½ cup kolam rice
½ cup grated jaggery
7 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp semolina (rava/suji)
2 tbsp sugar
Aanarsa is an amazing sweet dish that can make any occasion special—it’s the perfect dish for the festive season and is incredibly tasty and refreshing. The traditional pastry-like dish first originated in Maharashtra and Bihar. It is packed with the sweetness of jaggery and the goodness of poppy seeds. These two, in fact, form the secret of its mouth-watering taste that is admired by everyone. Alright then, let’s dive right into the recipe.
One whole aanarsa is packed with many healthy ingredients that keep heart diseases away. Poppy seeds are also beneficial for the skin and hair. The mineral iron in the poppy seeds helps maintain muscles and bones. Furthermore, it also regulates brain activity.
Rice provides you with carbohydrates which will keep you active all day. Milk is well-known for its protein and calcium content. Jaggery, on the other hand, is rich in iron and various other vitamins. It also cleanses the digestive system preventing anemia, jaundice, cough, and common cold.
How to make Aanarsa