Our flat light pre-roasted dry Rakthashali rice flakes are made from naturally farmed Rakthashali rice sourced from Kerala’s Palakkad district. This Rakthashali rice is a rare and nearly extinct variety and is now being revived by a few passionate farmers like us. Ayurveda uses this rice variety to correct the imbalance of ‘tridosha' (namely vata, pita & kapha) and has properties potent enough to cure several ailments including liver, kidney & nerve disorders and is also known to combat cancer. This red rice variety improves blood circulation and is recently being recommended by doctors to boost the immunity system against covid 19.
Traditional methods are used to process these rice flakes to ensure the nutrients are not robbed during the flattening process. First the paddy is de-stoned and then soaked for 24 hours and then roasted in a conventional chamber with wood as fuel. The de-husked rice is then flattened, hence the name flattened or beaten rice. Other locally popular names include “poha" or “aval" in the Malwa region and South India respectively.
These rice flakes are pre-roasted hence making them perfect for making healthy snack mixtures, flakes upma, flakes pudding, salads, snacks, sweets or simply used as a snack with jaggery and nuts.