Akki Kadlebele Payasa


Akki Kadlebele Payasa or rice and Bengal gram kheer/pudding is a simple, yet delicious dish prepared mostly during festivals. This is also served in most of the temples in Karnataka. This traditional dish is vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free.

To prepare akki kadlebele payasa, I cook together rice and Bengal gram and simmer it with jaggery and dried coconut. That’s it! The result is a beautiful pudding that tastes absolutely delicious. A simple and unique dish that is ready in a few minutes and great for festivals. Try this authentic recipe for your next festival and enjoy.

 

 

Ingredients:

Rice – 1 cup
Bengal gram (chana dal) – 1 cup
Jaggery – 2 cups
Dry coconut – ½ cup, grated
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Cashew – a handful
Raisins – a handful
Cardamom powder – 1 tsp

Method:

  1. Heat ghee in a thick bottom pan. Add cashew and raisins and fry until the cashew is golden and the raisins puff up. Set aside
  2. In the same pan, add the rice and chana dal and fry on low-medium flame for a few minutes
  3. Add sufficient water and bring to boil. Cover and simmer until the rice and chana dal are completely cooked
  4. Add jaggery, coconut and 2 cups of water. Bring to boil and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes
  5. Adjust the consistency as per your preference by adding more water
  6. Add the cardamom powder, fried cashew and raisin and mix well
  7. Serve warm or cold

 

Fry rice and chana dal in ghee

Fry rice and chana dal in ghee

 

Cook together rice and chana dal until completely done

Cook together rice and chana dal until completely done

 

Add jaggery and mix well

Add jaggery and mix well

 

Add dried coconut and simmer

Add dried coconut and simmer

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