Adhirasam is one of the very traditional decicacies of south India. This is specially prepared in most of the south indian homes during festivals. I had bookmarked this recipe from Raks kitchen and adhirasam is the day 1 post for Blogging Marathon#23 week 2 under the theme traditional dishes.
Raw rice   1 1/2 cup
Jaggery      1cup
White sesame seeds   1tbsp
Cardamom powder    1tsp
Ghee                      1tbsp
Oil                        for deep frying

Wash and soak the rice for 2 hours. Drain it and let it dry only in the shade
Grind it in a mixer to a very fine powder
Seive it and keep it aside
Meanwhile heat the powdered jaggery with very little water. Strain it to remove the impurities.
Now boil it again till it reaches soft ball consistency
Now switch off the fire and add it to the flour and mix well.
Add sesame seeds and cardamom powder to this
Add just enough syrup to hold the flour
Knead it into a soft dough
Keep it closed  for some time
Heat the kadai with oil for deep frying.
Make small balls from the dough
Fatten it into a disc
Deep fry in hot oil. Flip on the other side and deep fry again till it becomes glden brown in colour
Keep the adhirasam between two perforated flat ladles and press to remove the excess oil
Enjoy this traditional delicacy of sout india!!!