Kerala Fat Rice? If you are from Kerala maybe you can help me?

#1 May 19th, 2005, 07:27
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I have been trying to find the type of rice that I ate in Kerala homes while I was there... and I now know it's not parboiled rice... but something else.

When I spoke with one of my Kerala friends the other day I asked and he told me it was 'Kerala Fat Rice'.

This rice has really nice big fat grains and quite substantial texture, almost like a brown rice. It's very common in Kerala home cooking, every home I ate in (mainly Trivandrum district and Tamil Nadu near the border with Kerala) served this type of rice at meals.

Are any of the posters here from Kerala familiar with what I'm talking about? And, just to push my luck, are there any Keralans that are living in the Calif. Bay Area or Silicon Valley that might know of an Indian store where this Keralan 'fat rice' is sold?

I know this is a long shot..... but on IM it's always amazing what one might find out.

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yes, it is a variety of rice that is available in kerala ( they are grown in kerala and perhaps tamilnadu too) . And yes, it is also par-boiled. I am not sure of the exact name, i guess Ponni & matta belong to this category.
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now there are at least three great and large Indian supermarkets off of Mowry in Fremont. I go to them a lot yet can't remember the names of them So I'm looking in this months India Currents magazine and they have Indian market listings in our area.

The Mumbai Bazaar in Hayward
2021 Winton Av. 510-783-0427
(they have a rice listing with two types of parboiled, reg parboiled and Ponny parboiled rice.

Dana Bazar. 5113 Mowry Ave., Fremont; (510) 742-0555

I know when I go into this market on Mowry they have about 20 or 30 different types of rice. I guess you could call them and ask if they have Kerala Fat Rice, and then they could pretend like they don't speak English...
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Thank You!!!!
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DoDi, you might also ask at Bombay Bazaar on Valencia in the Mission Dist. I seldom look further than the bags of basmati, but they might have some other kinds!
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In Sunnyvale there used to be a shop owned by Keralites. There we used to get fresh appam, biriyani and even kappa!!!! That was in 2000-2001. I used to visit this place while I was working in SFO. We used to get typical Kerala things there... I am not sure where exactly it is in Sunnyvale (it was somewhere near to one udupi restaurent... ooh i am not sure)
I hope you will get ur Kerala rice over there or someone else could direct u
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The typical Mallu response

Send me a visa, I can bring over a 25 kg bag
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Originally Posted by sudheer The typical Mallu response

Send me a visa, I can bring over a 25 kg bag
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The Kerala Fat Rice and Malabar Fish Curry - are a great Combo.
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No visa --- but money

then we can courier it But it is very expensive
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How to cook Keralan rice?

I have some of this rice (purchased in the Artesia section of Los Angeles) but have yet to cook any. Can someone tell me please if this rice is cooked in the same manner as white rice or if it requires a longer cooking time as with brown rice? Thanx.
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In Kerala we cook rice as mentioned below..

1. Wash the rice 2 or 3 times.
2. Boil lots of water.
3. Add the washed rice to the boiling water.
4. Check if the rice is cooked by taking one and pressing it. If it is cooked well it will be soft. Dont let it to be very soft.
5. If cooked, drain the water and its ready to serve else repeat step 4.

If cooked in Pressure cooker or rice cooker it doesnt give good result.
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In Bay Area Cocnut hill is the answer to your question.

As mentioned here Matta is very common name used for this.

With meen curry this will rock.

I know in Chiacgo and Los Angeles there are restaurants which can meet your needs.

Coconut hill owned by Mallu Mr. Thomas will be able to help you.

http://coconuthill.com/
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You are answering posts from 2005!

Always check the date of the question before answering.

No big deal; we all do it sometimes,
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oh ! you are right. being a new guy...sorry !

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