recipe for akkaravadisal /milk pongal with jaggery

recipe for akkaravadisal

Is there is anything that we should not eat sweets after that particular festivity is all over. But, for me its never like that I always love to have different desserts all day and all year around whenever I feel one. This recipe for akaravadisal is nothing but yet another variety of pongal the only difference is that its all done only with milk. The rice is strictly cooked only with milk and not with water. Using pacharisi is the best for this pongal and the real taste is got by using this rice. I still remember those days my mother cooking pongal this akaravadisal way. (more…)


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