Rice Varieties

Kitchili Samba

Background

Kitchili refers to a fruit and it derives its name to the resemblance of this fruit.  It has a pale orange thin grain (colour resembling that of a kitchili fruit) with a pleasant aroma.   It is also called as “Thoppikaran Vidhai” or “Porukku Vidhai”. It is widely cultivated in Thiruvallur and Thiruvannamalai districts.

Special Features

It is highly resistant to pests and diseases and is suitable for dry sowing.

Nutritional Properties

The rice is high in iron, magnesium and calcium (30mg/100g)

Therapeutic Properties

Consumption of this rice gives a sheen to the body.  It is digested very fast.  If properly cooked Kitchili samba rice is consumed, it helps weight gain.

Suggested Dishes

This variety is highly suitable for the South Indian meal and used for making a special dish called “Biriyani”. It is used for making Kolukattai and keerai baath.

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Seasons

It is normally cultivated during Samba (July 15th to January 14th)

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Color and Quality of Rice

The rice is white in colour which is of fine quality.

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Crop duration

140 days

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Adopt this Rice

INR 15,000

Background

Kitchili refers to a fruit and it derives its name to the resemblance of this fruit.  It has a pale orange thin grain (colour resembling that of a kitchili fruit) with a pleasant aroma.   It is also called as “Thoppikaran Vidhai” or “Porukku Vidhai”. It is widely cultivated in Thiruvallur and Thiruvannamalai districts.

Special Features

It is highly resistant to pests and diseases and is suitable for dry sowing.

Nutritional Properties

The rice is high in iron, magnesium and calcium (30mg/100g)

Therapeutic Properties

Consumption of this rice gives a sheen to the body.  It is digested very fast.  If properly cooked Kitchili samba rice is consumed, it helps weight gain.

Suggested Dishes

This variety is highly suitable for the South Indian meal and used for making a special dish called “Biriyani”. It is used for making Kolukattai and keerai baath.

Background

Kitchili refers to a fruit and it derives its name to the resemblance of this fruit.  It has a pale orange thin grain (colour resembling that of a kitchili fruit) with a pleasant aroma.   It is also called as “Thoppikaran Vidhai” or “Porukku Vidhai”. It is widely cultivated in Thiruvallur and Thiruvannamalai districts.

Special Features

It is highly resistant to pests and diseases and is suitable for dry sowing.

Nutritional Properties

The rice is high in iron, magnesium and calcium (30mg/100g)

Therapeutic Properties

Consumption of this rice gives a sheen to the body.  It is digested very fast.  If properly cooked Kitchili samba rice is consumed, it helps weight gain.

Suggested Dishes

This variety is highly suitable for the South Indian meal and used for making a special dish called “Biriyani”. It is used for making Kolukattai and keerai baath.

Donor

In case you want to purchase Traditional rices for your own household use you can consider buying from Sempulam who is partnering with us.

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