Traditional Kallundai Samba Rice, this is one of the variety of rice cultivated in South India especially in Tamil Nadu. Kallundai Samba Rice is one among the traditional rice varieties. Kallundai Samba Rice, this traditional rice variety help peoples to control diabetics, usually people used to consume kasayam made out of this rice bran but still you can also make idlies,dosas,Puttu out of this incredible grain.Its seems there are more than five thousand varieties of rice was available in Tamilnadu. But currently we are able to save nearly 200 varieties, each rice variety is unique in their own way. Some varieties of rice grow even without water, some can stand flood and some can stand heavy winsds. Somehow high nutritional value rich traditional rice varieties started loosing their existence slowly when peoples started consuming the usual raw rice. Thank god, now Organic farmers are there to bring more traditional rice varieties for the benefit of us.
Kallundai Samba Rice
The rice of this variety is highly suitable for making dishes such as idly and dosa. It grows well in soil which is high in sand content. Useful for cultivation in coastal areas.
It is normally cultivated during Late Samba and Navarai. (September 15th to February 14th and December 15th to March 14th).
Sandy clay soil is preferred for cultivating this variety.
It grows upto a height of 121.4 cms.
Colour and Quality
The colour of the rice is brown and it has coarse variety.