Anarsa is a popular sweet dish of Maharashtra and central India, mostly made during Indian festivals like Diwali, Holi, and Ganesh Chaturthi. It is served as a dessert and most of the people relish in eating this yummy sweet. Probably, you might have heard before about this dish even I didn’t know. But, when I came to know, learned its recipe and cooked at home, it was delicious to taste!!!

Now this time it’s your turn to try this dish yourself at home and you’ll definitely acquire approval for this new dish by your family members and friends. And, for that, we’re here with you to learn the recipe of this dish by providing simple steps.

Following are the instructions for the sweet dish “Anarsa”:


  • Rice Flour (chawal ka aata)- 250 gm
  • Khoya/Mawa- 100 gm
  • Sugar- 125 gm
  • Ilaichi Powder- ½ tsp
  • Til (seasame)- 2 tbsp
  • Cooking oil/Ghee- 250 gm
  • Dry Fruits- 2 tbsp (chopped fine)

Methods for Preparation

  • Make sugar syrup with 250 ml water and boil it.
  • Add rice flour (chawal ka aata) and stir it continuously, so that a lump is not formed of it.
  • Cook it for 5 minutes and then keep aside for cooling and after that make the dough.
  • For khoya mixture, add ilachi powder and dry fruits into it and blend it well.
  • Make the round balls of the dough and flat them with a rolling pin and stuff it with the khoya mixture in the center.
  • Then, close the edges together to seal the mixture.
  • Now, paste the til (sesame) on one side them and soak into hot oil.
  • Deep fried until they get brown.