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)
1/2tsp Yellow food colour
1tsp Cardamom powder
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..