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A sweet dish similar to Sakkarai pongal.

Akkaraivadaisal is a special dish from the South Indian cuisine. It’s usually prepared during festivals as a neivedhyam (prasad) to the Gods. The main ingredients of Akkaraivadaisal are rice, Jaggery and Milk.

Similar to Sakkarai Pongal, but more rich and creamier.



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Akkaravadisal Recipe

A sweet dish similar to Sakkarai pongal.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: South Indian

Ingredients for Akkaravadisal

  • 1 cup Raw Rice
  • 1/4 cup Moong Dal dry roasted and cooked
  • 5 to 6 cup Milk
  • 2 cup Water
  • 2 cup Jaggery grated
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 10 Cashewnuts broken
  • 10 to 12 Raisins
  • 2 tbsp Ghee - 2 tblsp
  • a small pinch Pacha Karpooram (Borneal Flakes)
  • 1/4 tsp Saffron - 1/4 tsp dissolved in 1 tblsp hot milk

How to make Akkaravadisal

  • Boil milk with water in a large pan.
  • When it starts to boil, add the raw rice and cook until thick, stirring from time to time.
  • In a different pan, heat jaggery with little water and cook till it is fully dissolved.
  • Strain the jaggery to remove any impurities.
  • Combine the dal, jaggery and rice together.
  • Cook over medium flame, stirring regularly.
  • Add the saffron with the milk and stir well.
  • Heat a little ghee in a small frying pan and fry the cashews and raisins.
  • Add the fried cashews, raisins, cardamom powder and pacha karpooram to the pongal.
  • Mix well and remove from flame.
  • Serve.
Vaijayanthi Srinivasan
Vaijayanthi Srinivasan
Vaijayanthi Srinivasan is a South Indian by birth who learnt cooking at a very young age. Mother of 3, she takes pride in cooking various South Indian traditional meals for the family to enjoy. She has been cooking for the last 35 years.

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SUMATHI February 1, 2011 - 5:20 am



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