Akkaravadasal is very popular sweet rice (pongal) that is often prepared as prasadhum. It is very similar to the regular chakkara pongal but here we use white sugar instead of jaggery and the rice is cooked in milk. Its been in the back of my mind to blog about it but I never had a chance to prepare it until today. Having to serve something sweet at lunch I was trying to think of possible Indian sweets I could make in 20 minutes. Whatever I came up with needed a lot more milk than I had in my fridge. Raiding my pantry I found a can of evaporated milk and condensed milk and I thought of making Akkaravadasall. It was so easy to prepare and was very delicious.
Wide Mouth Pan
White Rice - 1 cup
Fat free Evaporated Milk - 1 can
Fat free Condensed Milk - 1 can
Water - 2 cups
Butter - 1/4 cup
Nuts (cashew, almonds)- 1/4 cup
Raisins - 1/4 cup
Cardamom - 2 pods
Edible Camphor - 1 pinch
Saffron - 1 pinch
Nutmeg powder - 1/4 tsp
Sugar Cubes - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
1. Place the pressure cooker on heat with some water.
2. Wash the rice and add it to a bowl add water and evaporated milk and pressure cook it on medium high to 4 whistles.
3. In a pan add the butter allow it to melt. Add the nuts and raisins and allow it to roast. Add the nutmeg and mix well.
4. Add condensed milk to the nut mix and remove from flame to allow the condensed milk to mix well and not get burned. Add 1/2 cup milk and dilute the mixture.
5. Add Saffron, camphor and cardamom to it.
6. Add rice to the condensed milk and mix well in the pan. Serve it hot.