Athirasam (Tamil old name Amutharasam or Athiraha)[citation needed] [(Sinhala: අතිරස) means extremely tasty)] is a sweet in 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][3] Athirasa is served on festive occasions along with other sweets such as Kavum, Kokis, and Aluwa.[4][5][3]


  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. ^ a b "Athirasa | Traditional Sweet Pastry From Sri Lanka | TasteAtlas". Retrieved 2024-03-29.
  4. ^ Gunasekera, Manique (2005). The postcolonial identity of Sri Lankan English. Katha Publishers. p. 295. ISBN 955-1115-00-7.
  5. ^ de Silva, Deema (2002). Life cycle rituals among the Sinhalese. Sridevi. p. 11. ISBN 955-9419-19-6.