Thursday, 9 August 2012

Aval / Poha Payasam

Sri Krishna Jayanthi or Gokulashtami is the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna and is celebrated all over India. I prepared aval payasam as an offering for Lord Krishna. It is a very healthy & easy to make recipe.

Ingredients - Serves 4

  • Aval / Poha - 3/4 cup
  • Brown sugar/ Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Milk - 2 cups + 1/2 cup
  • Broken cashew nuts - 2 tblsp
  • Raisins - 1 tblsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Grated coconut - 2 tblsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp

  • Heat the pan with ghee and fry aval and grated coconut to light brown colour - remove & keep it aside

  • In the same pan heat the remaining ghee and fry cashew nuts and raisins to nice golden brown - remove and keep it aside

  • Boil the milk in the pan and simmer it for 5 - 10 minutes or until the milk slightly thickens up

  • Now add sugar, cardamom powder and mix well
  • Now add fried aval and coconut to  the boiling milk 
  • Cook the aval in the milk for 10 to 15 minutes until it is done

  • Add fried cashew nuts & raisins - Stir thoroughly & switch off the flame
  • Serve hot or cold

Note - Aval absorbs the milk so add 1/2 cup of milk before serving.
Nutritional Information

  • Poha is low in sodium, fat and cholesterol. It is easily digestible
  • Poha controls blood pressure and lowers the risk of heart diseases
  • Per serving = 275 calories approximately


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