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Kavuni Arisi Payasam or Black Rice Pudding is a specialty of the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu. This gorgeous deep violet hued sweet, is a prominent preparation of most festive fares of the Chettiars. Apparently, this nutritious glutinous rice was brought in from Burma by the Chettiars during their business travels. This is a very simple recipe, the only tricky bit is the proper cooking of the rice. Other than the traditional way, you can also cook the payasam using milk and serve it chilled as a Pudding or Phirni, topped with fruits.