Kambu Maavu Adhirasam

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Adhirasam - Kambu Maavu Adhirasam
Kambu Maavu (Pearl Millet Flour) – 1 cup
Jaggery – 1/2 cup, powdered
Sesame Seeds – handful
Oil as required

1. Combine the flour, jaggery and sesame seeds.
2. Mix well to a hard dough.
3. Make small balls and flatten them using the palm of your hands.
4. Place them on a banana leaf (or a plastic sheet).
5. Heat oil for frying and fry the discs in hot oil (remove the plastic sheet or banana leaf before putting them in oil).
6. Remove and drain excess oil.
7. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top before the oil dries.
8. Serve.

Note: image is for illustration purposes only and not that of the actual recipe.
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  1. What is pearl millet flour? Can you use rice flour?

    • Praveen Kumar

      Pearl Millet is called Bajra in Hindi. In US, its called cattail millet.
      You can refer to this wikipedia page her for more details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_millet#Common_names

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