Andhra Arisalu-Nethi (Sankranti Special)
Ariselu is an Indian pan-fried sweet treat that is somewhat like a crispy fried cookie or firm pancake. It is made with rice flour, sesame seeds and coconut that is sweetened with a type of unrefined sugar. This food is often flavored with cardamom, but can be made without it. Ariselu looks somewhat like flatter, darker molasses cookies sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Arisa or Arisalu is a Telugu word which means rice. It is a traditional dish and is prepared during festivals like Sankranthi. It is also called kajaya in Kannada. A similar sweet in TamilNadu is called Athirsasam.