We are entering April month and its going to be food and fun filled month for our Blogging Marathoners.
Some of my readers know that I participate in a monthly event blogging marathon,3 days for 4 weeks.Since April 2013 we are doing a mega marathon for the month of April and September with interesting themes.
We are running in a mega marathon,Journey through the cuisine A- Z series of 26 dishes with Sundays off.We are going to share 26 dishes from a specific country/ region or combo of Indian states.
After so much research,discussions and experiments I landed in Tamil Cuisine.I will be sharing the recipes popular in most of the districts and places in Tamilnadu.
Coming to today's recipe it a quite popular Prashadam/neivedhyam offered in Srirangam Renganathar temple.
Akkaravadisal is more like sakkarai pongal,the only difference is the rice is cooked in milk.The texture will be more creamy and mushy,flavored with saffron.In temples this prashadam is made in a traditional bronze pot and wooden fire stove.
Some of the local and hotels neary by Srirangama area has akkaravadisal in their menus.Even the wedding caterers also have it in their menus.They use some artificial colors to get an appealing look also they grind half of the cooked rice to get a mushy consistency since large quantities are made.Also different methods are followed with sugar only or sugar jaggery combo.
As my family doesn't like so much of mushy consistency I didn't mash it so much.I made it with jaggery alone.To reduce the cooking time I used the pressure cooker to cook the rice and dhal.It can be made in open pot method also.Off to the recipe.......
- Raisins can also be added for extra rich taste.
- The amount of water depends on the quality of rice.
- If you want the consistency to be very mushy then blend half of the cooked rice in the blender.
- Tastes better when it hot.
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