Adhirasam Recipe With Jaggery For Diwali And Festival Season By Veena Theagarajan.

Adhirasam is one of the specialty of my athai patti. Everytime I visit her she makes it. She always keep the dough. Whenever I ask my mum for recipe she always says the consistency (padham) is very critical. So she always asks my athai patti to make the dough. This time I told her that I wanted to do it for my blog. I did the dough with her guidance when I was in India. My mum had Mavvu arisi (raw rice which is used to make the flour) so I used it. If you don't have, use the raw rice. Also as you can see I didn't dry out in the cloth instead I just left it in the drainer for long time. It worked out too. If you aren't comfortable you can dry out on the cloth and use it. Trust me after trying out I was like it is so simple why did I ever think twice before making it. Try out and let me know

Raw rice / Mavvu rice - 1.5 cup
Jaggery - 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Sesame oil - 1 tablespoon
Sesame seeds - 1 tablespoon
Oil for deep frying
Dry ginger powder - 1/4 teaspoon (optional. I didn't use it)


Soak the rice for 3 hrs (you can soak up to 5 hrs too). Drain it and leave it aside or dry out on a muslin cloth. When you touch the rice still you can feel wetness not too dry
Grind to powder and sieve it using rava plate ( the flour has to be little coarse not too fine). Add cardamom powder.  Keep it aside. you should do this when you are ready to make the dough / adhirasam as the flour has to be little wet
Now let's make the Jaggery syrup. Add water to jaggery and heat it till Soft ball consistency. To check the soft ball consistency drop the syrup water and when you gather it should farm soft ball without getting dissolved. 
Take it and pour it to rice flour using strainer. Mix well. Add oil and sesame seeds continue to mix it. 
Leave it for a day in the fridge
Heat the oil in low flame for deep frying.  Grease ziplac bag or banana leaf. Take a lemon size ball. Spread out using hand. It has to be thick (little less than vada) Slowly drop it in hot oil

Cook it in medium flame. Once raise up turn it over and cook again.
Once cooked use another laddle to press the extra oil and place it on tissue paper to drain extra oil
Once cool down store it in air tight container. Enjoy