Cheeni Adhirasam / Sugar Adhirasam-Guest post for Cooking Delight

A guest post after a very long time for my dear friend Jayeeta from Cooking Delight.Me and Jayeeta became friends through WP and now it has become a deeper relationship where we share lot about ourselves.It is really my pleasure to meet such a humble person who is so talented and well versed in cooking.
Her sweet recipes are really very addictive and i love all her non-veg recipes especially for the additon of veggies with meat dishes.Do try her mouthwatering recipes that is written with simple steps and procedures.
She actually wanted me to make her a traditional tamilian recipe for this Diwali,so i chose this Sugar adhirasam which is a popular diwali sweet recipe of Tamilnadu.
Adhirasam is a traditional deep fried sweet specially made during Diwali with rice flour and jaggery or sugar.Those who dont like the taste of jaggery can try this authentic recipe with sugar.Only thing we need to take care of is the sugar consistency,it should form a soft ball consisitency.If the sugar consistency turns hard then the adhirasams would also turn hard.Use ponni pacharisi (raw rice ) for perfect adhirasams.Always remember to fry them in low flame,it does take time to get cooked.Do try this sweet at home this Diwali and have a fun filled celebrations with your loved ones.

                 HAVE A WONDERFUL DIWALI !

SOAKING TIME : 3 HOURS

DRYING TIME : 10 MINS

RESTING TIME : 2-3 DAYS

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup raw rice

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 tsp cardamom

1/4 cup water

2 tsp ghee

Oil for deep frying

METHOD

Soak the rice in water for 3 hours.Drain the water and let it dry for 10 mins.Then grind it to fine powder when they are still wet.

Bring sugar and water to boil.When it starts to boil ,reduce the flame to low and cook until a soft ball consistency is obtained.Keep checking by dropping them in water.

Add cardamom powder and the ground rice flour.The dough would be little watery but gets tight during resting period.

Grease the bowl,add the dough and apply ghee over them so that they don’t get dried over the surface.Close it with a lid and let it rest for 2 days.The dough is all set to make adhirasam now.

Take a polythene sheet or banana leaf,grease them with ghee and place a small ball shaped dough and flatten it gently.

Deep fry in oil in low flame.

Squeeze the excess oil by pressing them between two ladles.Drain them using kitchen paper.

Delicious Adhirasam is ready to serve now.

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