Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mambazha Akkaravadisal - Rice And Mango Pudding

Mango season is now in full swing. 'Namma Ooru, is celebrating Mango Mela not only at Lalbag, but also in various other parts of the city. Not content with gorging on fresh ripe mangoes, foodies are introducing the King of Fruits into various lip smacking recipes too.The food sections of News papers and magazines are overflowing with gorgeous mango recipes. Here is a traditional Akkaravadisal recipe infused with sweet ripe mangoes to go with the season!

Rice - 1/2 cup
Ripe and sweet mangoes - 3 
Sugar - 1 cup
Ghee - 5 tbsps
Cardamom - 4
Edible camphor - 1/4 pinch
Cashew nuts - 1 tbsp
Raisins - 1 tbsp
1. Dry roast rice till it becomes reddish in colour.
2. Wash and pressure cook rice with 1 1/2cups of water until three whistles.
3. Extract the pulp from the mangoes and mash well.
4. Remove the cooked rice into a thick bottomed vessel and mash well.
5. Add the mashed mango and and sugar and cook them together on medium flame stirring all the time till it thickens.

6. Add ghee little by little and cook till it reaches a creamy porridge like consistency and switch off flame.

8. Powder cardamom and edible camphor together and mix into the Mambazha Akkaravadisal.
9. Garnish with ghee fried cashew nuts and raisins.

Enjoy the flavoursome Mambazha Akkaravadisal while it is warm and oozing with ghee.