Anarsa is a pastry like delicious sweet dish prepared specially on Diwali. But in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh prepared on sawan month. It can be served both as dessert and as a snack time. It is among the traditional sweet dishes of Maharashtra and Bihar.

The recipe calls for common ingredients available in all households like powdered sugar, rice flour, and ghee. The pastry-like snack is authentically prepared by deep frying the rice discs in a surplus amount of ghee. But I have deep fried in cooking oil. Though they look like a perfect quick fix, the authentic way of preparation is time-consuming as the rice has to be soaked in water for 3 days. If you are short of time, you can try the same with store bought rice flour.

Preparation time- 20 min

Cooking time- 20

Serve- evening snacks or sweets

Cuisine- Maharashtrian \ Bihar


  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Water – 2 cup cup
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Clarified Butter – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds – 1/4 cup
  • Oil for frying


To make the perfect & Crispy Anarsa, take a bowl, and add 1 cup of rice  flour to it.

Take a pan on flame, add 2 cups of water, and boil well.

After the water starts boiling, add ½ cup of sugar add caredmom powder and mix well.

After the sugar melts, little by little, add flour-mix and mix well on low flame.

After the mix turns a little cool, add desi ghee and sesame seeds knead well and add water as required to prepare a soft dough.

Take a portion of dough, prepare a roll, and cut it into small pieces.

take a piece and prepare a small ball.

place the prepared ball on sesame seeds, press & flatter it, and coat it on all sides with sesame seeds.

prepare the Anarsa with the remaining dough

(you can give any type of shape to your Anarsa).

Take a pan on flame, add oil for frying and heat well.

After the oil is hot, add prepared Anarsa into the oil and fry well on medium flame.

After the Anarsa turns golden & crispy on both sides, transfer them to a plate and fry the next batch.

Now your perfect Anarsa is completely ready, and you can enjoy with your loved once.

Even You can store for one month in air tight container.

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