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Kavuni arisi sweet recipe

Kavuni arisi sweet recipe a chettinad special sweet made for weddings.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 19 minutes
Servings 3
Author Sharmilee J


  • 1 cup kavuni arisi(black rice)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I used cane sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tsp ghee


  • Measure the rice and soak atleast for 6 hours.
  • Drain water rinse it couple of times, then transfer to pressure cooker.
  • Add water and pressure cook for 6-8 whistles in low medium flame.when you open the rice should be like this with little water floating on top and rice should be slightly mushy but the rice should have a bit of bite .
  • Mash it slightly, add sugar and coconut.
  • Simmer and cook for 5mins in low flame.Finally add ghee.
  • Then add cardamom powder cook for 2mins then switch off.


  • Usually the measure of all the 3 ingredients is the same like if we take 1 cup kavuni rice then its 1 cup sugar and 1 cup coconut.But I usually reduce it as its too much of sweet taste for us.
  • Ghee is just for flavour
  • Usually white sugar is used you can replace it with cane sugar or jaggery.I used cane sugar.