Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Akkaravadisal Recipe - Akkara Adisil with sugar

Akkaravadisal Recipe

Akkaravadisal is a famous Iyengar which is a slightly different take to the sweet pongal(sakkarai pongal). To me the main difference between the 2 is : For akkaravadisal(Akkara Adisal) milk quantity is more also we use sugar, the dal proportion is more when compared to sweet pongal. I have tasted perimma make the best akkaravadisal so I called her up last week ad she gave me the recipe and the tips as I was a first timer :)

Akkaravadisal Recipe
Clicking sweet based dishes are always my weak point..yes I cant wait to dig in that I finish the photoshoot quickly :)
Akkaravadisal - Sweet Milk Pongal

Akkaravadisal Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Rice - 1/2 cup
Moong Dhal - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Low fat milk - 3 and 1/2 cups (Raw)
Full Cream milk - 1/2 cup (Boiled)
Ghee -1/4 to 1/2 cup
Saffron strands - 3 to 4
Nuts(Almonds & Cashews) - 1 tbsp chopped


  1. Dry roast moong dhal and rice together until nice aroma comes. Rinse it once and set aside. Soak saffron in warm milk and set aside.
    How to make akkaravadisal - Step1
  2. Add 3.5 cups of milk in a tall broad container and keep it inside the cooker container water. Close the container with a lid and pressure cook for 5 whistles in medium low flame.Simmer after first whistle.
    How to make akkaravadisal  - Step2
  3. Meanwhile you can roast the cashews in ghee till golden brown and set aside Once pressure releases, carefully take the container and mash the rice and add the 1/2 cup full cream milk.
    How to make akkaravadisal - Step3
  4. Now transfer the mashed rice dal mixture to a nonstick pan, add ghee and sugar. Once sugar is added it becomes slightly runny so keep stirring.Mix well and keep cooking with stirring inbetween till the required consistency(it should not stick and should of slightly runny) is reached. Add the roasted nuts, safrron milk , give a quick stir and switch it off.
    How to make akkaravadisal - Step4
Drizzle ghee while serving and always serve hot or warm. Reserve few nuts for garnishing while serving.
Easy Akkaravadisal Recipe

My Notes:

  • 1/2 cup of ghee is the right measurement but I wanted a little low fat version so added only 1/4 cup.
  • Always use a tall broad container to pressure cook as milk tends to boil. Also dont add the rice dal directly in the pressure cooker, the milk will boil and overflow.
  • Also make sure that milk-dal-rice mixture should only be half of the container to avoid milk boiling and overflowing while it is getting cooked.
  • It thickens with time so switch of accordingly.
Akkaravadisal Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. I love this kind of sweet pongal...looks delicious n yumm

  2. I have seen akkarivadisal made with jaggery and milk is added in the end for payasam consistency..lovely click and looks delicious...

  3. its been very long time tasting this .. u presented neatly

  4. i have only heard of this in old Visu movies :)

  5. Delicious and yummy sweet pongal...

  6. Super tempting and creamy akkaravadisal. Cute clicks

  7. Delicious looking sweet. As far as I have heard the difference is in the proportion of milk. They used to use 16 cups of milk for 1 cup of rice to make this super rich sweet :)

  8. Looks very very tempting :) Love to eat now ;)

  9. Never tasted this before.. love the click and its so mouthwatering!

  10. Very traditional sweet Sharmi and the presentation is very pleasant..:)

  11. lovely...Happy JANAMASHTIMI to you also, stay blessed :)

  12. Delicious and ever rocking dish...

  13. wow... super yummy... lil krishna waiting to take this...

  14. @Nithya : Yes!! I have updated that too :)

  15. Hi I'm from Sri Lanka and we have only the green moong dhal here . Can I use that to make this pongal.

  16. inviting dear....join us in Fast food noodles event

  17. It looks yum,great presentation.

  18. Wat a traditional sweet, prefect for the celebration.

  19. I love akkaravadasal. Looks very delicious.

  20. wow..looks so good & delicious...nicely presented :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  21. Dear sharmi today for krishnashtami i tried uppu seedai,atukula payasam ,karasev but only thing is vellai seedai broked when i put in oil but i am happy everything came very well,Thanks for ur step by step photo recipes

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