Adhirasam is a traditional dessert / sweet popular in Tamil Nadu. Made using jaggery and rice, it has a crispy outer and soft on the inside.
A popular sweet of the Kings in the past, Adhirasam is a part of various cultural and spiritual celebrations across the state. It is also offered as a prasadam at many temples and also at homes. Because of this, it is often considered as a food for the gods.
This sweet is best consumed on the same day it is made. But it can be stored for a couple of days too.
Ingredients for Adhirasam
- 1 cup Rice
- 1 cup Jaggery powdered
- 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
- as required Oil
How to make Adhirasam
- Soak the rice for 30 minutes and drain well. Keep aside to dry completely.
- Grind to a smooth powder and keep aside.
- Heat a heavy bottomed pan.
- Add little water and powdered jaggery.
- Simmer till the jaggery has melted and strain.
- Transfer the strained liquid back to the pan and bring to a boil.
- When it reaches a soft ball stage, add the rice flour and mix.
- Add the cardamom powder and stir to combine.
- Ensure there are no lumps in the mixture.
- Make a ball of this mixture and flatten it on a plastic sheet or greased banana leaf.
- Heat oil in a frying pan.
- Fry the prepared adhirasams on both sides till golden brown.
- Remove and drain excess oil.
This recipe was first published on Feb 19, 2008 and has been updated on Nov 09, 2020.