Thursday, October 25, 2007


This receipe is posted as requested by brother-in-law, this is for you Bharath :-)

Akkaravadisal is a typical Iyengar receipe. People often think that sakara pongal are the same. Read more and you will find the difference :-)

Ingredients Required:

  • Rice - 1 cup

  • Whole Milk - 5 cups

  • Moong dhal or greem gram dhal - 1/4 cup

  • Chana Dhal - 1 tbsp

  • 1 cup grated jaggery or you can use Sugar or Kalkandu

  • Ghee - 1/2 cup (Yes this is the full fat version :-)

  • cashew,raisins - A few

  • Saffron Strings - About 10

  • Cardamom pdr-1 tsp

Cooking Method:

  • Lightly roast moong dhal and rice.
  • Add saffron string to this.
  • Place the above in cooker for pressure cooking after adding 5 cups of milk.
  • Do not add water as milk will be used instead.
  • Remove from cooker and mash it up nicely.
  • Add jaggery and stir until the mixture solidifies.
  • Add cardamom powder.
  • Fry Cashews and raisins in all of the ghee and add to the above.
  • Serve hot with extra ghee.


Viji said...

Thank you so much for putting the receipe. Even if my wife does not make it for me , I will make it my self (she is usually very good at making things that I like).

Anonymous said...

1/4 cup ghee pothuma???? :-)

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Instead of rice we could use rava, that gives a good taste

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