Jun 11, 2009

ARISELU (SWEET RICE CAKES)

Ariselu is one of the traditional sweet in Andhra predesh. Which is originated from south part of Andhra which is old Madras Presidency and present day Andhra Pradesh.It is a Traditional sweet we make for marriages and festivals like Ugadi and Makara Sankranti. The traditional way of making this delicious sweet will take 2-3 days. First 2 days we soak rice in water and the third day for making jaggery syrup and mixing the dough and making Ariselu.
In my child hood if there is a marriage or Makara Sankranti festival ,one cook used to come to my house for making this ariselu. In those days we used to make rice flour in a stone pestle. For this sweet ,old rice for rice flour will give a very good result If you use new rice then ariselu will become hard .and coming to jaggery use fresh jaggery with nice golden color (we use for this gundu bellam ). and here is the recipe……………

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INGREDIENTS:---
Rice --- 1 kg
Jaggery --- 3/4 kg
Sesame seeds or poppy seeds --- 2 tab sp
Ghee – 2 tab sp
Oil for frying

METHOD:---
1. Wash and soak rice in enough water for 2 days change water for every 8 hours.
2. 3rd day morning remove water from the rice and spread soaked rice on a White cloth for 1/2 an hour to dry the rice.
3. Make a fine powder out of this rice ,sieve the rice powder and if desire grind once again and make a very fine powder.And take this rice flour into a bowl covered with a lid and set aside.
4. This powder should be little wet don't leave it to dry.
5. Now grate jaggery and add water to just cover the jaggery and start boiling when jaggery melts remove from heat and strain to remove if any dirt in the jaggery.
6. And bring back to heat and boil in a low flame till it becomes like a thick syrup
7. To check syrup take a 1/2 cup water and leave a drop of syrup and check that should become like a lump.
8. Then add rice flour to the syrup slowly and stir well.
9. Remove from the heat and add ghee and mix well to make a soft dough like a chapathi dough,make sure that no lumps are formed.

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10. Cover with a lid and leave a side for few sec to cool (means the dough should be able to touch with your hands and make ball s)
11. Make small balls out of this dough(golf ball size)
12. Now heat oil in a deep frying pan
13. Grease one banana leaf or plastic sheet and put one dough ball on it and press in to a small circle.
14. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on it and press in to a thin circle.
15. Now remove from the banana leaf and drop it in to hot oil.
16. And fry in low flame till light brown and remove and place this Arise in between two flat laddles and press to remove extra oil.(usually when frying Ariselu they absorbs oil so when you remove from the oil you have to press them and remove the extra oil)
17. Repeat the procedure till the dough is over
18. Spred them in a big plate(thali) to cool.
19. After they become cool store them in a ari tight container.
20. This delicious Ariselu will stay for 15- 20 days.

THIS IS MY ONE MORE ENTRY FOR NAG S MONTHLY MINGLE# RAVISHIN RICE EVENT, STARTED BY MEETHA
AND ALSO FOR PRIYANKA S SHADI KI THALI EVENT AT ASANKHANA

36 comments:

Veena said...

Hi Rekha

In Karnataka, we call this "Kajjaya". It is the special sweet made for Diwali!

-Veena

DEESHA said...

nice sweet .. we also make this during festivals ..

Sailaja said...

my favourite sweet & never comes out good for me....why don't u parcel some forme.pl....

Kalyani said...

wow my fav sweet ..... it looks yummy yummy ........

Pavithra said...

wow this is reminding me the festive season..my fav

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,delicious.I make the same using riceflour itself,you have gone the traditional method.Looks great and truly ravishing.

Cilantro said...

My favorite. We call them Athirasam. Has come out well.

Padma said...

SO delicious and nice details about the whole procedure... love this sweet so much ... we call it as kajjaya or athirasam .... looks so yummm ... have come out so perfect :)

meeso said...

Mmmm, I would loves something sweet right now... these look great!

Gita said...

Yummy ariselu..we call it athirasam..my favorite Diwali sweet :)

Priya said...

Wowow wat a yummy sweet....lovely !!!

Ashwini said...

hi rekha.. this is caleed athirasam in tamilnadu.. luv this one.. usually made during deewali season...

AnuSriram said...

Looks delicious! Gr8 for celebration!

Pavani said...

Wow Kalyani, lovely looking arisalu.. I would never dare to make them at home since it involves so much effort. Yours look soooooo good.. Nice pics.

kittymatti said...

this looks really nice and tempting..nice clicks!

Poornima Nair said...

This is one of my fav sweets now...I had it for the first time after coming to the US...urs looks fabulous, really tempting.

Lisa said...

I've never had anything quite like this before. Sounds and looks really good!

Lisa said...

These are new to me. They sound like a lovely little treat. I do so like rice.

Vibaas said...

looks like athirasam. is it the same? yum!

Prathibha said...

I love these...Nice entry...

Ramya Bala said...

Rekha ithu athirasama? enoda fav rekha...YUM YUM!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Rekha, we call this Adhirsam. But is a very tough one to make. You did it from scratch, real great job. Hats off.

notyet100 said...

thnks for the lovely entry Rekha,.this dish is new for me ,..tnks for the info too,..:-)

Sanghi said...

My favourite sweet..! Fried in full ghee gives more taste and flavour..!Click looks good:)

Parita said...

Rice cake looks mouth watering, its often made during diwali :)

Bergamot said...

Seems like a really tasty traditional sweet.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow my favourite.....looks yum...still waiting for the parcel.... :-(

Valarmathi said...

Wow i love this. My favorite one. Looks yummy.

Anu said...

Looks delicious and perfect!!!

Divya Vikram said...

Athirasam looks too good..My fav sweet!

Pooja said...

Sankranthi gurthuku vasthundi rekha..Chala bagunnayi..eppatinuncho try cheddamu anukuntunnanu but excess oil remove cheyyataniki okati use chestaru kada adi ledu..any suggestion how to remove excess oil?

Doloncookbook said...

I had this when one of my friend bring this from her home . It tastes great . It looks great ....

Aparna Prabhu said...

I never tried this at home ne time but ate a lot in mamama's place(mom's mom) its called attras...ur sweets look yumm i must say do parcel me some...

Ramya said...

thats great Rekha you could even make these tough dishes perfect.

Usha said...

Looks delicious !

Mama's World said...

Thank you!!!

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