March 15, 2010
As I missed out last month's challenge,I was very much interested in joining this ICC more so the sweet being Ariselu which is popularly known as Adhirasam in Tamil.I remember my granny preparing for Deepavali in a very traditional way which was a really long procedure and a difficult one too.
But making in small quantity was easier and is a base to increase the number in future.I followed the second method and will try the first method very soon
This method yeilds about 8.
Rice Flour - 1 glass (standard measurement)
Jaggary - 1/2 glass
Coconut grated - 2 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Water - 1/2 glass
Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Oil for deep frying.
Add just enough water to jaggery and cook on high and remove scum
Once it starts boiling,add coconut you will see bubbles
At this stage,add the rice flour slowly and stir it together well
You will know when the consistency is correct
Till then keep adding the flour
Make a soft dough and make small balls
In a plastic sheet just press the rounds to poori size
Heat oil and deep fry till done