Right before harvest season, a huge image could be seen on Praseed Kumar’s paddy field in Wayanad district. As spikelets started to appear, the image of the Guruvayur temple elephant ‘Guruvayur Kesavan’, took shape on his land. How? The farmer got an outline of an elephant done on his farm, and cleverly planted different varieties of paddy to create this image. He relied heavily on the two varieties to bring out this striking visual: one being the Karuvachi from Wayanad and the other being the violet-coloured Krishna Kamod from Gujarat. Yes, right before harvest, the Krishna Kamod wears a handsome purple-hue, setting it apart in the field.
Often referred to as the ‘Basmati of Gujarat’, Krishna Kamod is a good table rice. It is known for its fine taste and aroma. Easy to cook, many use it to make kichadi!
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