Thavalai Kanna Matta
₹140.00 Per Kg
Commonly known as the Rosematta rice, the Kerala Matta rice varieties are extremely nutritious. These bold grains lower content of fat, saturated fat and cholesterol; considered ‘heart-friendly’, consuming this grain ensures important blood vessels are clear of clogs and clots. Though it takes a slightly longer time to cook, it has a unique taste and fragrance; Along with the several health benefits, it one of the most common rice varieties used in the Kerala kitchens.
This particular variety of matta rice, gets its name, because on the field the grains look like frog (thavalai) eyes (kanna). It has been mentioned in the ancient Tamil literature Thirukkaral, as a the rice served to royalty during the Chera-Chola period.