Ariselu is a delicious dish from Andhra Pradesh made from rice flour and jaggery and deep fried in oil! Crispy from outside and sweet to taste, this is one awesome sweet!
Couple of months while blog hopping food blogs, looking for something interesting to make, I stumbled upon the Indian Cooking Challenge and I really liked the concept. And this Ariselu is a part of ICC I took up.
If we can have a Daring Bakers, we can have a ICC too! I promptly mailed Srivalli that I want to participate but then my neck gave me dhoka and I couldn’t take part last month, but this month, I was very sure I will do it.
So here is my first entry for the ICC. The delicious Ariselu!
The rules are just as the Daring bakers. We are to follow the recipe given there exactly and make the dish and post it on the blog on 15th of every month. I found this Ariselu recipe on Srivalli’s blog and thought I should attempt them.
Also, this recipe is a part of Srivalli’s blog’s 100th post, so lets congratulate her on this 🙂 You can definitely look into her blog for some delicious and traditional recipe ideas. It is a mine house of super ideas 🙂
Back to the recipe, this one yields about 8.
Another South Indian sweet recipe from Kerala, which I made as a part of the ICC – Vatteppam!
Ariselu : Indian Cooking Challenge
- 1 glass Rice Flour (standard measurement)
- 1/2 glass Jaggery I used the dark brown one
- 2 tsps Coconut grated
- 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
- 1/2 glass Water
- 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
- oil for deep frying
- I had the Paku (a kind of jaggery the dark brown one, see picture by Srivalli to understand), so grated and added water just enough to cover them. Cooked on high and removed the scum. Then added the cardamom powder. Once it starts boiling, add the grated coconut. You will see lot of bubbles coming out.
- At this stage, add the rice flour slowly and stir it together well. You will know when the consistency is correct, so till then you got to keep adding the flour, but I used up the entire glass of flour. I used a little more than 3/4 glass of flour.
- The beauty of this dough is, you can store and use whenever you want. If it becomes too hard, just add about 2 tsp of water along with 2 tsp of sugar. Get it to boil, while you keep stirring it. The mix should become soft again. When you handle it, it should come together as a soft dough. Divide it to equal balls.
- Heat a kadai with oil to deep fry these. In a greased plastic sheet, pat them down to equal sized discs. Press down the sesame seeds over the top. Once the oil is hot, gently drop these into them. Fry on both sides. Since the sesame seeds are just pressed over the top, they will get into the oil. If you want to avoid this, try adding to the dough (I added it to the flour)
- Once they are golden brown, remove and drain them on a kitchen towel.They will be soft when you remove them, will become crunchy once they are cooled.
oh I was first! yeyy!
Welocme to ICC! I am new to ICC as well, this is my second challenge.
whats wrong with everyone. this is like my fav andhra sweet and now since i am preggers i want to eat it even more and you are the third person talking about this.
Interesting… I think this challenge is a great idea to learn new recipes right?
Athirasam looks perfect
Goofy Mumma says
Yummm, Monu. You do find such interesting things to do girl.
and it was yummy reema… 🙂
yeah u are 😉
thanks usha…. its a great concept isnt it
Good try !!! And looks perfect !!! 🙂
I love athirasam !!!! 🙂
Yummy *only when you make it.* NOT YUMMY if I’m ever asked to cook 😀
looks really yumm
yummm..and I like the concept of the contest too..may be will take part next time!
Looks great! I wish I had some talent here.. I know the family would love this!!
oh wow! A nice event there 🙂
Yummy…. Can i participate too? 😀
aaaahh….it all looks to delicious…….i haven’t had some traditional in this part of India
Gud is so common at home……..don’t if i can find it in Bengaluru
this is sooo cool.. i shud compliment srivalli on her idea… i dint even know the indain cooking challenge had been initiated..i’ve been away from food blogs too long.. ( thats coz i stopped baking, updating the baking blog.. n in the bargain also stopped reading other blogs) its a great idea to so something indian…thanks for putting this up.. at least i got to know of it, thanks to u!!
btw, ariselu is a andhrite dish? tambi dish?? where does it originate from?
Lata Raja says
These look delicious!
aaah jaya let me send it to u right away, fed ex will work 😉
why not mohan we would love to have a guy participate
comeon do it
oh yes u can i stay very much in blore and u can easily find gud here
yeah i loved the idea too…
and i think versions of this dish exist in andhra as well as
Chowder Singh says
I love Ariselu (y)