Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups of rice flour
- 1 cup of jaggery
- 1 cup of mango pulp
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom powder
- Oil for frying
Special equipment needed:
- Heavy-bottomed pan
- Mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
1. In a mixing bowl, add rice flour and cardamom powder. Mix well and set aside.
2. In a heavy-bottomed pan, add jaggery and water. Heat on medium flame until the jaggery dissolves completely.
3. Add mango pulp to the jaggery syrup and mix well.
4. Strain the mixture to remove any impurities.
5. Pour the mixture back into the pan and cook on low flame until it thickens and becomes sticky.
6. Turn off the flame and let the mixture cool down.
7. Add the rice flour mixture to the cooled jaggery-mango mixture and knead it into a smooth dough.
8. Divide the dough into small balls and flatten them into discs.
9. Heat oil in a pan for frying.
10. Fry the discs until they turn golden brown.
11. Remove from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
12. Let them cool down completely before serving.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Medium flame for cooking jaggery syrup and low flame for cooking the mixture.
Makes 15-20 pieces
Calories: 120 per piece
Substitutions for ingredients:
- Instead of jaggery, you can use brown sugar or honey.
- You can use any other fruit pulp instead of mango pulp.
- You can add chopped nuts or raisins to the dough for added texture.
- You can add a pinch of saffron to the jaggery-mango mixture for added flavor.
Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the jaggery-mango mixture is thick and sticky before adding the rice flour.
- Knead the dough well to avoid cracks while flattening the discs.
- Fry the discs on medium flame to avoid burning.
Store the Mango Ariselu in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
You can reheat the Mango Ariselu in a microwave for 10-15 seconds or in a preheated oven at 350°F for 5 minutes.
Arrange the Mango Ariselu on a plate and garnish with chopped nuts or powdered sugar.
Chopped nuts or powdered sugar.
Mango Ariselu pairs well with a cup of hot tea or coffee.
Suggested side dishes:
Mango Ariselu can be served as a dessert on its own.
- If the dough is too dry, add a little water to it.
- If the dough is too sticky, add a little rice flour to it.
Food safety advice:
Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying to avoid the discs from absorbing excess oil.
Ariselu is a traditional sweet dish from Andhra Pradesh, India. It is usually made during festivals and special occasions.
Mango Ariselu has a sweet and slightly tangy flavor with a crispy texture.
Serve Mango Ariselu as a dessert after a meal or as a snack with tea or coffee.
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