Diwali is a favorite festival among people of all age groups predominantly because of the sheer variety of food one gets to consume during the course of the day. People greet each other on this day by exchanging sweets and the festival is not complete without tasting some of the hallmark Diwali sweets and savories. Kitchen fairy Mallika Badrinath tells us how to make these traditional Diwali sweets and savories from her repertoire.
Fried patties made from rice flour and Jaggery
- ½ kg processed wet rice flour
- 300 gm dark brown jaggery, grated
- ½ tsp cardamom powder
- 1 tbsp ghee
- Oil for deep frying
- Sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
How To Make
- Pour just enough water to cover grated jaggery in a heavy kadai. Boil until soft ball consistency.
- Take out kadai from stove and tip in cardamom powder, rice flour and mix well without forming lumps.
- Transfer mixture to another vessel to which little ghee should be applied. Pat well and pour a tablespoon of ghee on top.
- Prepare small balls from the dough and flatten it to a thick circle. Sprinkle little sesame seeds on top and press lightly.
- Deep fry in hot oil one by one .remove excess oil by resting the adhirasams on top of paper towel.
Note: 5. For best results, prepare adhirasams next day and use only paagu jaggery (paagu vellam) and wet rice flour.