Insta Pot Akkaravadisal

Akkaravadisal is a yummy sweet dish similar to sweet Pongal. Its made by cooking rice and moong dal in milk, which gives it a rich and yummy taste. It’s super easy to make it in the insta pot or mealthy pot, and is ready under 15 minutes.


  • 1/2 cup raw rice
  • 1/4 cup moong dal
  • 2 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup jaggery, powdered
  • 1/4 cup, plus 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 cardamom
  • Cashewnut and raisins for garnishing
  • a few strands of saffron


  • Roast the moong dal on stove top until you it’s slightly red and emits a nice aroma
  • Soak the saffron strands in 1/2 cup warm milk and keep aside
  • Wash the moong dal and rice and soak in 1 cup water for 10 minutes
  • Switch on the insta pot or mealthy on Sauté high mode
  • Add 1 tbsp ghee to the insta pot
  • Drain the water from the rice and dal
  • Add the rice and dal to the insta pot and sauté for a few minutes
  • Add milk and water and stir well to make sure that rice and dal do not stick to the bottom of the pot
  • Cancel Sauté mode
  • Switch on Pressure cook mode and Preaaure cook for 10 minutes
  • Let the pressure release naturally
  • In the meantime dissolve the jaggery by in a little water and heat on stove top on medium flame until the jaggery dissolves completely. Strain and keep aside.
  • Roast the raisins and cashew in 1 tbsp ghee until golden and keep aside
  • Once the pressure releases, open the insta pot or mealthy pot
  • Switch on Sauté mode on Low and mash the rice and dal
  • Add the jaggery and mix well
  • Add the milk mixed with saffron, cardamom and mix well
  • Add the ghee in batches and continue mixing
  • The consistency of this dish must be a little mushy. The Payasam will should be a little runny as it thickens with time. When you feel that stage is reached switch off for he insta pot or mealthy
  • Garnish with raisins and cashews


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