Sunday, November 11, 2012

How to make Adhirasam / Diwali Sweets Recipe / Step by Step

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Adhirasam Recipe:
Adhirasam  Sweet  is a pure Deepavali delight, which is prepared in almost every house in Tamil Nadu. This delicacy is made with fresh ground rice flour and jaggery.  It is a favorite sweet of all ages. 
My Mom makes traditional Adhirasam sweet, which is crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside. Its one of my most favorite Diwali Special sweet and the word itself makes me drooooooool…:)
The secret of making perfect Adhirasam  lies in the preparation of the (‘Paagu” ) right consistency of the syrup to make batter. If we get it correct, the adhirasam will taste really awesome.
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This is how we prepare this tasty snack..!
Check out the Diwali Sweets & Savories recipes here.
·      Raw rice                           - 1 ½ cup
·      Jaggery                             - 1 cup
·      Dry ginger pwd ( sukku )      - ½ tsp
·      Cardamom pwd                   - ½ tsp
·      Ghee                                  - 1 tbsp
·      Oil for deep frying
1.   Wash and soak raw rice for 2 to 3 hrs.
2.   Drain water completely and dry it in shade,  in a white cotton cloth. ( approx 30 mins )
3.   Grind it in a mixer to smooth flour.

4.   Sieve the flour to remove any lumps.
5.   Powder the jaggery and keep it ready in a thick bottomed kadai.
6.   Add water just to immerse the jaggery and heat it with stirring.
7.   Once the jaggery is completely dissolved, filter it to remove impurities.
8.   Again heat the jaggery water in medium flame with stirring continuously.

9.   The jaggery syrup starts thickening.
10.Take water in a small cup and add a drop of jaggery syrup and check the consistency.
11.Initially, the syrup dissolves in water, then at next stage it comes to a thread like consistency and finally,  it won’t get dissolved and remain like a small ball in the water.
12.This is the right consistency, ( we call as KAMBI PAAGU )
13.At this stage, turn off the flame
14.Stir well.
15.To the rice flour,  add cardamom flour, dried ginger pwd ( sukku pwd ) , mix well and keep ready.
16.Now add this flour gradually to the thick jaggery syrup , while stirring continuously with a ladle all the while.

17.Keep adding the flour, until the batter consistency comes to loose and sticky texture.

18.Stop adding flour in this stage.
19.Cover it with a lid and keep it aside overnight at room temperature.
20.Next day, You can see the moisture is absorbed and the dough is stiff.
21.Add ghee and knead well to smooth dough.
22.Divide the batter to small lemon sized balls.
23.Grease your hands with oil , and pat it flat.
24.Heat oil in a pan / kadai.
25.Carefully drop the adirasam in oil and keep the flame in low.
26.Once it rises up, flip the puffed up adhirasam and cook on medium flame.
27.When it turns golden brown on both the sides, drain from oil.
28.Place it in a plate and press with a laddle to squeeze the excess soaked oil.
29.Place it over a plate with holes at the bottom, so that the retained oil drains out.
30.Repeat the same for the rest of the dough.
31.Lipsmacking traditional Adirasam ready to enjoy.
32.It can be stored in an air-tight container & has a shelf life for a week.
You can check out the other delicious Diwali sweets recipes here..!


  1. Lovely sweet. Awesome preparation.


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  3. Lovely presentation!!!
    Diwali Special recipe - Whole Wheat Bread Jamun

  4. awesome u shud hv put this before,. u know divya pramil has that south north challenge so this time we north ppl were challeged with adirasam

    cudnt get it right in first attempt but did manage
    did u check my adirasam on my space
    it wud be in november archive only

  5. Very nice. Once I tried it it didn't come out well. All the flour kind of dissolved in hot oil. I will try your recipe :)

  6. omg!!!!!!! droooooool!!!!! love love the pics!!

  7. Awesome presentation and recipe.....simply love this

  8. Delicious!! Remember the days wen my mom used to make this. Thanks for a nice recipe. Happy Diwali!!

  9. looks so of the toughest sweets i guess..

  10. Mmm..looks yumm!my fave!

  11. Looks so perfect. I crave adhirasam. They dont sell them here.

  12. Have you noticed I commented on your posts a lot today, Jay? Catching up! I've noticed you used jaggery in several recipes. Is that similar to brown sugar or is it something special we'd find only in indian markets?

  13. Lovely post. this is our family fav sweet. Happy diwali jay :)

  14. very helpful stepwise pictures... athirasam is on my to do list for long!!! yours is looking so awesome and love the diyas - they look so cute and festive!!
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  15. It must be really tasty!!! Have a nice week!

  16. Perfectly done adhirasams.. Nice one. Subh Diwali wishes to u and ur family

  17. hi jay, your dessert looks very appetizing. happy diwali to you and family

  18. Diwali wishes to you and your family.Prefect adhirasam, wat an authentic sweet for diwali.

  19. Lovely..thanks for the recipe...

  20. Happy Divali to you and yours. Wow this recipe is certainly different from anything we have here. Looks like it takes a bit of skill but I am bookmarking it to try

  21. Those looks well made Jay, Happy Diwali once again to you.

  22. Hi Jay, Happy Diwali to you and family. Hope you have a great time.
    Warm Regards.

  23. Looks absolutely delicious! Happy Diwali :)

  24. looks very delicious..

  25. looks very delicious..

  26. They are very healthy in nature & also look very delicious...

    Kindly visit my first recipe event @ "I love my Mom's Recipes"

  27. mmm.... mouth watering. My all time fav....

  28. tedious but worth the effort

  29. I love Adhirasam but I am yet to try this at home by myself.Thank you dear for this detailed recipe.

  30. What a special treat! I appreciate the detailed instructions you have shared in making this! :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

  31. Well explained , looks yummy

  32. Well explained , looks yummy


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