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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

akkaravadisal recipe
Akkaravadisal / akkara adisal is similar to sakkarai pongal. But with slight differences. I have never tried this at home, but have tasted in SRC mess when I was staying in hostel. It was oozing with ghee and yummy. After that I haven’t tasted or tried to make at home. Once I watched in a TV show (anjaraipetti I guess) 2 years back. A old mami made and showed. She told the main things in akkara vadisal is the milk/ water ratio with which the rice and payatham paruppu is cooked and ghee. She said ghee should be added more for delicious akkaravadisal. With pongal coming up, I thought it will be perfect to post this recipe now. I referred this video too in the youtube.

Wishing all my readers, friends a Happy pongal!! (பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்) Happy

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Check my sakkarai pongal recipe which I learnt from my mom which absolutely tastes divinely like the temple sakkarai pongal with special ingredients like edible camphor, nutmeg, cloves and elachi.
The taste of this traditional sweet akkaravadisal is also different from the sakkarai pongal. This akkaravadisal tastes rich, smooth, creamy and saffron adds a mild rich flavor. Try this for a change this pongal if you are not following the open pot sakkarai pongal making. Sure your family and friends will love it.
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Akkaravadisal recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Sweet
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 35 mins    Serves: 5


Raw rice - 1/2 cup

Moong dal (paasi paruppu) - 2 tblsp

Milk - 2 + 1 cup

Water - 1/2 cup

Jaggery - 1/2 cup

Sugar - 2 tblsp

Ghee - 1/4 cup + 1 tblsp

Cardamom - 1

Cashew nut - 6


  1. In a heavy bottomed pan (I used my pot shaped pressure cooker), add 1 tblsp ghee, roast the cashewnuts, broken into small pieces until golden and transfer to a bowl, keep aside. Soak saffron in a tblsp of warm milk, set aside.
  2. 1-roast
  3. Add moong dal, rice to the same ghee and roast for a minute in medium flame. Add milk.
  4. 2-roast
  5. Add water to this and Bring to boil.
  6. 3-cook
  7. Pressure cook for 3 whistles  in medium flame(if cooked in direct pressure cooker method). If you use a separate container inside cooker, give 5 whistles.
  8. 4-cooked
  9. Once done, mash the rice well and add the remaining 1 cup (boiled) milk. Mash and mix well.
  10. 5-add-milk
  11. Continue heating and add 2 tblsp of ghee, powdered jaggery. Mix well until jaggery dissolves.
  12. 6-add-jaggery
  13. Add another 2 tblsp ghee, sugar and continue mixing. Keep the flame in medium. Stir for 3-4 minutes and add saffron along with the milk and another 2 tblsp of ghee.
  14. 7-sugar
  15. Stir well for 2 minutes adding the  last 2 tblsp ghee, cardamom powder, roasted cashews and switch off the flame.
  16. 8-done


    • I used low fat milk, still the taste was rich. Water should be added to ensure well cooked rice and dal.
    • The consistency of this sweet must be mushy, little bit on runny side when you switch off the flame. Later it gets thickened. So switch off accordingly. You can keep hot milk ready to adjust the consistency.
    • If you are cooking directly in the pressure cooker like me, always cook in low or medium flame to avoid overflowing or burnt bottom, as we are using more milk to cook.

Always serve hot to get the full sweetness and taste of this sweet. You can reheat while serving. If at room temperature, the ghee may supress the sweetness, so serve hot Happy
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  1. Looks reeaaalll yummm...
    I had a ques.. Is it mandatory to use sugar since we r adding jaggery... Ir can we add more jagery instead of sugar.. Tia...

    1. I think you add add jaggery itself more.

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  2. As always perfect recipe with perfect clicks..cant stop staring at the pongal..yum!

  3. Mouth watering it looks..
    U made me nostalgic. I used to run n collect the free dhunnai of akkaravadisal from grand sweets at Adyar aft my tuitions during my 11n 12 class.
    Nw u not alone made me recollect those memories. But the anxiety to try it myself. I'll do this soon n pics will reach u.
    U r an awesome cook. Keep going.!!

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  5. raks you lookg very beautiful. you know i love the way of cooking style. Even i tried lot of recipes, which gave yummy taste too. Can you help me for some diet or weight loss recipes too. wish you all the best and a very happy pongal.

  6. Congrats Raks! I have been following your website and your recipes for a long time now. First time commenting. Really enjoy your recipes and website. Appreciate all your time, effort and not to mention passion that goes into this. Good luck and best wishes for 2015!

  7. This dish looks beautiful! You are maintaining a great blog! Congratulation on being published!

  8. Your dishes are amazing .. Try uploading videos..

  9. Amazing collection of recipes. .i check your blog daily for updates..and the preparations are quite similar to my amma 's. Congrats on the article. .way to go

  10. Congratulations raji!!!
    Happy Pongal!!

  11. Congratulations raji...!
    Perfect ...clicks,well explained

  12. Just realised all these years we have been making akkaravadisal, not sakkarai pongal! Guess I didn't know the difference. I never liked sakkarai pongal which I have tasted only outside, never made at home

  13. Congratulations!! fabulous clicks...

  14. Yummy.please upload video too

  15. You are looking so beautiful ,nice click ,I do most of your recipes all are come out very well thank you

  16. You are looking so beautiful ,nice click ,I do most of your recipes all are come out very well thank you

  17. Hi Raks, You are rocking! Thanks for the nice recipies and beautiful clicks! 👍😊

  18. I tried your akkaravadisal and it came out so well. Thanks a ton!! :)

  19. Tried...came out so well..thanks raks


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