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Adhirasam – Visual recipe
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Adhirasam – Visual recipe

Adhirasam is a traditional Indian sweet recipe belonging to Tamil cuisine. It is a very popular recipe in Tamil culture that is also made in various festive celebrations.

Lets see how to make Adhirasam


  • Raw rice flour – 3 measure
  • Jaggery – 1/4 kg sugar (as per taste)
  • Dry ginger powder – 1 tbsp
  • Khas khas – 1 tbsp
  • Cooking oil for deep frying

Making the batter:

Step 1: Add dry ginger powder and khas khas to the rice flour.

Step 2: Shred the jaggery and take it in a pan.

Step 3: Heat the jaggery along with little water and melt it.

Step 4: Mix the hot jaggery liquid to the rice flour and mix it to a thick consistency as seen in pic. Keep the mixed flour in a bowl and smear little oil on the top.  Keep the mix aside for 12 hours.

Tip: Strain the hot jaggery liquid in a metal strainer to remove any sands.

Step 5: After 12 hours, the dough is ready to made into Adhirasam. With hands, flatten the adhirasam like doughnut or vada and deep fry in oil. Your tasty adhirasam is ready to eat. While frying, optionally you can add a pinch of baking soda to give crispiness to the dish.

Tip: The dough can be kept in fridge for 10 days and taken out when in need to make Adhirasams.

0 29 November, 2010 Food Recipe November 29, 2010

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      1. mani

        because she is a medic and not a genetical engineer. a medic can never recreate, they can only atttempt to sustain the creation….in their tummy. 😛

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