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Tulaipanji Rice
Geographical indication
Tulaipanji rice at Bangiya Khadya Utsav 2015.jpg
Tulaipanji rice being sold by Sufal Bangla at Bangiya Khadya Utsav 2015
Alternative namesতুলাইপাঞ্জি চাল
DescriptionTulaipanji is a aromatic rice cultivated in West Bengal
TypeWest Bengal aromatic rice
AreaRaiganj subdivision of North Dinajpur district
Registered24 october, 2017

Tulaipanji (Bengali: তুলাইপাঞ্জি) is an Indian rice cultivar from West Bengal, India. It is an indigenous aromatic rice grown mainly in the Raiganj subdivision of Uttar Dinajpur district and some pockets of Dakshin Dinajpur district. In 2012, the Government of West Bengal sent Tulaipanji rice to the food festival at the London Olympics.[1]

Tulaipanji is an indigenous aromatic rice landrace grown mainly in Raiganj sub-division of North Dinajpur district of West Bengal, India. The aroma and quality of this rice variety are strongly associated with its native origin.

Tulaipanji is categorized as 'non-Basmati aromatic rice'. It has medium-long slender grain with an average length of 5.5 mm, length/breadth ratio of 3.4 and elongation ratio of 1.6. Cooked rice is tasty, good in texture, bright in appearance, non-sticky and friable due to high amylose content. Tulaipanji contains amylose – 28.3%, protein – 7.3%. It has comparable quality parameters like 77.1% hulling, 65% milling, 54.2% head rice recovery and alkali value at 4.0.[citation needed]

Traditionally, Tulaipanji is grown without using any fertilizer in mid-land to high-land condition and preferably in jute harvested fields, after rainy season during the August–December period. Low soil fertility and moisture stress generally prevail in the growing field and believed to be the key factor behind the aroma[citation needed]. Inorganic fertilizers are generally not used due to the reduction in aroma and other qualitative parameters.

Detailed descriptive parameters of Tulaipanji rice

The Tulaipanji rice when cooked turns out to be whitish-yellow, slender, non-sticky and tasty. The rice is excellent for preparation of pulao, fried rice and biryani. Tulaipanji is also very famous for its disease-pest resistance quality.

Parameter Value
Kernel length (mm) 5.2
Kernel breadth (mm) 1.8
L/B ratio 2.8
Kernel type Medium slender
Kernel color White
Amylose (%) 16.7
Protein (%) 7.1
Elongation ratio 1.7
Aroma Medium

See also


  1. ^ "অলিম্পিক মাতাবে তুলাইপাঞ্জি, গোবিন্দভোগ". Anandabazar Patrika (in Bengali). Kolkata. 24 July 2012. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.