Anarse recipe -The basic ingredient of this sweet is fresh rice flour. Rice flour is prepared in a special way for this sweet. Rice is soaked continuously for three days by changing water each day. On fourth day, drain water and dry the rice under shadow. Make fine flour with this rice and use this rice flour for preparing anarse. Making anarse by using such rice flour makes it crispy and layered. Being fried in ghee, this sweet is high in calories and highly addictive. The poppy seeds adds extra taste and crunchiness to the sweet. Anarse is made during special occasion like Diwali and Ganesh chaturthi festival. Actually I made it during Diwali festival, but I couldn't post it at that time. It came out very well. It was crispy and reasonably sweet. You can add more jaggery if you like a more sweeter version. We all liked it a lot. Do try this anarse and I am sure that you will like it.
Anarse recipe with step by step pictures
Put the rice flour in a large bowl. Add the jaggery powder and mix well.
Add the milk if required and knead it to a smooth dough. Keep covered for 7 - 8 hours.
Then knead the dough again to smooth for 4 -5 minutes.Take a small lemon sized dough and roll it to round ball shape. Coat one side of the dough ball with poppy seeds.
Place it on a rolling board and gently flatten it with your fingers to make a round shape or roll it with a rolling pin.
Heat ghee in a small frying pan and when ghee melts, slip the anarse slowly in it
Fry on low flame until golden in colour and crisp from both sides
Drain ghee and store in an airtight container. Serve the anarse hot or cold. Either way it tastes great.