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Gur Anarsa

Sweets may generally remind one of the City of Joy, Kolkata, but sweet delicacies of Bihar still top the list of connoisseurs here. These delicacies range from tilkut of Gaya fame to rasiya of north Bihar. The variety of indigenous sweet delicacies here has a traditional background.

Gur Anarsa, another dish from Bihari cuisine is an simple yet lip smacking recipe and a treat to your sweet tooth.

Anarsa is a sweet dish prepared with numerous styles and shape for many festivals like Holi, Diwali and so on. It taste super-duper delicious and is easy to make as well. 


Recipe type: Sweets recipe

Cuisine: Indian

Prep time:  5 mins

Cook time:  25 mins

Total time: 30 mins

Serves: 4


  • Rice flour - 1 cup (150 grams)
  • Jaggery - more than ½ cup (75 grams)
  • Sesame seeds - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Poppy seeds - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Ghee - for frying anarsa.


  • Finely crush the jaggery in mortar pestle.
  • Take sesame seeds and poppy seeds in separate plate to coat the anarsa.
  • Take rice flour in a big mixing bowl and add finely grind jaggery into it.
  • Mix really well and knead a smooth and firm dough. You’ll need to mix jaggery in flour for around 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Now cover the dough and keep aside for 15-20 minutes to set. Heat enough ghee in a wok or pan to deep fry the anarsa.
  • Dough is now ready, grease your hands with some ghee and pinch small size dough and roll giving it a round shape.
  • Dust this dough ball with some sesame seeds and roll back again then flatten it slightly. You can also coat the anarsa with poppy seeds as well.
  • Now gently slide the anarsa in medium hot ghee for deep frying and fry until golden brown and little crispy from both sides on low flame.
  • Drain out the fried Anarsa on kitchen paper towels to remove excess ghee. Continue making the anarsa until the entire mixture is utilized.
  • Serve this delectable and delicious anarsa warm.