Different models of animals, flowers, plants and things are made using Sugar. A thick sugar syrup is prepared and poured into different sugar molds. In Karnataka Sakkare Achchu are distributed to relatives, friends and neighbors on Sankranthi festival along with Yellu, Plantain and Sugarcane piece.
Time Required: 20 Minutes
½ Cup Sugar
¼ Cup Milk
¼ Cup Water
A drop of food color
In a thick-bottomed pan add Sugar and water and let the Sugar melt. Continue to cook until it starts to boil. Now add half of the Milk and stir. The Milk is added for taste as well as to remove the dirt from the Sugar. The syrup will start to froth.
Sieve the syrup and pour the syrup back into the pan and boil again.
Add the remaining Milk and stir and sieve again. Pour the syrup back in the pan and continue to boil until the mixture becomes thick and white. Keep the molds ready and pour the mixture into the molds.
Using a knife trim the extra sugar over the mold. Leave it aside for 10 minutes and remove gently from the molds.
Hi Shantha, just found you while browsing. So good to meet another Mysorean blogger. You have wonderful collection of traditional recipes. Couldn’t find Sagu though!! Hope I didn’t miss it. I used to love these sakkare acchu too, have never tasted them again in 22yrs!
My parents use to live in a farm near Defence colony (kere)in Mysore, now they are in B’lore with my brother.
I am on blog break now, see you in Jan again, happy to find your blog today! Happy new year in advance! :))
Hi Shantha, needed this recipe to get the kids excited about Sankranti. Thank a lot for this recipe.
Thumba dhanyavadagalu….I was about to call my mom and ask for the recipe, but just found your posting…very glad…Have a Happy Sankranthi!!
I was looking out for saakare acchu recipe..found yours and was thrilled to try them since Sankaranthi is round the corner. Can you please help me in letting me know where i can find the saakare acchu mould in Whitefield?
It takes lots of practice to make these. I have been unsuccessful many times.
I am sorry, I don’t know where you can buy the moulds in Whitefield. They are available in Jayanagar 4th block market.
Thanks for the recipe, the acchu turned out very white and was perfect.
Thanks so much for taking time and posting all the recipes.
Hey Roopa, Great to hear that the acchu turned out well.
Thanks a lot for the recipe
Can u tell me where can i get sakkare acchu mould in mysore.
Wish you and your family Happy Shankranthi
Thanks and Regards,
Thanks for the wishes and wish your family the same.
The Sakkare Achchu mould is sold in Devaraja Market, Mysore.
Just wanted to thank you for this recipe…was scouting for it and found your’s useful.
I do have a question…is there a home made substitute for moulds as I live in the US and I am a 100% sure that I will not find mould here. Do let me know immediate as I wanna try making some.
Also, Happy Sankrathi!!
Happy Shankranthi to you too.
Try using metal ice cube trays.
Hi thanx for the recipe.
Can u tell me plz where did i g
et ds moulds from in Mumbai.
Hi shanta,How can I buy this sakkara Achchu.