Hand Pounded Rice (Dheki Rice)

(31 customer reviews)


1 Kg

Eat rice just like your ancestors with Adya Organics hand-pounded natural rice. In ancient times, paddy was hand pounded using a wooden pounder and converted to rice. Our nutritious Organic Rice is prepared in a similar way by women at our farms. Packed with high fiber content, our Dheki Ka Chawal is delicious and nutritious. It is also vegan and chemical free. Enjoy the rich and premium taste of Dheki rice with hot daal or sabzi.

Adya Organics Dheki Rice is extracted by the traditional hand pounding method. Our farms make use of dheki which is an agricultural tool. The process involves pounding the rice to remove husk from it. This method results in small grains but is the most healthy and tasty Organic Rice as it is pounded only once, retaining its original taste and benefits. Without using any machinery or electric tool, we extract 100% organic, untouched and unprocessed nutritious rice grains. The local communities are also benefited by extracting Dheki rice as it provides them a source of employment.

Rich in fiber and nutrients, the Organic Dheki Rice is an absolute bliss. Presence of complex carbohydrates makes the healthy and tasty organic rice an ideal substitute for processed basmati rice and satisfies your appetite for a longer duration. Dheki Ka Chawal helps fight against cardiovascular illness, cancer and cholesterol. It is also safe for diabetics as it is low on the Glycemic Index. 

Adya Organics is a trusted organic brand offering traditional and unadulterated grains to its customers. With a belief in building a healthy future for the coming generations, the brand has been working towards its goal since 2001.

USP (Unique Selling Proposition):

Handpounded Dheki Rice: The USP of Adya Organics’ Handpounded Dheki Rice lies in its unique and authentic processing method, keeping intact the traditional values of rice cultivation.
Preservation of Heritage: This rice variety represents the preservation of Indian agricultural heritage and showcases the richness of traditional farming practices.

Storage Instructions:

Store the Hand Pounded Dheki Rice in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture.
Keep the rice in an airtight container to preserve its natural freshness and protect it from absorbing odors.

Usage (How to Use):

Cooking: Rinse the rice thoroughly under running water until the water runs clear. Soak the rice in water for about 30 minutes before cooking to improve its texture.
Cooking Methods: Prepare the rice using your preferred method, such as a pot or pressure cooker, using the recommended water-to-rice ratio.


100% Handpounded Dheki Rice: Adya Organics’ Handpounded Dheki Rice contains pure and authentic rice grains, hand pounded using traditional methods.
Adya Organics’ Handpounded Dheki Rice offers an enriching and authentic experience, taking you on a journey back to the roots of traditional rice cultivation. Embrace the natural goodness and uniqueness of this rice variety, knowing that it comes from a brand dedicated to providing pure and sustainable products. Savor the wholesome taste and aroma of Hand Pounded Dheki Rice, and let it be a part of your culinary traditions and conscious lifestyle choices.


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  • 100% Organic and unprocessed healthy Dheki rice
  • 100% Non-GMO rice in its purest form
  • Made without using machine/electric/chemical device
  • Unpolished, unadulterated and hand pounded rice
  • No preservatives or chemicals added
  • Retains existing nutrients by traditional extraction methods
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Ideal for diabetic patients as it is low on the Glycemic Index.
  • Helps mitigate cardiovascular illnesses
  • Complex carbohydrates fulfill your appetite and aid in weight loss
  • Great substitute to unhealthy basmati rice or white rice
  • Helps lower the risk of cancer
  • Rich in fiber and power packed with manganese
  • Reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes


Mushroom Ghee Roast with Ghee Rice!


  • Used this delicious ghee from @adyaorganics
  • You will LOVE these recipes for 2 reasons – 1. It’s a FLAVOR BOMB. Like the masala with the umami of the mushrooms is honestly tooo gooood.
  • The quality of the rice and ghee!! Both of them are from @adyaorganics. The A2 cow ghee is hand churned and imparts full desi flavor to the rice and the roast!!
  • Apart from ghee and rice, @adyaorganics has multiple products like honey, date palm jaggery, sattu etc.
  • You can eat the mushrooms with rice or as is! They are DELISH!

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What is hand-pound rice?

Hand-pounded rice, also known as traditional rice, is a type of rice that is produced using traditional methods. This means that the rice is not milled or polished like modern rice. Instead, it is hand-pounded using a mortar and pestle to remove the husk and bran. This process preserves the nutrients and flavor of the rice, making it more nutritious and flavorful than modern rice.

Hand-pounded rice has a rougher texture than polished rice and also has a nutty taste. It is considered to be healthier because it is less processed and contains more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants than polished rice. It is also considered to be more sustainable as it does not require large-scale machinery or energy consumption in the production process.

Hand-pounded rice is commonly found in rural areas of India and other Southeast Asian countries, where it is considered a staple food. It is used to make a variety of dishes such as dosa, idli, and upma. It is also used to make traditional porridge and puddings.

How to cook hand-pound rice?

Cooking hand-pounded rice is similar to cooking regular rice, but it requires a little more time and attention. The first step is to soak the rice in water for at least 4 hours or overnight. This helps to soften the rice and make it easier to cook.

To cook, add the soaked rice to a pot with enough water to cover the rice by about 2 inches. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and let the rice simmer for about 30-40 minutes or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.

