Basmati Rice name comes with Bas & Mati, ‘Bas’ in Hindi language means “aroma” and ‘Mati’ means “full of” hence the word Basmati i.e. full of aroma. Basmati rice comes with Long grain & extra long grain, have aroma before cooking, during cooking and after cooking, with good taste, fluffy, slender & non-sticky grains after cooking. Basmati rice elongates almost twice & thrice upon cooking but does not fatten much. Basmati rice can be sourced from India and Pakistan, but Indian Basmati Rice is traditionally considered to be premium rice. In India, Basmati rice are grown in northern regions, mainly in Punjab, Haryana, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand since thousands of years. Basmati Rice is available in Brown Rice, Raw Rice or White Rice, Steam Rice, Sella Rice or Parboiled Rice & Golden Sella Rice.

Some of the Indian Basmati Rice Varieties are:

Traditional Basmati is the original premium long grain basmati rice variety grown in Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Jammu, Haryana & Punjab region of India. This rice comes with an average grain length of 7.2 MM – 7.3 MM & it is the costliest variety of basmati rice with authentic flavor & aromatic fragrance. It is available in Brown, Raw/ White & Sella/ Parboiled rice forms.
PUSA Basmati Rice is the 2nd entrant in the long grain basmati rice family. It is a hybrid rice variety grown in Haryana & Punjab region of India. It is a thin rice grain with average grain length of 7.35 MM – 7.5 MM & the elongation ratio of the grain is 2.5 times. It is available in Brown, Raw/ White, Steam, Sella/ Parboiled & Golden Sella rice forms..
1121 Basmati Rice is the 3rd entrant in the long grain basmati rice family. It is a hybrid extra long grain rice variety grown in Haryana, Punjab & Uttar Pradesh region of India. It is a thin rice grain with average grain length of 8.2 MM – 8.35 MM & the elongation ratio of the grain is 3 times if cooked well. It is available in Brown, Raw/ White, Steam, Sella/ Parboiled & Golden Sella rice forms.
1509 Basmati Rice is the latest entrant in the long grain basmati rice family. It is a hybrid extra long grain rice variety grown in Haryana, Punjab & Uttar Pradesh region of India. It is a thin rice grain with average grain length of 8.2 MM – 8.4 MM & the elongation ratio of the grain is 3 times if cooked well. It is available in Steam, Sella/ Parboiled & Golden Sella rice forms.
Sugandha Rice is a long grain rice considered as one of the low cost basmati rice variety in India. It is grown in Haryana, Punjab & Uttar Pradesh region of India. It comes with an average grain length of 7.7 MM – 7.9 MM, just a bit shorter than 1121 Basmati rice.
Sharbati Rice is a long grain rice considered as one of the low cost basmati rice variety in India. It is grown in Haryana, Punjab & Uttar Pradesh region of India. Sharbati Basmati Rice, as the name suggests is actually sweet in taste & non-sticky in nature. It comes with an average grain length of 6.9 MM – 7.1 MM.