Monday, August 1, 2011

Fried treacle rice flour sweets


Wishing all the readers a blessed Ramadan :)
This is a Sri lankan fried sweetmeat called athiraha or athirasa.

1 tbsp semolina (rava, suji)
1/2 cup kithul treacle *
pinch salt
1 cup rice flour
1 cup water
oil to fry

Roast the semolina till it turns golden brown and leave aside.
Mix treacle with salt and heat it on high heat and when it boils remove from heat. Stir rice flour and semolina into the treacle and make a smooth paste. Put the mixture in a plate and cool to room temperature.

Add 1 cup of water on the same pan the treacle was heated and heat the water till it is warm. Cool the water completely before using it to knead the cooled flour mixture. Add the water as needed to soften the mixture to form balls. This will make about 15 balls flatten with hands a little and keep aside to fry.
Deep fry on medium heat until golden brown on the outside making sure the athiraha is not getting dark fast. Drain the sweets on absorbent paper.
Cool to room temperature and serve. Can be stored for 2 weeks in an air tight container at room temperature.
* Kithul treacle can be found in Sri lankan grocery stores or jaggery can be substituted. Melt the jaggery with a little bit of water.


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84 comments:

  1. Ramadhan Mubarak to you and your family, sweet looks very delicious.

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  2. thats very new to me....looks perfect and delicious

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  3. Delightful little treats ~ bet they are addictive :)
    US Masala

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  4. Mmm...this sounds very delicious and easy to make. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. my mom make athirasam with jaggery n raw rice...this version is easy n looks yummy..will try this for sure...

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  6. Happy Ramadan! These look delicious...perfectly fried!

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  7. Awesome sweet treat... very traditional:)
    Reva

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  8. Happy bless Ramadhan for U too Dear..
    This is really nice treat indeed for my tea, but I don't if I could find kithul treacle or jaggery here though :)

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  9. Delicious sweet,ne to me..looks super yum

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  10. This looks very unique and interesting. Can regular molasses be used? Is the end result quite crispy?

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  11. looks so crispy ... would love to take a bite...yum

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  12. Never heard of it but it sure looks interesting!

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  13. Wow..Looks great.Totally new to me..Love to sample a one from ur pic..

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  14. wow srilankan adhirasam.. looks diff n yumm..

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  15. Happy Ramadan!!!
    looks really delicious....

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  16. I wish you a nice Ramadan...I love your festivities and the treats you prepare during this celebration.This one is wonderfull and i believe, delicious also.

    Kisses,
    Rita

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  17. If treacle is not available use jaggery made into a syrup these are the traditional ingredients used. Molasses and maple syrup might work but I haven't used these options in this sweet before but if you do let me know

    thank you for the questions and comments :)

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  18. very new ingredients and recipe. wish could have tasted it too.

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  19. Looks really good, hard to resist deep fried food.

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  20. Happy Ramadan Dear!!!!. Sweet, Fried and Simple to make, these look delicious yummmm..........
    Thanks for stopping by at my blog my friend, I really appreciate it.

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  21. this is the first time I hear abt them they look awesome!!!

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  22. Happy Ramadan to you too! I have never tried it but looks so delicious that I will have to try it now. :)Thanks for sharing :)

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  23. Delicious and easy enough to give a try...
    www.savitharajsspiceland.blogspot.com

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  24. Hey these look really good. Any special oil you use to fry them in, and do you think maple syrup or honey would work?

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  25. I love these sort of sweets made from rice flour. This one sounds especially nice because it is flavoured with treacle, which I like a lot.

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  26. thats a new one for me...Looks irresistible

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  27. wow just in time...have never tried it but sounds gud....the pickle was made a mth ago and is still gud...i dont even keep it in the fridge

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  28. HAPPY RANDAN ...SWEET IS LOOKING DELICIOUS AND EASY TO MAKE TRY IT SOON

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  29. Thanks for visiting my blog. This is my first visit to your blog and I love it. You have a new follower :-)

    Ramya
    Fusion Food: Pasta

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  30. Looks so delish ....nice recipe ...Ramadan Kareems to you too

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  31. Salam ramadhan al mubarak to u and ur family! woahh simple and nice... i shud gv this a try someday..

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  32. Happy Ramadan to you too. Your recipe is very good. I had this kind of sweet many times and didn't try it even single time. Yummmy..