It is important to check the rice occasionally and stir it to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot. If the water has been absorbed and the rice is still not cooked, add a little more water and continue cooking. Once the rice is cooked, turn off the heat and let it sit for a few minutes before fluffing it with a fork and serving.

Cooking time may vary based on the type of rice and how long it has been soaked, so it’s best to check the rice frequently to ensure that it is cooked to your liking.

31 reviews for Hand Pounded Rice (Dheki Rice)
  1. Mehar khan

    I recently tried Dheki Rice for the first time, and I’m quite pleased with it. The grains are slightly coarser. I particularly enjoy it in traditional dishes like pulao and biryani.

  2. Amandeep Kaur

    Dheki Rice is rich in fibre and has a lower glycemic index. This helps in managing my blood sugar levels. And yes, it requires a good rinse before cooking to remove excess starch.

  3. Krunal Patel

    As someone who loves cooking traditional dishes, I find Dheki Rice to be an excellent choice. A must-try!

  4. Sulekha Prasad

    The health benefits and the feeling of fullness this Dheki Rice provides make it a worthwhile addition to any healthy diet. Go for them.

  5. Sonali Kapoor

    Dheki Rice brings authentic flavour and texture that’s hard to achieve with regular rice. I use this particular rice to make my khichdi, and the results are always satisfying.

  6. Kesav Nanda

    I have been searching for this Dheki rice for a long time. They remind me of the fluffy, flavourful rice my mother used to make. Really good!

  7. Purnima Singh

    Dheki rice is a staple in my household, and believe me, every bit is oddly satisfying.

  8. Garima Nath

    I have been a huge brown rice fan for a long time but Dheki rice replaced the spot. Plus, knowing that it’s minimally processed makes me feel good about feeding it to my family.

  9. Naman Dorani

    Dheki rice has surely become my go-to for busy weeknights. They are easy to cook- definitely a must-try!

  10. Rama Narayan

    Recently, due to health concerns, I was looking to add more whole grains to my diet, and tada I discovered these Dheki rice. The flavour is mild, but I wasn’t sure it was something I’d crave a lot. Guess I loved them.

  11. Subhangi Mishra

    Whenever I feel like eating something light and full, Dheki rice is my go-to option. They are high in fiber and protein and make a completely healthy option for me.

  12. Amrinder Singh

    I love the unique texture and flavor of Dheki rice, especially for my biryani or pulao. I highly recommend it.

  13. Monika Ray

    Dheki rice might not be for everyone, especially those who prefer softer rice varieties. But I love them, and yes, they are a must-try!

  14. Suneetha Rao

    Dheki rice has become a new favorite for someone who hates mushy rice. While it may take longer to cook, I believe the superior taste and quality make it worth the investment.

  15. Sonika Seth

    This Dheki rice is definitely better than your average white rice. But for me, it’s a special kind of ingredient. Give it a try!

  16. Shushma Patwal

    While it might not be the tastiest, Dheki Rice is a healthy choice that reminds me of the good old days

  17. Renuka Yadav

    This rice is as good as it gets.

  18. Simran Joshi

    Its not very tasty but healthy

  19. Samiksha Seth

    Packaging is very good

  20. Sandeep Rawat

    I loved this rice, very organic.

  21. Preksha Rana

    Good as old days

  22. Paridhi

    Unpolished rice has become a staple in my kitchen for its wholesome goodness. The natural bran give it a nutty flavor and a delightful chewiness. I love knowing that I’m enjoying the entire grain with all its nutrients intact.”

  23. RK Patel

    The packaging is excellent, and I appreciate the healthy quality.

  24. Shristi Jain

    I absolutely loved this rice; it’s very pure and tasty.

  25. Manisha Bisht

    My husband got to know about hand pounded rice from one of her fitness enthusiast friends. On his recommendation, we searched online and ordered Adya Organics hand pounded rice. Being new to this kind of rice, I was not sure about the taste and ways to cook. But when I used it…it has a better nutty taste and cooks in a similar way, but just takes a little more time. I don’t mind a few extra minutes to cook considering health benefits.

  26. Atul Jain

    Dekhi rice is one of the healthiest options for rice lovers. It is naturally processed and unpolished. I like the earthy taste of it. I am aware of it, but was not getting a genuine product. My search ended once I ordered and cooked Adya Organics hand pounded rice.

  27. Priya Sabarwal

    The fragrance of the rice is too good. Really love making them in adya’s A2 gir cow ghee.

  28. Dilip Vakil

    My grandmother used to talk about hand-pounded rice. So, when I got to know about this one, I was excited. It was better than all my expectations. Reminds me of her stories and tastes very well. Much better than the regular rice.

  29. Sandeep Dwivedi

    Good to see that still any food item is coming right from the farm. Natural things are rear in current time. This is very pure and original. I never see this product any where. Thank you for this unique product.

  30. Pravin Jain

    I wanted something fulfilling for my husband. I have been using this for a few weeks now, and the results are perfect. He is full for a large part of the day and not taking up snacks. Definitely a great solution for people on a diet.

  31. Anupam Agarwal

    I tried this once with my homemade recipe, and my family loved the nutty taste! I am now using it everywhere – boiled rice, pulav, and biryani. It blends beautifully with the spices and gives a unique flavour. You will know it when you taste it!

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