Also known as ‘Kaadai Kazhuththaan’ in some parts of Tamil Nadu, the Garudan Champa grain has the a white streak, very similar to the one found on the neck of the Brahmini kite (Garudan), hence it was given the name. Garudan Champa was investigated for its phytochemical screening; the results revealed that this grain has high levels of important phytoconstituents and has the capacity to prevent many health related disorders. A long and fine grain, farmers have told us that it improves blood circulation and blood purification.
Soak the Garudan Champa rice for 2-3 hours before cooking. Cook it in the ratio of 1:4 (For 1 cup rice, add 4 cups water). Please adjust the water ratio according to your preference.
Soak the Garudan Champa polished rice for 1/2 hour before cooking. Cook it in the ratio of 1:2.5 (For 1 cup rice, add 2.5 cups water). Please adjust the water ratio according to your preference.