Aval Kesari | Poha Kesari | Flattened Rice Kesari

 Aval Kesari | Poha Kesari | Flattened Rice Kesari Recipe

Aval Kesari

Aval Kesari is a traditional Indian dessert that is enjoyed during festive occasions and celebrations. The dish is made with flattened rice(called Aval in Tamil),sugar,ghee and flavored with saffron, cardamom, and nuts such as almonds and pistachios.
In Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna is often depicted as a mischievous and playful deity. He is known for his love of food, especially sweets, and is said to have a particular fondness for Aval Kesari. Legend has it that Lord Krishna would often sneak into the kitchens of his devotees and steal their offerings of Aval Kesari, much to the dismay of the cooks.
Despite this, Lord Krishna was also seen as a benevolent deity who protected his devotees from harm. He is revered as a symbol of love and compassion, and is believed to grant strength and wisdom to those who pray to him.
Aval Kesari is a popular choice for offering to Lord Krishna during puja (worship) ceremonies and other religious rituals. It is also a common treat at weddings and other special events, where it is served as a symbol of prosperity and good fortune.
In addition to its cultural and religious significance, Aval Kesari is also enjoyed for its delicious flavor and creamy texture. The dish is easy to prepare and can be modified to suit individual taste preferences. It is often served as a dessert after a meal, or as a snack during the day.
So if you want to make a quick sweet for neivedanam(offering) try this aval kesari for Krishna jayanthi festival.Check out the recipe below .


Thick Aval/ Poha/Flattened rice-1 cup
Sugar -3/4-1 cup
Ghee -2 tbsps or as required 
Cardamom powder a pinch
Kesari colour or orange food colour -1/8 Tsp 
Cashews and raisins few

Recipe Video


👉Heat 1-2 Tsps of ghee in a pan add cashews and raisins and sauté them until nice golden brown colour transfer to a plate set aside .

👉In the same pan roast the aval for a minute in medium flame until light golden brown colour switch off the gas , cool and powder it to rava consistency.set aside.

👉Next add 2 cups water allow it to boil, add kesari colour and cardamom powder.

👉Once the water comes to rolling boil add powdered aval, mix well continuously without any lumps and cook until its done.It takes just to 2-4 minutes for the Aval /poha to get cooked.

👉Now once the poha is cooked add in the sugar and  mix well until the sugar completely dissolves and the mixture becomes gooey. (Don’t worry it will thicken later).

👉Allow the kesari to cook by adding remaining ghee until it thickens and leaves the sides of the kadai and forms a non sticky mass.Add the roasted cashews and raisins mix well. Switch off the gas.


Preparation Time -15 mins
Serves -4-5

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