Thanjavur, also known as Tanjore is a city in Tamilnadu, which is known as a bowl of rice. Thanjavur rice is grown in the Thanjavur region. Thanjavur ponni raw rice is a high-quality medium-sized grain that has high carbohydrate content. Thanjavur rice is light and aromatic and is medium-grained variety. Once cooked, this rice gives a bright white color and expands in length. Ponni boiled rice is boiled along with the paddy before polishing, making it easier to cook and digest.
Commonly known as ‘Kala chana’ (Hindi) in India, chickpeas are a part of the vegetarian diet in India. These are basically legumes belonging to the Fabaceae family. The plants are short in height and are mostly found in tropical and subtropical regions. The seeds are excellent sources of protein. There are generally two varieties of chickpeas, ‘desi’ and ‘kabuli’. The ‘desi’ variety comprises of darker smaller seeds having a rough outer covering whereas the ‘kabuli’ variety are comparatively larger light colored beans with a smoother coat.