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Kavuni Arisi | Kavuni Arisi Sweet

Creamy and delicious Chettinadu special Kavuni Arisi sweet recipe with detailed step-wise pictures. Traditional sweet made with glutinous black rice – kavuni arisi.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Soak Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 35 mins
Servings: 4 people
Calories per Serving: 160kcal
Author: Ramya


  • Pressure Cooker


1 cup = 250ml, 1 tbsp = 15ml, 1 tsp = 5ml


  • 1/2 cup Kavuni Arisi/Black Glutinous Rice
  • 1/3 cup Grated Fresh Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Sugar adjust per preference
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • Water as needed


  • Wash the rice and soak in enough water for 8 hours or overnight. As the black rice is hard to cook, it is essential to soak it first.
  • Pressure cook the soaked rice with enough water for 5-6 whistles on medium flame until it is cooked. It should still hold its shape to an extent and not be a mush.
  • Set it on low flame and add sugar. Mix well until the sugar is melted.
  • As the sugar and rice cook together, it should turn creamy. Add grated coconut and cardamom powder. Mix well.
  • Add ghee and remove from heat.
  • Serve warm or cold as dessert.