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Athirasam – Festival sweet

Athirasam is one of the very famous festive sweet item in South India, specially in Tamil Nadu. It will be prepared mostly for Diwali. Most of us are thinking, making of athirasam is very difficult task. But, when i tried first time itself, it came very soft and nice taste. It is very easy to prepare also. Only we have to take care of the vellam paagu (jaggery milk). The paagu have to be in correct consistency. We have to use only raw rice which is soak and grind. If we preparing our self for the festival, we can feel great. Let us prepare the tasty sweet athirasam.

Basic information :

Preparation time : 10 Mins
preserve for : 3 Days
Become : 15-18 Nos

Ingredients :

Raw rice : 1 Cup
Jaggery : 1/2 Kg
Cardamon powder : 1 Tsp
oil : For fry

Method :
Soak the raw rice for minimum 30 minutes. After that, drain the water well.

After well-drained, grind it as powder.

We can add white seasome seeds or kuskus(poppy seeds) also.
Mix jaggery in 1/2 cup of water and let it dissolve. After the dissolves in water, drain it to takeout the dust and keep it in medium flame and boil it to make the paagu.
The paggu should be in correct consistency. We can check with 1/2 cup of water. It should not dissolve in water.
After the paggu came the correct consistency, mix it with the rice flour well to make the batter. We can keep the batter for 3-4 days in room temperature. The batter should not tight or very loose. The consistency of the batter is to make balls with it.
After the batter came good consistency, make balls and keep it in the oil greased polythene paper or banana leaf. Press it like disc. We can grease oil on our fingers also.

Make round in the center. It is optional. If we do this, it will cook quickly.

Heat oil in a pan, slowly put the batter into the heat oil and deep fry both the sides.

After fried well, takeout the athirasam and drain the oil by pressing it with the ladle and serve hot.

Try this wonderful sweet recipe and enjoy the festivals. please share your valuable comments…


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