Aanarsa Recipe

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How to make Aanarsa
  • Chef: Ranveer Brar
  • Recipe Servings: 14
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Aanarsa is an authentic Maharastrian sweet dish especially made in the festive season like Diwali. It is a pastry-like snack made from soaked powdered Rice and Jaggery/Sugar. Known as Adhirasam in Southern India and Aanarsa in Himachal, Uttarakhand, it is a simple yet lip smacking recipe which will be a treat to your sweet tooth during the festive season.

Ingredients of Aanarsa

  • 2 Cups Rice
  • 2 Cups Jaggey, grated
  • 2 tsp Ghee + For Deep Frying
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Poppy Seeds

How to Make Aanarsa

  • 1.Wash the rice twice. Fill with water till all the grains are soaked. Keep the rice soaked for 5 days, keep changing the water daily.
  • 2.On the 6th day, drain the water and spread rice grains on cloth. Let them dry out.
  • 3.Grind them to a dry powder. Make fine powder as possible. Sieve the powder through a fine mesh.
  • 4.Combine powdered rice, jaggery, ghee and start kneading. Add milk to make pliable dough. It should be semi soft.
  • 5.Divide in to 12-14 equal portions and make balls out of it.
  • 6.Sprinkle khus khus and place a dough ball. Start rolling over it and roll like a bit thick puri.
  • 7.Heat ghee in a kadai. Deep fry the aanarsa in the ghee till golden brown.
  • 8.Drain the excess ghee and serve.

Recipe Notes

The rice you use should not be sticky.

Key Ingredients: Rice, Jaggey, Ghee + For Deep Frying, Milk, Poppy Seeds