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Banana Anarsa

Vibha Kulkarni
15 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Banana Anarsa RECIPE

Anarsa or Adhirasam is an Indian pastry-like snack commonly associated with the Indian festival like Diwali and special occasions like marriages. Traditionally Anarsas are made from soaked rice and jaggery. The rice is soaked in water for 3 days, where water is changed daily to mitigate fermentation. The rice is then dried and ground into a fine powder. and then it is mixed with jaggery. But in today's busy life it's difficult to follow this traditional recipe.Yet I was able to make these delicious Anaras easily by introducing just one magic ingredient "Banana".These 'Banana Anarasas' are equally porous,crunchy ,light and very flavorful like traditional anarsas. Try this easy recipe and give surprise to your family and friends.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Indian
  • Frying
  • Snacks
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. 2 ripe bananas
  2. 1 cup rice flour
  3. 3/4 cup jaggery
  4. 1/4 cup Beaten rice
  5. 2 teaspoons ghee
  6. 1/4 cup Poppy seeds
  7. 3 to 4 cardamom
  8. oil to fry


  1. Grind rice flour,beaten rice,cardamom and jaggery together in mixer
  2. To get fine powder
  3. Add mashed bananas and 2 teaspoons of melted ghee
  4. Mix well and make a stiff dough
  5. Cover and keep the dough to set for about 8 hours.
  6. Knead the dough gently by applying oil to the palms.
  7. Pinch small amount of dough and make a ball and coat one side with poppy seeds.
  8. Then flatten it into thin small discs on the greased palm gently by using fingertips .
  9. Now slide the anarsa in hot oil and deep fry on low flame until it turns golden brown on both sides.
  10. Remove from oil and place fried anara on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.
  11. Continue the procedure for remaining dough .

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Mani Kaur
Mani Kaur   Feb-19-2018

Reminds me of my childhood. My grandmother used to make this for me.

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