Saturday 19 April 2014

Akkaravadisal / Akkara Adisal (Sweet Milk Rice Pudding)

Akkaravadisal is special south indian sweet which is usually offered as a prasadam to god.

I prepared this sweet for event 
Shhh Cooking Secretly Challenge started by Priya suresh.   I am paired with Shilaja reddy of sahasra recipes  and ingredient given by her was rice and milk.

I am happy to prepare this delicious sweet which is in my to do list for a long time.

Try this delicious sweet which is prepared with milk, rice, dhal (lentils), sugar, ghee, saffron and cardamom powder. 


Raw rice - ¾ cup
Moong dhal ( pasi paruppu) - ¼ cup
Milk - 4 cups + 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup (adjust according to your taste bud)
Ghee - ¼ cup
Cashew nuts - 10
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Saffron - few strands
Raisins - 8 to 10


Roast the cashews and raisins with ghee in a separate pan and keep aside (Reserve some for garnishing).

Take the ¼ cup warm milk and add saffron.  Let it soak for 5-10 minutes.

Fry moong dhal in a dry kadai till you get the aroma.   Wash rice and moong dhal in water and keep aside.

Take a vessel and add 4 cups of milk along with rice and dhal.   Place it inside the pressure cooker containing water.

Close and allow it to cook for 4 to 5 whistles or till it becomes soft.  Once it is done; mash it with the back of the ladle(spoon).

Heat a kadai; add litlle ghee and also the rice dhal mixture.

Stir  it  by adding  saffron milk and extra milk to get the required consistency. 

Keep stirring; add sugar, cardamom powder and ghee.  Mix well till the sugar melts.

At last add the roasted nuts and raisins; Stir well till it reaches the semi solid consistency.

Switch off the gas and Serve hot.


You can also try the recipe by adding jaggery.

Adjust the sugar and ghee level according to your preference

I am sending this recipe to Rafeeda and anu's page for South Indian cooking event.


  1. looks absolutely delicious...

  2. This is going on my list of things to make, I know I like it but have never made it myself…maybe I can add in some coconut too. Nice recipe dear...

  3. You have presented this delicious dish beautifully, wonderful looking akkaravadisal..Well done with ur secret ingredients.

  4. Pudding looks delecious and love your click, it is making me drool :D

  5. Like your presentation with white and yellow Saamanthi poo... pudding looks heavenly!

  6. oh with lots of ghee .Its so tempting poorni

  7. We never add Daal to the Rice kheer, must taste very different and delicious.. nice attempt :)


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