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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

ATHIRASAM


The name itself denotes "excellent". Athirasam....means very tasty.

INGREDIENTS:

Raw rice - 1 cup
Crushed jaggery - 1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp.
Oil - to deep fry

METHOD:

Soak rice in water for an hour. Drain the water completely, spread it on a clean towel and pat it dry. Grind it in a mixie to a fine powder. Sieve well.

Heat a ladle of water in a heavy bottomed pan , dissolve the jaggery and strain it through a strainer to prevent dust and mud. Heat again and make a thick syrup. ( the consistency is gathered consistency, the one just before soft ball consistency. Check up here for sugar syrup consistencies). Add in the cardamom powder and rice flour. Switch off the stove and mix well. When cool, take small balls out of it, flatten with your hand, and deep fry in oil. When golden brown on both sides, take out and press it firmly between two spatulas. Tasty Athirasam is ready.

43 comments:

  1. never tried athrisam on my own. yours looks so yum.nice click. my favourite one too.

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  2. Agree with Jeyashri...
    Never tried... on my own...
    Its either made by patty... or amma
    This one looks fab too

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  3. You have some lovely recipes. If only I knew where to get jaggery!

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  4. Hi Shanthi,
    I love this sweet. we call it "Anaras", but mom soaks the rice for 3 days!
    Thanks for sharing it, as, it is quicker than mom's version.

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  5. These look delicious I tried making these for last months ICC challenge.

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  6. we love this a lot...you are tempting us

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  7. Athirasams looks nice and well explained.

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  8. wow.Really tempting. I am drooling.

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  9. W call this Atras... Nd i never made it at home til date... in our version they add pepper powder.... luks gr8 :)

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  10. Adirasam is my favorite sweet and this one is sooooooooo tempting.

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  11. that looks tempting...my grandma used to make this for us...thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

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  12. Nice colour and looks delicious dear...

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  13. its my fav..but did not try at home..urs looks soo tempting..

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  14. One of our favourite! It's so tempting

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  15. Shanthi, they have come so well. I tried them once but was not a big success.

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  16. Thanks for your sweet comment in my blog.
    Nice recipe and great blog. It sounds very tasty!
    Cheers

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  17. Love to be exposed to new things. Great recipe. Thank you for sharing. Cheers!

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  18. This looks very perfect.. I love athirasam.. It has come out so well.

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  19. Hi shanthi, this dish looks like malpoa, a bengali sweet dish....looks very tasty....

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  20. wow..these look awesome..have had them long time ago..refreshed all the yum tastes..

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  21. My all time fav sweet. Nice athirasam recipe and it looks so crisp and yummy.

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  22. lovely perfect and delicious athirasam.

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  23. I can never make it this good. yummy

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  24. Paathathume yeduthu saapida solluthu...mouthwatering here..

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  25. your adhirassam have come out perfect; I love it so much!!

    I tried once & got it wrong, maybe because of the sugar syrup as I got it sticky :(

    thank you for the post about the sugar syrup, it's very useful for making some sweets which require a precised consistency!!!

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  26. my fav sweet...my mom used to make often
    lovely recipe thnk u

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  27. Your Athirasam looks just Perfect...Delicious !!!My mom used to make something similar to this I guess called ananas.

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  28. wow! It looks absolutely yummy..

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  29. wow, this looks so yum..something good to satisfy that sweet craving..

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  30. Athirasam looks so good...so yum :)

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  31. Athirasam is one of my favorite sweet. It looks delicious.. I wish u were my neighbor:):)

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  32. Thanks for your recipe .

    MY ADVANCED DIWALI WISHES!!!!

    I WISH TO MAKE DIWALI SWEET LIKE MURUKU AND ATHIRASAM

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  33. hi,

    tried this with store bought flour. it came out v.hard. i can say that its like flat vella cheddai.is it 'coz it was not made of fresh flour.but it tasted really good and did not absorb oil.

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  34. hi,
    you did not reply to my query....dt apr.21st 2011. help reqd. tried again and the whole adhirasam disintegrated in oil. help sought

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  35. First of all I would like you to mention your name in the post. You can contact me through "CONTACT ME" column so that I can clarify things.

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  36. If jaggery is less, then athirasam will be har. If jaggery is more, athirasam will be dissolved in oil. Check the jaggery ratio and do. Its better to prepare the rice flour fresh.

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  37. does the mavu need to be rested before frying?
    usha

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