Kitchili refers to a fruit and probably it derives its name to the resemblance of this fruit. It has a pale orange thin grain (colour resembling that of a kitchili fruit) with a pleasant aroma. It is also called as “Thoppikaran Vidhai” or “Porukku Vidhai”.
Consumption of this rice gives a sheen to the body. It is digested very fast. If properly cooked kitchili samba rice is consumed it enables weight gain. This variety is highly suitable for the south Indian meal and also used for making a special dish called “Biriyani”. Highly resistant to pests and diseases.
It is normally cultivated during Samba (between July 15th to January 14th).
Sandy clay soil is preferred for cultivating this variety.
135 - 140 days
It grows to a height of about 118 cm
Colour and Quality
The colour of the rice is white and it has fine grains.
Mr. Thriyambak Kannan (2016 - 17)
Ms. Vijayalakshmi Das (FWWB) (2016 - 17)
ABI Showatech (India) Ltd. (2018 - 19)