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Athirasa or Athiraha ((Sinhalese: අතිරස) means extremely tasty) is a sweet of Sri Lankan cuisine. It is a sweet-cake of jaggery and rice flour made into a paste flattened into circles and fried. Athirasa is also famous in India for Diwali. [1][2] Athirasa is served on festive occasions along with other sweets such as Kavum, Kokis, and Aluwa.[3][4]


  1. ^ Pillai, N. Vanamamalai (1982). Temples of the Setu and Rameswaram. Kunj. p. 91. 
  2. ^ Alles, Doreen (1997). Traditional foods & cookery down the ages Volume 2 of Facets of Sri Lanka. D. Alles. p. 60. ISBN 955-96018-1-4. 
  3. ^ Gunasekera, Manique (2005). The postcolonial identity of Sri Lankan English. Katha Publishers. p. 295. ISBN 955-1115-00-7. 
  4. ^ de Silva, Deema (2002). Life cycle rituals among the Sinhalese. Sridevi. p. 11. ISBN 955-9419-19-6. 

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