Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Thooyamalli Rice/Thuyamalli Rice (TamilNadu Traditional Rice)

Thooyamalli Rice
Thooyamalli Rice


How attractive and appealing this Rice looks, Isn't it?....but the sad part is this Traditional rice variety is not known to many of us. 


This rice is called Thooyamalli/Thuyamalli Riceis one of the indigenous rice variety of Tamil Nadu.


Yes, I do agree that the very moment when I say TamilNadu Rice, the one that comes to your mind is Ponni Rice. But there are loads and loads of rice varieties which where used earlier and has got diminished in recent times. 


You will be amazed to know that each and every rice variety has its own unique flavour along with high medicinal values. 

Ever heard of a famous Tamil quote?? "Unave marunthu", Our great great grand fathers and grandmothers used to consume nutritious food, which acted as a medicine too. 

Though Thooyamalli was not in use for a long time, it is slowly garbing its limelight position again. Thanks to the number of workshops and stalls that are conducted for the awareness of these traditional rice varieties and millets. That is why, many are stepping forward to buy them which in-turn boosts many farmers to cultivate these traditional crops like Thooyamalli, Maappillai Samba, Kullakar etc.

I have already discussed about Maappillai Samba Rice in my previous post and if you are interested to know more about Maapillai samba then click on this picture.

Maapillai Samba


Now we will proceed with Thooyamalli Rice

Why did it get the name "Thooyamalli"?


Thooyamalli means Pure (Thooya) and Malli (Jasmine). This Rice looks more like a Jasmine bud and is the reason for the origin of its name.

More about Thooyamalli:


  • This Rice crop's duration is 135-140 days with high resistance to pest. So it will not demand much of pesticide like other common rice varieties.
  • Thooyamalli increases nerves strength.
  • A healthy as well as a tasty rice which is best suited for preparing briyani for its distinctive flavour.


Just think for a moment


"Do we still need to eat polished white rice which gives no nutrition at all?" or "Want to switch over to these traditional rice varieties which gives loads of nutrition and healthy life?"

21 comments:

  1. where do you get thooyamalli rice?

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    1. I harvested Thooyamalli in the last பட்டம்.. Cell no. 9962554594.. Along with that I also harvested KalaNamak variety of paddy..

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    2. www.ammajeeorganics.com
      9443160766

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  2. Harini, if you are around Dharampuri, I can help...

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  3. Where can i get thooyamalli rice am from pondicherry.

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    1. Hi Rohini, try checking in organic shops selling millet varieties.

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  4. Where can i get thooyamalli rice in pindicherry.

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  5. Hi, I am need of 25 kg Thooyamaili rice on regular basis. Located in Madurai

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  6. Please call 9488310254, located at Trichy..

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  7. Hi.. Can we use thooyamalli rice on a daily basis with Sambar or Rasam?

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  8. Thanks for valuable information

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  9. Can you please let me know which traditional organic rice can be used for daily cooking. Can Kichali samba or thooya Malli or ponni be used

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    1. All rice varieties except the ones that are used for grinding dosa and idli can be used for daily cooking. It is wise to choose the traditional varieties instead of commonly used polished ones. Each rice variety has its own health benefits so try experimenting all of them to find out which one you like the most.

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  10. Its a only rice that givens normal delivery for pregency and good for womens total health ... I have this rice not only this even all veritiesof rices including the triditional rice Which Our kings were had... If you want i Will give you... Free delivery ... My contact number... Manoj - 9003389757

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  11. Can u post any recipes using this rice

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    1. Hello Devi Alagappan, thanks for visiting my blog. I have already published Thooyamalli rice dosa in my food blog and the link ishttps://www.upala.net/2016/05/thooyamallithuyamalli-rice-dosa.html

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    2. https://www.upala.net/2016/05/thooyamallithuyamalli-rice-dosa.html

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