Aathrasu | Kajjaya

Aathrasu is a Jaggery Sweet Dish. Ideally made on festival / occasions and mostly by the Iyengar community. This is also called Kajjaya in Kannada. Tried it for the Dussehra / Navaratri Festival and it came out really delicious.

Prep Time : 20 Mins + 2days
Cooking time : 15 Mins


  • Rice  / Aarshi / Akki - 1/2 kg
  • Jaggery / Vellu / Bella 4 cup 
  • Finally Chopped Coconut pieces / Thenga churu / Thengina churu - 2 tbsp
  • White Sesame seeds / Valle Yell / Beli Yellu - 2 tsp
  • Cardamom Powder / Yellarshi pudi / Yellaki pudi - 1/2 tsp

  1. Soak rice for 2 days in between change water dry it and make powder 
  2. Make a jaggery syrup (like caramel), add rice flour, coconut pieces, cardamom powder and mix well on the low flame and remove from the flame & cool then 
  3. Make a small balls and press it like puri size apply sesame seeds and deep fry it in the oil till golden color 
  4. Serve
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Priya Suresh said...

Am drooling over that delicious Aathrasu.

Lakshmi said...

slurrrp!! parcel madri, tumba chennagide

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thanks priya
Thanks Lakshmi...kanditha parcel madthini:)) Dasara habbada shubhasyagalu

Nava K said...

I have never made it before and usually pinch some from my mum. I am a big of this sweet. After seeing your recipe, I am triggered to try my hand over the same.

swathi said...

Thank u for the recipe... can u pls tell me how many peices will that come upto

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Swathi , for me around 10 pieces It also depends on the size.