it the fragrance gently wafts around the house filling your senses and slowly creating an appetite.

We use it to make various preparations like pulav, pumpkin rice, tomato rice, payasam, table rice anything at all. This fragrant rice grown in the Mysore plateau encompassing areas from Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu is known as Gandhasaale in Karnataka and Gandhaka saale in Kerala. This is a small grained, non-slender fragrant rice. When you cook it the fragrance gently wafts around the house filling your senses and slowly creating an appetite.

If you want to try Gandhasaale rice, check out  Bio Basics online store (Https://shop.biobasics.org) or call us at 9790516500.

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