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Aanarsa Recipe

How to make Aanarsa

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.

  • Total Cook Time 55 mins
  • Prep Time 40 mins
  • Cook Time 15 mins
  • Recipe Servings14
  • Medium

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

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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.
On the 6th day, drain the water and spread rice grains on cloth. Let them dry out.
Grind them to a dry powder. Make fine powder as possible. Sieve the powder through a fine mesh.
Combine powdered rice, jaggery, ghee and start kneading. Add milk to make pliable dough. It should be semi soft.
Divide in to 12-14 equal portions and make balls out of it.
Sprinkle khus khus and place a dough ball. Start rolling over it and roll like a bit thick puri.
Heat ghee in a kadai. Deep fry the aanarsa in the ghee till golden brown.
Drain the excess ghee and serve.

Recipe Notes

The rice you use should not be sticky.

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