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Aval Kesari

on April 22, 2015

First time when I saw this recipe I was stunned, I had always heard of sheera made using rava, But this involved “Poha”, 😮 Well surprised as I was already, But wanted to try this recipe as it looked so very interesting to me. I did it last time for as a treat for “Akshaya Tritiya”, My hubby just loved it, and of course even he couldn’t make out that this dish was made from “Poha” 😉

Recipe Credits : Raks Kitchen


  • Aval / Poha (Thick variety) : 1/2 cup
  • Sugar : 1/4 cup (I reduced the qty of sugar to 1/4 cup and it worked perfectly for me, if you want you may add 1/2 cup)
  • Water : 1 cup
  • Yellow food colour : a pinch (optional)
  • Cardamom : 1
  • Ghee : 2 & 1/2 tblsp
  • Salt : 1 pinch
  • Cashew nut : 5


  • Heat a pan with little ghee and fry broken cashewnuts in it until golden in medium flame. Transfer to a bowl, add poha to it.
  • Fry for a minute in medium flame without changing its colour. Powder coarsely like rava.
  • Boil water and add the powdered poha, salt to it, mix well. Cook covered in low flame until all water is absorbed and poha cooked softly. Mix in between to avoid getting burnt
  • Add sugar, food colour, powdered cardamom to the cooked poha and mix. First it will become watery.
  • Keep stirring in meidum flame adding ghee until it leaves the sides.

2 responses to “Aval Kesari

  1. Suman Bhat says:

    Tried it today Shweta and was surprised it tastes exactly same like Rava Sheera.Thanks for this new alternative recipe.Kids enjoyed it very much ,Ur blog always gives us a new energy to enter into the same old kitchen with same old ingredients 😉 The twist makes every recipe from ur blog all the more worthwhile (y)

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