Anarsa, Maharashtrian Snack


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Anarsa is an authentic maharashtrian snack especially prepared on festive occasions like Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali , etc. A combination of rice , jaggery and white poppy seeds tastes really nice.

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Anarsa, Maharashtrian Snack recipe - How to make Anarsa, Maharashtrian Snack

Preparation Time: 10 days   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 5 to 6 servings
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1 cup rice (chawal)
1 cup grated jaggery (gur)
1 tsp ghee
poppy seeds (khus-khus) for sprinkling
ghee for deep frying
  1. Clean, wash and soak the rice in enough water for 3 days, changing the water every day.
  2. On the fourth day , drain and spread them on a cloth to dry them completely.
  3. Blend in a mixer to a smooth powder.
  4. Add the jaggery and 1 tsp ghee in the rice flour, mix well and knead into a hard dough without adding water.
  5. Cover and keep in an air-tight container for 7 days.
  6. Divide the dough into 7 equal portions and shape them into small round flat balls.
  7. Spread the poppy seeds on a clean dry surface roll out each portion into a small puri on the surface of poppy seeds.
  8. Heat the ghee in a kadhai and deep fry the puris till they turn golden brown and crisp.
  9. Drain on an absorbent paper and serve.

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This recipe was contributed by simplyme! on 21 Nov 2016
i am a student, and i am extremely intrested in cooking. i love trying out different recipies.

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