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:

Akkaravadisal Recipe