Friday 21 June 2013

Sweet Poha / Vella Aval / Aval with Jaggery

This yummy sweet / snack is easy to make with simple ingredients and a perfect choice for nivedhyam / prasadham that can be prepared in a short time.   I remember, my mom used to prepare this as a evening snack for us.

Here, I have used matta (brown) rice flakes to increase the nutritive value.


Matta rice flakes – 1 cup 
Jaggery –  ½  to ¾ cup 
Water –  ¼ tsp
Ghee-  2 tsp 
Cashew nuts - 10 (broken into pieces)
Cardamom powder- 1 tsp 


Wash and drain the aval; keep aside (you may have to soak it for 5 minutes in water if you are using a thick variety; completely drain after soaking & washing)

Roast the cashews with ghee in a pan and keep aside (reserve some for garnishing).

In the same pan, mix jaggery and water.  Boil till the jaggery melts and filter to remove impurities if any.

Again place the pan; add the filtered  jaggery and allow to boil till becomes a thick syrup.

Add aval and mix gently till jaggery syrup coats the aval well and till the moisture dries up.

Once it is done add the grated coconut, cardamom powder and cashew nuts.

Mix well and switch off the gas.  Now the aval is ready to serve.


You may also use white rice flakes to prepare this dish.

Colour of this dish depends on the quality and colour of the jaggery.


  1. This is used to be my fav snack during my schooling days..I love it

  2. This might still be my favorite breakfast, only thing I would add is a bit of milk..

  3. My fav snack ..looks soooperrr!!

  4. yummy snack ! my fav combo :)

  5. perfect with pazham :) my hubbys fav... am also drafted dis :D

  6. My all time favourite snack, love to finish that bowl.

  7. Yes this was one among the favourite snacks during my childhood too.. :)
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