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


  • 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
  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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