Poongkar Rice (Semi Polished, Raw)

Poongkar Rice (Semi Polished, Raw)

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  • Traditional red rice variety of Tamil Nadu

  • Recommended for pregnant women and lactating mothers

  • Controls weight

Poongkar Rice is a heritage variety of rice from Tamil Nadu. It is commonly known as Women’s Rice because it provides many benefits to women. Poongkar Rice improves the health of pregnant women and builds resistance to diseases. The rice is given to women in the form of Kanji/porridge to help with normal delivery and to increase lactation after delivery. It also cures hormonal problems in women. This semi-polished, bold, red rice has 30-35% bran. When cooked, the rice has a nice nutty flavour and a slightly sticky texture. You can have it with all Indian curries. The rice is highly satiating, which means it keeps you full for longer, thus controlling hunger pangs.


The Story

Poongkar Rice is a short duration crop grown during the Kar or summer season. The paddy is harvested, aged and then milled. Bio Basics sources Poongkar Rice from an organic farmers’ group and a PGS-certified single farm in Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu.



  • Rich in micronutrients that improve strength and stamina
  • Lowers cholesterol level
  • Controls weight-related problems
  • Prevents stomach-related problems


  • Once the plastic package is opened, transfer the rice to an airtight container and store it in a cool and dry place.
  • Refrigerate long-stored rice to retain its properties and keep it fresh.


  • Presoak for 3-4 hours.

  • Pressure cooker 1 cup rice : 3 cups water.

  • Cook on high flame for up to five whistles.

  • Lower the flame and cook on low flame for another 10 minutes.



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