This heirloom rice variety is known as Chakhao Ambuli in the local dialect in Manipur.
Sourced straight from our farmer partners in Manipur who use traditional natural farming methods, this Manipuri Black Rice has a pleasant, bread-like aroma, nutty flavour, and fluffy texture. This unpolished grain has high fibre content and the texture of the black rice is heavier as compared to other varieties and so soak it for 6 hours before cooking. Heads-up: On soaking the rice in water, it is natural for the water to turn purple/ blackish in shade and can leave a slight stain.
This healthy whole-grain rice is indigenous to Manipur and is GI-tagged as well. This grain complements both savoury and sweet dishes. Use it with stir-fried veggies, salad side dishes, Mediterranean recipes, Black rice dosa, idli, sweet kheer or a pudding.
Pahari Roots was born in the hills of Meghalaya with a vision is to revive local & indigenous food and to ensure fair returns to farmers and artisans responsible for preserving our traditions. By retracing our steps back to our roots, we will find the answer to our health and to the health of our planet. All products are cultivated in small family farms of North East India using traditional and sustainable farming methods blended with ancient wisdom.
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