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Kavuni Arisi

Kavuni Arisi is a chettinad special sweet made for weddings& festive occasions. Kavuni arisi sweet is made by cooking black rise or kavuni arisi with sugar, coconut gratings & flavoured with cardamom. How to make Kavuni Arisi sweet is explained in this post with step by step pictures.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time6 hours 20 minutes
AuthorSharmilee J


  • 1 cup kavuni arisi (black rice)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I used cane sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 teaspoon 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. Enjoy Kavuni Arisi!


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  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Kavuni Arisi
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 434 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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