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Akkara Adisil is a famous Iyengar recipe. Akkara Adisil is usually prepared on the Koodaravalli day”which comes on 27th day of the Margazhi month and offered to the lord. Akkara Adisil usually offered as a prasadham in the temples which has a unique taste.

Ingredients

Raw Rice -3/4 cup

Milk - 1 Litre or 5 cups

Jaggery - 1 1/4 Cup

Moong Dal - 1/4 Cup

Ghee - 2 tablespoon

Cashew Nuts - 10

Dried Grapes - 10

Cardamom powder - 1 teaspoon

Method:

In a heavy bottomed pan, dry fry the moong dal till it turns golden red color. Rinse the rice and clean It and add fried moong dal and 4 cups of milk and pressure cook it. Leave atleast 7-8 whistles so that the rice is smashed well. Add the grated jaggery to the remaining milk and keep it in flame for a while till the raw smell of jaggery goes off. Add this jaggery mixture to the cooked rice and mix it well. In a separate pan, add ghee and add broken cashew nuts, dried grapes and fry it till it turns golden brown color. Add these to the Akkara Adisil. Finally add cardamom powder and mix it well The yummy akkara adisil is ready for neivedhyam for Pongal and also for serving. The conventional Akkara Adisil should be prepared in the large vessel with the slow heat, but to save time i gave the recipe in the pressure cooker.




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