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Poha Or Aval Kesari

Poha Or Aval Kesari
Poha Or Aval Kesari
  • Prep time
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  • Serves2 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeSouth Indian
  • Good for Snacks
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About this Recipe

Aval kesari is very easy to prepare and gets ready in no time.  It is made from avalakki or poha or flattened rice, sugar, ghee, cardamom powder and nuts and is very delicious and tasty.  Aval kesari  can be prepared in a jiffy when you have little time to make any sweets.  This sweet is generally prepared during Janmashtami as aval is the favourite food of Lord Krishna.

Ingredients & Quantity
  • Aval or poha – 1/2 cup
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 2 cups approx
  • Ghee - 2 tablespoons
  • Cardamom powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cashewnuts – 5 to 6 for garnishing
  • Orange or kesar food colour – a pinch
How to cook?
  1. Heat a pan and dry roast the poha for upto 5 minutes on a low flame. Remove them in a plate. Once cooled down, grind them to a coarse powder to the rava consistency. In the same pan, add cashew nuts and fry them till golden brown and keep aside.
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  3. Add powdered poha to the pan and roast on a low flame for 2-3 minutes.  Boil 2  cups of boiling water in a separate vessel.  Add this boiling water  to the roasted poha and cook on a medium flame.  Cook till  the water is completely absorbed and poha is cooked.
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  5. Once the poha is cooked, add sugar, cardamom powder and orange food color and mix well.  Stir immediately and cook on a low flame.  The mixture will become little watery.
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  7. Add ghee and cook till it leaves the sides of the pan and does not stick to the sides of the pan.  Switch off the flame.  Aval kesari is now ready to be served.
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Ask a question, give feedback or compliment Charus Cuisine

Again an awesome recipe. This looks exactly what we get in market. Is Kesari bath and Aval Kesari same?

  • Charus Cuisine Thanks for the appreciation.  Aval kesari is made from poha or puffed rice..
    about a minute ago