Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups rice flour
- 1 cup grated apple
- 1 cup jaggery
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup water
- Oil for frying
Special equipment needed:
- Deep frying pan
- Mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Rolling pin
- Parchment paper
1. In a mixing bowl, combine rice flour, grated apple, jaggery, cardamom powder, and salt. Mix well.
2. Gradually add water and knead the mixture into a smooth dough.
3. Divide the dough into small portions and roll them into balls.
4. Place a ball of dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll it out into a thin circle.
5. Cut the circle into small diamond shapes using a knife or a cookie cutter.
6. Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat.
7. Fry the diamond-shaped ariselu in hot oil until golden brown.
8. Remove the ariselu from the oil and place them on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
9. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
10. Serve the apple ariselu warm or at room temperature.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 30 minutes
- Medium heat for frying
- Makes about 20-25 ariselu
- Calories: 120 per serving
- Fat: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 25g
- Protein: 1g
- Fiber: 1g
Substitutions for ingredients:
- Instead of jaggery, you can use brown sugar or honey.
- Instead of rice flour, you can use all-purpose flour or wheat flour.
- You can add chopped nuts like cashews or almonds to the dough for extra crunch.
- You can also add a pinch of saffron for a more aromatic flavor.
Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the dough is not too dry or too wet. It should be pliable and easy to roll out.
- Use a sharp knife or cookie cutter to cut the dough into diamond shapes for a neat finish.
- Fry the ariselu in small batches to ensure even cooking.
- Store the apple ariselu in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
- To reheat, place the ariselu in a preheated oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes or until warm.
- Arrange the apple ariselu on a platter and sprinkle some powdered sugar on top for a festive look.
- You can garnish the ariselu with chopped nuts or edible flowers for added visual appeal.
- Serve the apple ariselu with a cup of hot chai or coffee for a perfect snack.
Suggested side dishes:
- These ariselu can be enjoyed as a standalone snack or paired with some fresh fruit or yogurt.
- If the dough is too dry, add a little more water. If it's too wet, add a little more flour.
Food safety advice:
- Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying to prevent the ariselu from absorbing too much oil.
- Ariselu is a traditional Indian sweet that is typically made during festivals and special occasions.
- The apple ariselu has a sweet and slightly tangy flavor with a hint of cardamom.
- Serve the apple ariselu on a plate with some fresh fruit or a dollop of whipped cream for a decadent dessert.
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