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Atola - Rice Pudding

On all souls day, we make atola. This is a rice pudding made with new rice, black-eyed beans, coconut, and jaggery. Flavored with cardamom powder this pudding is an absolute addiction. The recipe gets done in about 25 to 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine East-Indian, Indian
Keyword Atola, East Indian atola, East-Indian recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Soaking time 4 hours
Servings 8 servings
Calories 517kcal
Cost $10


  • Suate pan
  • Spatula


  • 2 cups New rice
  • 1 cup Black-eyed beans Chawlee
  • 2 cups Jaggery Chopped
  • 2 cups Coconut milk or 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 4 cups Water


  • Wash and soak the black-eyes beans and rice in water for at least 4 hours. Soaking hydrates them which helps cook them faster and better.
    (Alternatively, you can cook only the beans in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles + 8 minutes, then use the beans and liquid to continue with the recipe)
  • Drain and wash again. Then add the water and salt. Cook for about 45 minutes until the beans are soft and can be mashed easily with your fingers. The rice by now will be too soft.
  • Once the beans are cooked to soft and tender, add the jaggery and coconut milk. Cook until all the jaggery is melted.
  • Taste and adjust sweetness and consistency. Add more crushed jaggery or water as necessary.
  • Finally, add the cardamom powder. (you can also add 1 tsp of vanilla)
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg