Kavuni rice ulundu usili salad
Kavuni is a medium-grain, black rice that is used in the Chettinad region in Tamil Nadu. Popularly used for making a sakkarai pongal type sweet dish, its glycemic index is so low that even the sweet dish does not cause blood sugar to spike. Rich in Vitamin B, it is good for diabetes and pregnant women. The presence of anthocyanin makes it a powerful antioxidant too. With all these benefits why aren’t we using this more frequently in our kitchen? Usually it is used to make sweet dishes and idlis. Today, I have tried to experiment and made a savoury rice salad with urad dal usili and grated carrots. And voila! We have a new favourite dish in our family.