Friday 4 September 2015

Red Aval Kesari / Poha Kesari - Krishna Jayanthi Special

Here is a simple but healthy recipe to serve as prasadham / offering to Lord Krishna on the special occasion of Krishna Jayanthi.  In this recipe I have used red rice flakes to increase the nutritive content of the dish; instead, you can also use white rice flakes / poha (Hindi) / Aval (Tamil).

Here are the links for my other recipes using red rice flakes:

Easy Red Aval Ladoo (Poha / Rice Flakes Ladoo)
Sweet Poha / Vella Aval / Aval with Jaggery

Serves - 3  to 4 people


Red Rice flakes  - 1 cup (thick variety)
Sugar - 1  cup
Water - 3 cups (approximately)
Cardamom Powder -½ tsp
Ghee - 2 to 3 tbsp
Cashew nuts - 10 to 12 nos.
Kesari colour - a pinch


Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan; add cashews and fry till colour changes to golden brown. Keep aside.

In the same pan, fry rice flakes till you get a nice aroma for about 3 to 5 minutes in medium flame.   Keep aside.

Once it is cooled,  grind it to a coarse powder.

 In a pan, add  3 cups of water and kesari colour; allow to boil. 
Add powdered rice flakes to the water and simultaneously stir to avoid lumps (do this in medium flame) and cook till the water is absorbed.

Add sugar and stir well till it melts.

Add ghee, cardamom powder and nuts to the mixture and keep stirring till it leaves the sides of the pan.

Serve hot.


Adjust the sugar and ghee level to suit your taste!

Amount of water will differ according to the variety and thickness of the rice flakes.


  1. This look super easy poornima.Wonderful clicks.

  2. Thanks Poornima, I did try this recipe and it came out good. I've linked your page under the post.

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  4. Can we try and make this without grinding the aval? Have you tried this

  5. Hi Kaviya, I have not tried without grinding aval. Kesari texture won't come ,if you don't aval.


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