Thursday, October 23, 2008

Athirasam / adhirasam: a sweet dish as a dessert or snack

A suitable sweet to enjoy eating especially during festivals like Deepavali.


  • Raw Rice (colam rice) - ½ kg
  • Jaggery - 1/4 kg
  • Edible oil for deep frying – As required
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
  • Dry ginger powder – 1 tsp

Method of preparation

  • Soak rice in water for about 3 hours.
  • Decant the water and partially dry the rice.
  • Grind into powder using mixer-grinder, sieve and get fine powder.
  • Prepare syrup (pagu) by boiling jaggery with required water.
  • Filter the syrup and continue boiling and stirring to wire like consistency (kambi padham).
  • Mix cardamom powder and dry ginger powder with the jaggery syrup.
  • Let it cool very well and thoroughly mix it with the powdered rice so as to make dough. The dough will become thicker on further cooling preferably over night.
  • Pat the dough into discs and deep fry in oil till brown.
  • Serve hot or cold.


yugandhar said...

To make the Adirasams look more attractive, add white til seeds(sesme)when adding cardamom powder and dry ginger powders.Adding a pinch of cooking Camphor(paccha karpooram) is optional.

googlemary said...

Athirasam/Adirasam is also known as `kajjaya` in kannada language.To Keep in good taste and to stay soft for longer days, fry in equal quantities of frying oils,1)groundnut oil 2)Rice bran oil on a medium heat on both sides of the doughslab,remove from oil press to drain excess oil and place on soft tissues on a plate.Enjoy eating both hot and at room temparatures.

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