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“দাদখানি চাল, মুসুরির ডাল,চিনি-পাতা দৈ,
দু’টা পাকা বেল, সরিষার তেল, ডিমভরা কৈ।
পথে হেঁটে চলি, মনে মনে বলি, পাছে হয় ভুল;
ভুল যদি হয়, মা তবে নিশ্চয়,
 ছিঁড়ে দেবে চুল।”

Jogindranath Sarkar immortalised Daadkhani in this children’s poem about a boy who goes grocery shopping with a mental list of ingredients that features Daadkhani, which his mother has specifically asked him to bring without fail. The boy distracted with the various sights and sounds on the way mixes up the list in an amusingly funny conclusion. That fabled Daadkhani, an almost forgotten indigenous rice variety, has been sourced from the enchanting Sundarbans region. With its origins rooted in the historical Barddhaman district, Daadkhani is a sweet-water paddy that embodies the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of the land. 

about the rice

Known for its slender grains, Daadkhani is a unique rice that holds a special place in local rhymes and folklore, symbolising the essence of tradition and community. Its distinct characteristics make it a standout choice for those seeking an authentic culinary experience. Daadkhani's sleek grains boast a delightful texture when cooked. Each mouthful is a journey through time, as you savour the ancient wisdom and flavours passed down through generations.

taste sweet earthy



The grains are medium-sized and moderately slender


absorption method
time 18-22 minutes

store it in a dark place, so that it does not attract moisture, and away from direct sunlight


what you can cook with

One of the remarkable features of Daadkhani is its versatility. This rice variety can be paired effortlessly with a wide range of non-vegetarian dishes, lending a subtle yet delightful flavour to every bite. Whether it's succulent seafood, tender chicken, or flavorful red meat, Daadkhani complements these savoury delights, adding a touch of nostalgia and authenticity to your dining experience.


botanical name Oryza sativa
origin North 24 Parganas, West Bengal
processing siddha (parboiled)


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