Akkaravasidal is offered as the prasadam on the day of Koodaravalli in the month of Margazhi.I had bookmarked this recipe from Shanthi and this is my first post for the third week of BM#17 with the theme Payasam!!

Raw rice  1/4 cup
Green gram dhal  1 tbsp
Jaggery          1/4 cup
Sugar             1/4 cup
Milk               1 litre
Saffron           1 pinch
Ghee              6 tbsp
Cardamom    2
Pachai Karpooram   a pinch
Cashew and raisins    a handful

Wash the rice and dhal  and drain it completely

Heat a pressure cooker and roast the rice dhal mixture till it changes colour slightly
Add half the milk to this and pressure cook this mixture upto 4 whistles so that it mashes very well
Soak saffron in 1 tbsp of hot milk and keep aside
Crush the jaggery and add it to little water and strain it to remove the dust. Add this and sugar to the cooked rice dhal mixture.
Add half the ghee and the remaining milk to this , mash well and cook on a very low flame till the consistency it a little thickend. Add saffron , cardamom and pachai karpooram to this , mix well and put of the flame
If you need a little thinner consistency add more milk .

Linking this to Blogging Marathon #17.


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