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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Aval Kesari-Poha Kesari Recipe-Avalakki Kesari Bath-Gokulashtami Special

As Gokulashtami is nearing, I wanted to share an easy sweet made with flattened rice/beaten rice (known as aval in Tamil). The method is similar to rava kesari but is made with poha/aval. It is easy to make and tastes delicious. Usually we make thattai, seedai and murukku for Krishna Jayanthi, but if you do not find time but still want to do something for Krishma Jayanthi, you can make this poha kesari or even vella aval. Today we will learn how to make aval kesari following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Aval Kesari-Poha Kesari

Aval Kesari-Poha Kesari

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryDessert-Poha
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Aval/Poha/flattened rice -1/2 cup
   Sugar - 1/2 cup
   Ghee/clarified butter - 1/4 cup
   Orange food color - a drop
   Cardamom - 2 pods (powdered) or 1/8 tsp
   Water - 1 cup
   Cashewnuts - 5-6


Heat a tsp of ghee and fry cashew nuts until golden brown. Remove it and keep it aside.

In the same pan, fry the poha/aval on medium heat, stirring continuously, until it changes color slightly.

frying cashew nuts and aval

Once it cools, grind it coarsely in a mixie or blender.

roasted and ground aval


Boil a cup of water in a pan. When water starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and add the coarsely ground poha slowly with one hand and keep stirring with your other hand.

how to make aval kesari

Add a drop of orange color or a pinch of kesari powder. Mix well and cook stirring on medium heat.

Beaten rice kesari

When it thickens slightly, add sugar and a tbsp of ghee.

Avalakki Kesari Bath

Cook stirring for a few more minutes and add another tbsp of ghee.

Keep cooking on medium heat until it leaves the sides of the pan.

Poha Kesari Recipe

Add the rest of the ghee, cardamom powder and cashew nuts. Mix well and remove from heat.

aval kesari recipe

Enjoy making this quick and easy poha kesari for Krishna Jayanthi.

Some Recipes for Janmashtami

Uppu Seedai

Vella Seedai


Murukku Recipes

Vella Aval (quick and easy)

Instant wheat flour appam

Check out more Krishna Jayanthi Recipes

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  1. Oh looks so easy to make. Will try and see

  2. Thick poha is better but if you cannot get, you can use any poha.

  3. Hi pudhu, Only white aval should be used or can use red aval too?

    1. You can use red aval also and follow the same method. Avoid the color.

  4. Nice. Very easy to make.. Thank u

  5. Looks so delicious, nice twist on the usual rava kesari.

  6. Hi padhu very nice I will give a try

  7. Padhu I tried today on the eve of Gokulashtami . It turned out perfect perfect perfect thanks for sharing . Though I used thick poha it came well

  8. Thick or thin poha to be used?

  9. I tried for gokulashtami. Its really nice with red aval


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