Ariselu are an integral part of all festivities in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It has an interesting taste and a soft leathery texture which melts away in your mouth like butter. You can find these at a Telegu household at any time of the year. Ariselu are also famous in other states like Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala. They are known as Adhirasam in Tamil, Kajjaaya in Kannada and Anarsa in Marathi.
Usually, ariselu are made during Sankranti, from the first harvest of rice. You probably remember the hustle and bustle in your home whenever Sankranti arrived. All the members of the family can be seen indulging in the process of making ariselu. One can be seen mixing the dough while the other rolling it. Of course, you will also be able to see hungry kids just returning from their kite flying session to get a taste of freshly made ariselu.