Scientists at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi, genetically modified basmati to produce a hybrid semi-dwarf plant which had most of the good features of traditional basmati (grain elongation, fragrance, alkali content). This hybrid was called Pusa Basmati (PB; also called "Todal", because the flower has awns); crop yield is up to twice as high as traditional varieties. The main difference between basmati rice and pusa basmati rice lies in the length of the grain. Pusa Basmati rice is longer than the Basmati Rice before and after cooking. The grain of Pusa Basmati rice is thinner than Basmati Rice which gives it a very rich and elegant look. This also makes it a very light food to consume.
Methods of Identification:
Color : Texture : Flavour & Taste : Appearance : Average Length (Un-cooked) :