Rice and poha are two food items that we love, even if they are the same in most ways, but the method of preparing them and the variety we get in India make them different. We have more than 1200 varieties of rice in India. Aazol sources the best rice in india directly from farmers. It is known as the Indrayani rice. And which Indian doesn’t know the story about poha, which Sudama carried as a humble gift for his dear friend Lord Krishna? Of course, we all know red rice poha is healthier than regular poha. Both these ready-to-make items can be made into varied dishes and can be a part of your pantry and are available at Aazol.
Indrayani rice is a native rice from the state which is aromatic and has a sticky texture. This medium grain rice was created using a unique variety of rice known as Ambemohar. But it was low-yielding and disease-prone. Hence farmers crossed Ambemohar with a high-yielding variety to create Indrayani. The name comes from a river along whose bank this fragrant rice is planted. Indrayani rice also known as samak rice is a rice which goes well with dal, curries and dahi. It is also a great rice to make fantastic kheer and phirni too. Maharashtrians love making masalas bhaat with this variety for that quick and nutritious one-dish evening meal. Aazol's unpolished rice comes from Kasare in Dhule district, Maharashtra. Why go looking for jasmine rice for your Thai meals, when this lovely sticky fragrant rice is available at your doorstep?
Red Rice Poha is flattened rice but made from the local red rice variety. This poha is healthier than the regular poha. The bran layer is intact, so the red rice is full-bodied and nutritionally rich. Aazol's red poha is hand-pounded, which gives it a more pronounced flavour. Just soak it for a little longer and make India's favoruite breakfast. Add some onion, potatos, green chillies, coriander, peanuts and tempering, and we have poha ready. Everybody loves their red rice flakes in a particular way. Did you know the poha is mentioned in Mahabharata? Aazol's red rice poha comes from our SHG in Raigad, Maharashtra.
What is unique about Indrayani Rice?
Indrayani rice crosses the native Maharashtrian variety Ambemohar and high-yielding one to get disease-free, aromatic, nutritious rice, which can be had every day by all. This sticky rice is unpolished, easy to digest and can be fed to fussy kids. It is said that when you cook Indrayani rice or samask rice at home, your entire home is filled with its fragrance.
Which Indian rice is unpolished?
Aazol's Indrayani rice is unpolished. The most local variety of rice will be unpolished if it is not white. Polishing removes the outer bran of the rice during milling. This process changes the colour of the rice, but in the process, the nutritional quality of rice is also lost. Hence, we recommend always having unpolished rice.
Why is unpolished rice more nutritious?
Unpolished rice considered as healthiest rice has its bran intact. Milling is a process in which the out layer is removed which strips the carbohydrate core. This bran layer is rich in many nutrients like thiamine. It has 80 % of nutrients like vitamin E, minerals, antioxidants, unsaturated fats, and phytochemicals. The antioxidant levels are double in unpolished rice as compared to polished one.
Is Red POHA better than white?
Yes, red poha is flattened poha made from red rice. Red rice is rich in iron, zinc, fibre, and other minerals and antioxidants. It is a perfect breakfast item for people who want to maintain a healthy weight or tackle diabetes and constipation. Red poha has the bran layer intact making it fuller bodied; hence it is packed with good bacteria.
Is Red POHA made from red rice?
Yes, red poha comes from red rice. The hand-pounded flattened rice from Aazol's is processed most traditionally. This makes the poha nutritionally dense and a complete meal for your breakfast. Just soak for 5 to 10 minutes, and you can make it like the regular poha.
Is red rice poha healthy?
Compared to regular white rice poha, red poha or red rice flakes is healthier as the out layer known as bran is still intact for red poha. The red rice poha from Aazol is hand-pounded, making it more flavourful.
|Unpolished Indrayani Rice||Rs.250/-||
|Red Rice Poha||Rs.195/-||