THIRUVARUR AKKARA VADISAL
Boil 1litre of milk, add 1 cup water , 1 cup raw rice, 1/4 cup mung dal & 1/4 cup chana dal. Mix well & cook them on a medium steady flame till cooked very soft and fine. Meanwhile, place 2 1/2 cups of powdered jaggery in a pan, add 1/4 cup water and heat. Once it boils, remove from stove , strain & set aside. Once the rice/dal mixture is cooked very well, add this jaggery syrup and mix & cook well till moisture completely reduces. Heat 1/2 to 3/4 cup of ghee in a pan, add 10 broken cashews and roast them till light brown. Then add 1tsp. cardamom powder, mix & add this tempering to the jaggery & rice mixture. Mix thoroughly, leave covered for 20mins. Then serve hot.