Saturday, April 11, 2009

Aval/Poha Kesari

Flattened rice also called beaten rice is a dehusked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes. These flakes of rice swell when added to liquid, whether hot or cold, as they absorb water, milk or any other liquids. The thicknesses of these flakes vary between almost translucently thin to nearly four times thicker than a normal rice grain.Flattened rice can be eaten raw by immersing it in plain water or milk, with salt and sugar to taste, or lightly fried in oil with nuts, raisins, cardamoms, and other spices.Poha, flatten rice flakes as kesari, its really very easy and delicious kesari, i prepared today as our dessert for my relatives who came today for lunch,its was a big hit and everyone relished it..this kesari suits prefectly for festivals too..this poha kesari tastes utterly delicious and replace very well the usual rawa kesari...This is my 2nd entry for CFK-Rice guest hosted by Trupti of Recipe Center, event by Sharmi. also goes to Srivalli's Mithai Mela....


1cup Poha/aval (thin)
1/2cup Milk
1cup Water
3/4cup Sugar
Pinch Salt
1/2tsp Yellow food colour
1tsp Cardamom powder
2tbsp Ghee
1tsp Butter
10nos Cashew nuts

Heat the butter and fry the poha until they get roasted, keep aside...Bring boil milk, water, food colour and sugar, once they starts boiling put the flame in simmer and add gradually the roasted poha little by little and stir well , keep the flame in medium high also add the cardamom powder n cook until they get off from the bottom of the vessel, meanwhile heat the ghee in a pan , fry the cashew nuts until they turn slightly brown, add this hot ghee n cashew immediately to the poha kesari, stir well...put off the stove..

Serve hot!

22 comments:

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

This kesari is new to me Priya, looks delicious with a few ingredients, I am planning to make your kesari for Tamil New Year, thanks dear :)

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

looks so delicious Priya! New recipe for me too!

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

New to me..looking delicious priya..

Lavanya said... Reply To This Comment

new to me..creative gal...nice dessert!

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Looks awesome Priya...would love to try..have some poha here

Madhumathi said... Reply To This Comment

Aval kesari looks simple and delicious.Nice recipe :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

ow looks soo yummy priya.. chance e illa.

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

Makes a ovely dessert! lOOKS delicious Priya.

Priya Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

New dessert Priya... Simple and tasty!! :) Can we use soft poha for that? Naanum try panni pakkaren... :D

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

Never thought we cn actually make something like this yum outof Aval..:)good one da..:)

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

wow..Kesari with Aval??never thought of it...new recipe to me..good one dear!!!

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

ooohh very very new to me looks so delicious yum yum so creative priya

aquadaze said... Reply To This Comment

never imagined making anything other than poha and chivda with flattened rice! This is absolutely original Priya

sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

never thought of making kesari with aval..sounds good..

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks friends for all ur encouraging comments..

Priya u can use either thin r thick poha, but u have to take care of water measurements, if urs is thick, add 2cups of water for a cup of poha..

Mangala Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

Wow ! nice recipe i love kesari ...new recipe again ..:D Thanks for sharing :) energy queen :)

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Poha keasri, very different and tasty kesari Priya!

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

Never made kesari with poha this is new to me... Looks really nice...

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Wow awesome....Simple and delish.

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

Poha kesari is new to me Priya. Looks very delicious & easy to make. THanks for sending this recipe for event.

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

have to try this Priya. i made this once and it was rock solid :D

Deepa Hari said... Reply To This Comment

U come up with so many new recipes Priya....thats great...like ur energy...one more new dish....looks yum.