Akkara Adisil

Akkara Adisil

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This "akkara adisil" is a sweet of iyengar cuisine prepared on the koodaravalli day (27th day of margazhi) and offered to the lord. Enjoy the iyengar famous akkara adisil (akkaravadisal).

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 serving
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1/4 cup raw rice (chawal)
1 tbsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1/4 cup jaggery (gur) , crushed
1/4 cup sugar
1 pinch of saffron (kesar) strands
12 cashewnuts (kaju)
15 raisins (kismis)
a pinch of camphor (pachaikarpooram)
2 cardamoms
1 ltr milk
6 tbsp ghee
  1. Wash rice and dal. Drain the water completely.
  2. Heat the pressure cooker , and roast the rice dal mixture till it changes colour and turns slightly yellow.
  3. Add 1/2 litre milk and allow it to boil in the milk.
  4. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Mash the cooked rice well.
  6. Soak saffron in a tbsp of hot milk and keep aside.
  7. Crush jaggery, dissolve in very little water, strain out the dust and add it to the mashed rice along with sugar.
  8. Add 1/2 of the ghee and the remaining milk, mix well and stir for a while. The consistency should be semi-solid.
  9. Add powdered cardamom, saffron, pachaikarpooram and the remaining ghee.
  10. Garnish with fried cashews and raisins.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. The dish should be semi-solid, to get the desired consistency you can add more milk.

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This recipe was contributed by Shanthi Krishnakumar on 24 Nov 2013

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