Ingredients for Athirasam:

1. Raw rice – ½ kg

2. Jaggery – 400 gm

3. Cardamom powder – As needed

4. Ghee/Dalda – 750 gm

How to prepare Athirasam?

1. Soak raw rice and powder it. Never make it a fine powder.

2. Boil jaggery adding a little water, add rice flour to it. Mix it well.

3. When it cools, transfer to a container and close the lid.

4. Keep it for 1 day.

5. Next day, add cardamom powder and mix it.

6. Heat ghee in a pan.

7. Place a little dough in a banana leaf and spread it like chapati.

8. Put it in ghee and deep fry till both sides are well cooked.

9. Continue the process for remaining rice-jaggery mixture.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine February 1-14, 2010

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