Thursday, November 12, 2015


#AvalKesari  #riceflakeskesari  #beatenricekesari : I was craving for a sweet and that too a sweet with jaggery. Generally I used to wash aval in water and then drain the water completely. The washed #aval [ #BeatenRice/#RiceFlakes ] is allowed to stand for 10 minutes. Then coconut scrapings, jaggery and cardamom powder are mixed with aval. This sweet aval tastes good but will become soggy as time passes and become tasteless.
So I  prepared a sweet with aval & jaggery by keeping in mind the recipe of aval sakkarai pongal. The sweet thus prepared was a great success and I named it as #AvalKesari. The taste was very good and texture was as soft as kesari.
Now we will see the method of preparation.

aval kesari [ rice flakes kesari ]

Ingredients :
1/2 cupAval [ rice flakes/beaten rice ]
1/2 cupCoconut scrapings
1/2 cup heapedJaggery [ adjust ]
1 cupMilk, boiled and cooled down
1/2 TspCardamom powder
1/4 TspNutmeg powder
1 Tbspghee
1 pinchsalt
1/2 TspRoasted Till [ sesame ]

Method :
Dry roast aval in a hot kadai for 5 minutes to make it crisp.
Coarsely grind in a mixer after it cools down.
Soak in already boiled and cooled milk.

Grease a plate with ghee and set aside.

Now in a vessel take jaggery and add 1/4 cup of water.
Stir well over a medium flame till it dissolves.
Strain through a filter into a heavy bottomed wide vessel or a non stick kadai.
Keep the vessel containing the jaggery dissolved water on a stove over medium flame.
Add aval soaked in milk and stir well.
Then add coconut and keep stirring.
Once all mix together add ghee, a pinch of salt and keep on stirring continuously.
When it starts leaving the sides of the vessel and becomes a single mass, add cardamom powder and nutmeg powder.
Again stir well for 2 minutes.
Turn off the stove and transfer on to the greased plate and tap the plate to spread the sweet evenly.
Sprinkle roasted till seeds [ sesame seeds ] over the hot aval sweet.
Allow to stand for some time to cool down little bit and then cut into pieces using a clean & dry knife.

It tastes very good when its hot.
It tastes too good when its cold also.
Try once and you would definitely try to prepare again and again!!!

aval kesari [ rice flakes kesari ]

Other related recipes you may like to try

Buckwheat sakkarai pongal sakkarai pongal samai [ little millet ] sakkarai pongal kuthiraivaali [ barnyard millet ] sakkarai pongal Thinai [ foxtail millet ] sakkarai pongal

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