Aval Kesari / Avalakki kesaribhaat



1 cup thick poha/ avalakki/ beaten rice

3/4 cup sugar

6 tblsp ghee

1 tsp cardamom powder

10 cashewnuts

10 raisins

1/4 tsp saffron colour


  • Dry roast poha/ avalakki over a low medium flame for 5 minutes and let it cool completely.
  • Grind the roasted poha into a coarse powder like rava consistency
  • Heat 2 tblsp of ghee in a pan and add cashews , fry until it turns golden brown
  • Add raisins and roast till golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same ghee add the powdered poha and roast for 2-3 mins
  • Pour 2 cups of boiling water to the roasted poha and mix well without any lumps
  • Add the remaining ghee and stir well
  • Keep stirring and cook until the mixture is thick and the poha is cooked completely/
  • Add sugar,saffron colour,cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Keep stirring and cook for about 5-8 mins or till you get the halva consistency
  • Add the roasted nuts, raisins and serve hot.


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