Saturday, August 16, 2014

Akkaravadisal Recipe (Iyengar Style Akkara Adisil) - Gokulashtami Recipes

Akkaravadisal Recipe(with jaggery)
Akkaravadisal also called as Akkara Adisil is a traditional Iyengar speciality.I have already posted akkaravadisal with sugar version, this recipe is Iyengar Style which uses jaggery, the recipe is also different so wanted to make a separate post, also we have Gokulashtami tomorrow so thought of posting it now.I love anything sweet so its was sure a treat for me , akkaravadisal is always my favorite ever since I tasted it and akkaravadisal always reminds me of Sri Krishna Sweets, I have had it once and just loved it so much.

Traditionally in temples they cook akkaravadisal in a bronze pot the one we use for making sweet pongal...Though it takes time the taste is just awesome...If you have bronze pot and time in hand then you can try with that :).Akkaravadisal is a slightly different take to sweet milk pongal which has its own unique flavour and texture.I love to have it hot hot with a drizzle of ghee....Divine!!

Wishing you all a very Happy Gokulashtami!!

Akkaravadisal Recipe(with jaggery)

Akkaravadisal Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian 

Raw Rice - 1/2 cup
Moong Dal - 3 tbsp
Crushed Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Boiled Full Fat Milk - 3 cups + 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Cashews - 6 broken
Raisins - 10
Saffron - 4 strands
Cardamom powder - a tiny pinch
Edible Camphor - a very tiny piece


  1. Take powdered jaggery in a pan, add water to it and mash it well so that the jaggery dissolves quickly.Then heat it up and let it boil for in medium flame for 3-5mins until the syrup becomes slightly need to check for any consistency.Strain to remove impurities and set aside.
    How to make akkaravadisal - Step1
  2. Rinse raw rice and moong dal well strain water.Dry roast it for 3 mins until nice aroma comes.Then in a thick bottomed vessel add 3 cups of milk and add raw rice moong dal to it.
    How to make akkaravadisal - Step2
  3. Add a small plate inside the vessel, this is to avoid milk from overflowing.Carefully place the vessel inside a pressure cooker containing little water.Close and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles in low medium flame.Once pressure releases take out the vessel from the pressure cooker open and mash it well with a laddle.
    How to make akkaravadisal - Step3
  4. Now add the jaggery syrup and mix well.Then switch on the flame, keep the vessel and add remaining 1 cup milk to it and let it cook for 5mins in low flame.Now add ghee.Add edible camphor and cardamom powder and mix well.Simmer for another 5mins till it comes together.
    How to make akkaravadisal - Step4
  5. Take a tsp of warm milk and add saffron to it and crush it well.Fry cashews and raisins in a tsp of ghee.Finally once the rice dal mixture comes to a more pudding like consistency add saffron milk, cashews and raisins and switch off.
    How to make akkaravadisal - Step5
Garnish with more cashews, raisins with a drizzle of ghee.Serve hot...Bliss!!Akkaravadisal Recipe(with jaggery)

My Notes:

  • You can add 1/4 cup ghee for the above measure as its the perfect measure.Ghee should nicely float on top thats the speciality of akkaravadisal. I used 1/8 cup while cooking and just drizzled few tsp ghee while serving :)
  • Always choose 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.
  • Akkaravadisal thicken with time so switch off accordingly.The consitency should be more like pudding.
  • If its thick while serving add little warm milk mix well and then serve.
  • Mash the rice and dal well.
  • Always use a thick bottomed vessel to make this sweet as it tends to get burnt at the bottom easily.
  • You can even use raw milk but I always prefer to use boiled milk.
  • I used Aavin green packet which is full fat milk.
  • You can add hot water to jaggery so that it dissolves quickly.
Akkaravadisal Recipe(with jaggery)

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Looks super tempting.. great recipe, Thank you :)

  2. Mouth Watering... Perfect it looks

  3. Sharmi, I have tried several of your recipes and every time our whole family enjoyed it. They are delicious. I made this sweet today and loved it. Thanks for sharing your recipes. Take care

  4. I tried. It came out perfect. But I increased the Jaggery quantity. Just check.


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