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  33. wow very innovative n ur clicks r awesome

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  34. Ramadan Kareem to you sis! Those sweets look delish :)
    http://kitchensojourn.blogspot.com

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  35. Happy Ramadan!!! This is a great dessert for celebrations.

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  36. It sounds awesome..great recipe for sure!!!

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  37. These look good, I like rice flour. When you say semolina, is that semolina flour? I don't have jaggery, usually substitute with brown sugar, molasses doesn't quite substitute as well.
    Thank You.

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  38. Wow,these look so good. Great job.

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  39. That looks so perfectly fried. Nice treat.

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  40. These look gorgeous, Akheela. I might make some for Iftar today. Do you think it will work with regular treacle? Have a blessed Ramadan to you and your family!

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  41. wow awesome recipe....very nicely plated....

    http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/08/bookmarked-recipes-every-tuesday-event.html

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  42. very interesting recipe. looking nice and perfectly made

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  43. Happy Ramadan! Srilankan Sweet looks yummy. Never heard of it..Very interesting recipe.

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  44. This sounds new to me :) looks very tempting

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  45. nice click Akheela
    very delicious i like it much. super soji paniyaram

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  46. Happy Ramadan.Delicious treats.

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  47. Ramadan Mubarak, Akheela! Wishing you a blessed Ramadan. This looks fantastic, would be great at Iftar with a cup of tea :)

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  48. These look amazing and I do have all the ingredients except the treacle! I was wondering what to do with my rice flour and am glad that you posted this.
    Yum!

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  49. Lovely dessert and goes great for tea time.

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  50. Ramadhan Mubarak Akeela, A very new recipe...sounds delicious

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  51. Happy Ramadan!!! Superb sweet treats...

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  52. awesome...love d tempting version..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  53. Looks so good & irresistible!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  54. This sounds very delicious and easy to make. Thanks for sharing :)

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  55. Thank You for calling. An Indian lady I met here in USA told me jaggery is like the Mexican piloncello, and dark brown sugar is good substitute. Re semolina: I think you mean the kernels of wheat. Please pardon my ignorance if I'm wrong again. I use rice flour in my fish&chips, used to make every friday night. I love that flour, sorry it is so underused around here.

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  56. Easy tasty treat! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Happy Ramadan! These will be very delicious to break fast with.

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  58. These look wonderful! Happy Ramadan to you and your family :)

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  59. happy ramadan to you and your family...Sweet looks delicious...

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  60. very new and yummy recipe
    happy ramadan Akheela and enjoy the day with your family

    sukanya

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  61. Yummy and cute looking little snacks

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  62. Happy Ramadan to you and to yours! These little gems of yumminess sound amazing!

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  63. Hope you and your family have a blessed Ramadan. Those sweets look so welcoming - I could eat the whole batch (but I won't).

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  64. this look good to serve in festive season, YUM~!

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  65. Ramadhan mubarak!
    These are lovely treats and great clicks!

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  66. These look like little donuts, how delicious! :)

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  67. I've never had these treats but they look and sound delicious!

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  68. These treats look very familiar, I think I have had them, but didnt know their name.But I do remember that they taste awesome! Thanks for sending to 'Serve it - fried'

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  69. Happy Ramadan! I'm fasting in support of my best friend :) I'm totally passing this recipe to her, I think it will be perfect!

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  70. This looks new to me! looks so crispy ... would like to take a bite...

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  71. Happy Ramadan to you and your family.
    These sound and look great. Thanks for sharing

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  72. jaggery is one of my favorite ingredient..i am so gonna try it..seems like a nice treat for iftar and Ramadan Kareem to u 2!!

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  73. Ramadan Mubarak to you! These sweets look delicious! I will have to try them, I have some jaggery in the pantry!

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  74. Ohh.. these look so professional.. I just have one doubt.. after mixing the semolina and rice flour to a smooth paste.. and let it cool down .. will it crumble back so I could knead with water..? I am sorry .. I did not understand correctly.. Pls reply to my email..

    Jabeen's Corner

    Ongoing Event-Iftar nights

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  75. Those looks delicious ..hugs and smiles

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  76. Thank you everyone for the comments and questions

    As Anthony mentioned if you can't find treacle try Mexican piloncello or dark brown sugar syrup. I haven't tried this before.
    Semolina is durum wheat also known as suji rava.
    When the semolina and rice flour is added with the treacle it will be crumbly but once the water is added it will be a smooth ball

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  77. This is a new recipe for me. I will have to try it out. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessed Ramadan!

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