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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Athirasa

Ingredients:

3 cups Rice flour / Akki hudi

3 cups Jaggary / Bella

1 cup grated Coconut

1 tsp Black Pepper powder / Karimenasina hudi

1 tsp Cardamom powder / Elakki hudi

2 - 3 tsp Sesame seeds / Ellu

4-5 tsp Coconut oil / Kobbari enne

Oil

Recipe:

Grind grated coconut into smooth paste by adding little amount of water and keep it aside.

Put 1/4 cup of water and jaggary in a thick bottomed vessel and bring it to boil. Add ground coconut, cardamom powder, black pepper powder and sesame seeds. Keep stirring in low flame until the syrup is thick and sticky. (Carefully dip the tip of your index finger into the syrup, touch your finger and thumb together and slowly tease apart. If one thread is formed between your finger and thumb the syrup is done.)

Add rice flour, mix well and switch off the flame. Add 4-5 tsp coconut oil and keep it aside for about 30-40 minutes.

Make lemon sized ball from the mixture and pat it on plastic sheet as shown in the picture below.

Keep oil in a thick bottommed vessel and heat it. Put athirasa in oil and deep fry untill it turns golden in color. Once they are cooled to room temperature, store them in an airtight container. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 18-20 Athirasas.

Astadravya

Ingredients:

2 cups Puffed Rice / Aralu / Hodalu

2 cups Beaten Rice / Avalakki

10 - 20 Medium sized(1 inch) Sugarcane pieces / Kabbu

2 1/2 cup Grated Coconut

2 cup Jaggary / Bella

5-6 medium sized Banana / Balehannu

2 - 3 tsp Honey / Jenu

2 - 3 tsp Sesame seeds / Ellu

2 - 3 tsp Ghee / Thuppa (optional)

2 - 3 tsp Cashewnuts / Gerubeeja (optional)

1/2 cup Cheru / cooked White Rice (optional)

Recipe:

Grate the jaggary and keep it aside.

Put sesame seeds in a pan, fry it untill it gives nice aroma and keep it aside.

Remove the outer skin of each banana fruit and chop it into medium thin round pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put grated coconut in a vessel. Add grated jaggary and mix them well.

Add fried sesame seeds, ghee, honey, cashewnuts, sugarcane pieces, chopped banana and mix them well.

Add cheru, beaten rice, puffed rice and mix them well.

This dish is used for Ganapathi Homa.