Kattu yanam, is one of the varieties of rice cultivated in South India especially in Tamil Nadu. Kattu yanam is one of the traditional rice varieties. Kattu yanam, this rice variety help peoples to control diabetics, usually people used to consume kasayam made out of this rice bran but still, you can also make idlis, dosas out of this incredible grain. It seems there are more than five thousand varieties of rice was available in Tamil Nadu. But currently, we are able to save nearly 200 varieties, each rice variety is unique in its own way. Some varieties of rice grow even without water, some can stand flood and some can stand heavy winds. Somehow high nutritional value-rich traditional rice varieties started losing their existence slowly when peoples started consuming the usual raw rice. Thank god, now Organic farmers are there to bring more traditional rice varieties for the benefit of us.