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.
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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.
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