₹140.00 Per Kg
This aromatic grain resembles a long and fine cumin seed – that could possibly be the reason it was given the name jeera (cumin) phool (flower). About a decade ago, this rice was found and available within its place of origin. However, in 2005, a group of 20 tribal women farmers from six villages in Surguja district in Chhattisgarh, realized the threats to the survival of this heritage rice. They formed a self-help group to protect and promote it. Within a few years, more people joined their pursuit and they eventually registered this variety with Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority of India. The group then applied for a Geographical Indication (GI) tag, which was approved on in March 2019.
The grain when cooked al dente works well as a pilaf, and when cooked till soft, it pairs well with your lentil-based gravies.