Adhirasam is most popular South Indian sweet and it is prepared especially during Diwali. Rice flour & jaggery are the main ingredients used & the rice flour should be moist to get perfect adhirasam. Quite a challenging sweet to prepare but it taste just divine.
- Raw rice - 2 cups
- Water - 1 cup
- Jaggery - 300 gms
- Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
- Ghee - 1 tbsp
- Oil for frying
1. Wash and soak the rice for 3 hours. Drain the water & spread the rice in a cloth for 1 hour. Do not let it dry completely. Moisture should be there. Grind the rice to fine powder & sieve it. (Use the rice flour immediately otherwise it will loose its moisture)
2. Heat jaggery and water in the pan. Once the jaggery melted, filter it. Reheat the jaggery in the pan & allow it to boil till single thread consistency.
To check the single thread consistency, pour the jaggery mixture in the water. It will settle down & you can make a ball out of it.
3. Now mix the sieved rice flour, a tsp of ghee & sesame seeds. Keep stirring for few mins. Dough should be sticky & little loose. Store the dough over night in an air tight container. More than a day refrigerate the dough.
4. Next day, heat oil over low medium flame. Divide the dough into equal portion balls & flat them using your greased palm. Deep fry them till golden brown in either sides. It will take just 30 secs on each side.
5. Using two ladles, squeeze the excess oil. Store it in air tight container. It can stay on shelf for a week.
Happy cooking :)