2/3 cup rice
1/ 3 cup greengram dal
4 tbsp bengalgram dal
1 cup jaggery
1 tsp cardamom powder
A bit of orange red colour
A bit of pachai karpooram (edible camphor)
Few roasted cashews and raisins
1 cup milk

Pressure cook rice and dals with 2 and 1/2 cups of water.

In a seperate vessel, add little water to the jaggery and heat till it starts boiling. Add cardamom powder to it and cooked rice and dal. Mix well. Add the food colour, edible camphor and mix well. Cook for five minutes. Add milk and mix well for 2 minutes.

Garnish with roasted cashews and raisins.

*You can even add some ghee to it.
**Sometimes the rice and dal is dry roasted and cooked in milk instead of water.

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Asha said...

Nice delicious color! :)

Priya said...

I love this dish, my grandma used to prepare often..Looks amazing!!

Superchef said...

ive heard that this is pretty similar to sakkarai pongal but never tried though..looks very delicious and creamy!

Chitra said...

never tasted this,sounds yumm:)

Purva Desai said...

This seems to be one healthy dessert

notyet100 said...

looks delish ec,..

Vidya said...

looks awesome...
recipe seems similar to sakkarai pongal...is akkaravadisal another name for it?

luckysanjana said...

im familiar with this. i remember eating it chilled ...........while everyone else liked it warm..............mom used to make this a lot ..............

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