Monday, March 15, 2010

Adhirasam / Ariselu

Adhirasam is a traditional tamil sweet delicacy made of rice flour and jaggery.  It is prepared during religious functions and for festivals.  This month's challange for Indian Cooking Challange started by Srivalli is to make adhirasam / ariselu. 


Ingredients:
Rice flour - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
cardamom - 1/4 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
water - 1/2 cup
oil for frying

Method:
Melt the grated jaggery in 1/2 cup of water.  Strain the impurities.
Boil the jaggery water and add cardamom powder and sesame seed. 
Add the rice flour and mix well till it turns in to a soft dough.
Heat oil in a pan.  Take a lemon sized dough and make round disks on a greased plastic sheet. I used a small zip lock bag.
Deep fry the disks till golden brown.

Notes:
I followed recipe # 2. 
I did not add the coconut as per the recipe. 
I added the sesame seeds in the dough itself.
By the adding of sesame seeds, it tasted more like vella chedai that we make for Krishna Jayanthy.

23 comments:

  1. looks perfect latha,very beautiful pics that makes it even more tempting...and happy ugadi..

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  2. Dish look so yummy and tempting..I can have with cup of tea!!

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  3. These look really delicious and golden brown.

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  4. Looks so perfect..wish I could grab one from your plate :-)

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  5. Adhirasam is perfect and the golden hue is inviting!

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  6. Yours looks really good but I have tasted ones where it is difficult to bite into and others drip of oil.

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  7. looks great. I like the texture like yours thick and soft compared to the thin and crispy ones.Good pictures

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  8. Looks well done!!, Happy ugadi, I still have to fry mine!!

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  9. looks lovely I also followed the 2nd recipe

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  10. this is a tough one and yours look perfect n delicious..

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  11. lovely pics...your athirasam is great...

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  12. That has come out really well.. the one time I tried making adhirasam it was a super flop... :(

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  13. this used to be my favorite sweet when my friend's mom would make some. brings back all those memories.. yours looks delicious.

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  14. Athirasam is one of my favorites, looks perfect and delicious !

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  15. thanks a lot latha for ur comments. Ur arisalu looks tempting.

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  16. I love adhirasam-- my mom-in-law used to make really delicious ones! Yours look incredible, Latha.

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  17. Nicely turned out adhirasams! I am tempted to try this recipe as most of you seem to have followed.

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  18. Great to see a "deep fry" after all that heathy baking stuff. Looks Yummy - this one I will not attempt. Some dishes are better to consume than to prepare !!

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  19. Tried this one... Everybody in the family loved it..waiting to present it to my guests this evening. Thank you for making me look good :)

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