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Sakkare Acchu | Sugar Figurines

Sakkare Acchu are sugar candies made with sugar syrup and milk , it is distributed among friends and family during Makar Sankranti festival .
Course Dessert
Cuisine Karnataka
Keyword Sankranti, South Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Soaking Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 150 grams
Calories 54kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • cup Water , just to immerse sugar
  • 4 tablespoon Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Curds



  • Take 1 cup of sugar in a thick bottom vessel / pan and soak in water ( about ⅓ cup ) just enough to immerse sugar . Keep it aside for 4 hours or more .
  • Soak wooden moulds in water for 30 minutes or more. Wipe it clean with a dry cloth , close the moulds and secure using a rubber band .
  • Keep a bowl and a strainer lined with muslin cloth ready to make the process of filtration easier.

To make sakkare acchu

  • Place the soaked sugar vessel / pan /pot directly on stove and heat on medium low heat .
  • Once sugar dissolves, and starts to froth , add 2 tablespoon of milk and stir well.
  • When it froths and see scum on top of sugar solution , remove the vessel from stove and filter sugar syrup over a muslin cloth.
  • Now pour back the filtered sugar syrup into the same same pan and bring to boil on a medium low heat. When sugar syrup starts to bubble add another 2 tablespoon of milk and 1 tablespoon of curds .
  • Stir well , milk along with curds curdles and you can see frothy layer on top. Remove the vessel , off the stove and repeat the process ; filter the sugar solution .
  • Now into take a clean thick bottom pan( preferably with a long handle) , pour the filtered sugar solution.
  • Keep the heat on low temperature and continuously stir the sugar solution.
  • Sugar solution starts to froth , keep stirring until froth clears out and you should be able to see the clear solution.
  • If the froth is too much and doesn't clear even after stirring, take off the pan from the stove and stir well until you see the clear solution.
  • Now place back the pan on stove ( low heat) and continue to stir . Now you'll see cloud of froth and sugar solution turns from transparent to translucent.
  • It will reach a viscosity of castor oil , slightly thick. This is the perfect consistency you need.
  • Now pour the sugar solution into the prepared moulds ( acchu ) and clear out excess spillage of sugar solution with knife.
  • Within few seconds of pouring sugar syrup ,it turns white in color.
  • Wait for 5 minutes or more , remove the secured rubber bands and de-mould the sakkare acchu (sugar candies )



  • You can add any edible colour to the sugar syrup.
  • Filtering of sugar can be done for for 2- 3 times depending on the dirt of sugar. This helps in getting white sakkare acchu.
  • Adding curds and lemon juice helps you to get smooth figurines.
  • Be careful enough to check the consistency of sugar syrup, it should be thick but still you should be able to pour it into moulds, viscosity should be like of castor oil ( thick oil) .
  • To check the consistency  ,you can just put a drop of sugar syrup on a plate and scratch it using a spoon if it solidifies quickly then syrup is ready to  pour into the moulds.
  • If sugar syrup is more or still remaining keep it on a low flame sprinkle some water and again pour it into the moulds for next batch.
  • If you increase the milk by another 1 tablespoon you'll get melt in mouth sugar figurines. But it gets melted very easily if there is a hot weather.


Calories: 54kcal