Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Akkaravadisal Recipe-Sweet Milk Pongal

Akkaravadisal is sweet dish made with rice, jaggery and milk.This is a typical Tamil Brahmin recipe (Iyengar recipe) and is my favorite dessert. This is made during Pongal. Today let us learn how to make Akkaravadisal using this easy Akkaravadisal recipe.

Akkaravadisal Recipe

Akkaravadisal-How to prepare Akkaravadisal


 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryDessert
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Raw rice/pacharisi - 1/2 cup
   Split yellow moong dal/pasi paruppu - 2 tbsp
   Milk - 4 cups
   Jaggery - 3/4 cup
   Ghee -1/4 cup
   Cardamom -3 (powdered)
   Cashew nuts - 6-7
   Raisins - 25 grams
   Edible camphor/ Pachai Kalpooram - a pinch


Wash and soak rice for half an hour. Drain and keep it aside.

Fry moong dal on medium heat until golden brown.

Heat 1/4 cup of water, add jaggery, stir on low heat for a few minutes until it dissolves. Remove from heat, strain it to remove impurities and keep it aside.


Boil milk, add rice, dal to it and cook on medium heat till it becomes mushy.

Boil the filtered jaggery water on medium heat, when it starts bubbling, add to the cooked rice + dal mixture and cook on low heat stirring until the rice and dal gets incorporated with the jaggery well.

Fry cashew nuts, raisins in ghee separately and add everything along with the ghee to the akkaravadisal.

Add cardamom powder, edible camphor and mix well. Serve piping hot.

Note - You can make akkaravadisal in pressure cooker also but for best results follow this method.

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  1. like the addition of moong dal here. Creamy, thick pongal

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Yum yum, super delicious akkaravadisal..

  3. delish & creamy ;)Pongals are so comforting..anytime ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. looks really delicious....adding camphor can make a lot of difference...jus love it

  5. Delicious..You have made it perfectly


  6. Wanna try this for long time. looks yummy.

  7. dessert looks delicious... liked the addition of moong dal here... following you... would be glad if you visit my blog sometime...

  8. If pressure cooking for 1 cup rice 8 cups of milk needed & how much whistles (is 4 enough )
    What type of rice to be used

  9. Akkaravadisal should be mushy so you can cook for 4 whistles. Keep a separate vessel inside the cooker and cook if possible (don't forget to add water inside the cooker). I used regular ponni raw rice.

  10. For 1 cup rice along with 8 cups milk how much cups water should I add & pressure cook for 4 whistles
    How much time should I pre soak rice

  11. Thanks once again. Your recipe has come in handy for making neivedyam for our perumal today being Saturday and ekadasi


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