Appu | Aathrasu (Dhidir | Quick Version)

Appu | Aathrasu is a Jaggery Sweet Dish. Ideally made on festival / occasions and mostly by the Iyengar community. This recipe is a quick version we called it as dhidir.








Prep Time : 10 Mins + 4 hrs Rice soaking time
Frying Time : 15 Mins

Ingredients

  • Rice - 1 cups ( I have used sona masoori rice)
  • Jaggery - 1-1/2 cups (adjust as per taste)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh Grated Coconut - 1 cup
Method
  1. Soak rice for 4 hr and then drain water 
  2. Grind into a smooth paste (do not add water)
  3. Then grind jaggery and coconut smooth paste in the mixer (do not add water)
  4. Add cardamom powder mix well jaggery mixture and rice paste
  5. Heat oil in a big wok 
  6. Take a medium size spoon. Pour the batter into hot oil slowly 
  7. Cook and turn on the other side let cook for few mins each appu then squeeze out all oil using 2 spatulas remove



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Moong Dal Halwa

Moongdal halwa is an indian dessert rich & delicious and it is the best sweet in winter.  I made this for Diwali.



Prep Time : 10 Mins + 4 Hrs Soaking Time
Cook Time : 20 Mins

Ingredients

  • Hesaru bele / Yellow split moong dal - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 1/4 cup
  • Chiroti rave / Rava - 1 tbsp
  • Kadale hittu / Besan flour - 2 tsp
  • Sakkare / Sugar  - 2 cups
  • Neru / Water - 1/2 cup
  • Kesari / Saffron water - 1 tbsp (Hot water + Kesar)
  • Yelakki / Cardamon powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry fruits ( almonds & Pistachios) crushed - 2 tbsp
Method
  1. Soak moongdal for 4 hours. Drain the water and blend into a coarse paste
  2. In a pan add sugar and water bring into boil then add kesar water
  3. In the other side of the stove. Heat pan on low flame and add ghee 
  4. Add rava and besa together and mix well and stir for few mins (so that the color gradually change)
  5. Add slowly moong dal constantly stir on low flame (should be cook until raw smell goes)
  6. Add Sugar syrup slowly stir constantly 
  7. Add dry fruits and cardamon powder mix well on low flame till becomes halwa consistency
  8. Serve hot with mixture





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