The Healthify Food Library

The Healthify Food Library

Matta Rice



Matta Rice, also known as Palakkadan Matta Rice, is a type of rice grown in the Palakkad district of Kerala, India. It is a short-grain, reddish-brown rice with a nutty flavor and chewy texture. It is a popular ingredient in traditional Kerala dishes such as puttu, appam, and idiyappam as well as rice porridge, rice cakes, and other dishes. It is high in fiber and protein, and is a good source of vitamins and minerals.

Macronutrients Breakdown

The Healthify Food Library


The Healthify Food Library


The Healthify Food Library


The Healthify Food Library



Get the best of both worlds - the taste you love and the health benefits you need - with Matta Rice

Chat with our coaches to find out how.




Matta Rice

2 cups

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

black pepper

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


2 cups



Step 1:

Wash the Matta Rice in a bowl of cold water and set aside.

Step 2:

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.

Step 3:

Add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and turmeric powder and stir for a few seconds.

Step 4:

Add the Matta Rice and stir for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add the salt and black pepper and stir for a few more minutes.

Step 6:

Add the water and bring to a boil.

Step 7:

Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot.

Step 8:

Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked.

Step 9:

Serve hot with your favorite accompaniments. Enjoy!

Did you know?

The Healthify Food Library
How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 12142 users have chowed down on Matta Rice a whopping 75153 times.

The Healthify Food Library
Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad are the top 5 cities gobbling up Matta Rice like there's no tomorrow.

The Healthify Food Library
When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Matta Rice, our users are head over heels in november, but the interest cools down in april.

The Healthify Food Library
Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Matta Rice is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of 35-40 BMI also on board.

Don't deprive yourself of Matta Rice

Enjoy it guilt-free by talking to our nutrition coaches today.

Frequently Asked Questions