Hello and welcome dear friends once again to my corner. Today I’m sharing a recipe of Anarsa, a savoury sweet and snack recipe of Bihar, which is tasty, easily made and is a delicacy dish made on various occasions now everywhere in India. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:For the batter.

  1. Fresh rice flour – 1/2 kg.
  2. Sugar(powdered) – 1 1/2 cups.
  3. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.
  4. Curd – 1 cup. (or till you can make a pliable dough out of the rice flour).
  5. Cardamom powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Dry coconut flakes or copra – 1 1/2 tbsp.
  7. Raisin – 1 tsp.
  8. Poppy seeds – spread on a plate.

For frying –Vegetable oil.


Step 1 

Take a bowl and put rice flour in it. Add to it the given amounts of oil, sugar, raisins, coconut flakes, and then slowly add curd to it. The given ingredients should form a pliable dough.

Step 2

Heat oil in a vessel and when it is quite hot, make mini pancakes with the dough by spreading it on your palm. Now coat it in the poppy seeds spread in a plate and drop them slowly in the hot oil. One thing to be remembered is that these pancakes are very tender so it must not be tossed too much from one side to the other as they may break in the vessel. When they become firm and reddish on one side toss it then only to the other.

Step 3

Drain the excess oil out of the cakes on a tissue paper. Enjoy.

The dish, Anarsa is ready. It can be had as a snack or can be enjoyed with your cup of tea and coffee. Do try the recipe at home and share your comments and feedback and clear out doubts if there are any. This dish is a delicacy, in the northern region of India. It is crunchy, sweet and you can get a great combination of the taste of rice flour and curd in it. It is liked in my family and becomes an immediate hit among kids. So try it out to get the super taste of this one. Till then happy cooking, healthy living!!!