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August 16, 2011

AVAL KESARI / POHA Kesari - Kesari Varieties

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I came to know about this aval kesari/poha kesari from my school friend Swarna.It was very new to me because i've tasted kesari made with rava / semiya. When she told about this i found it interesting. I made for my friday pooja . It came out well and tasted excellent. We loved it.Its very simple to do. Try this and let me know ladies !!

AVAL KESARI 1


INGREDIENTS
  • POHA / THICK AVAL - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 - 3/4 cup (I used 1/2cup)
  • Water - 1.5 cups ( U can replace water with milk too )
  • Ghee - 2 -3 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cashews - A few
  • Orange-red food color / Kesari color - a pinch
METHOD
  • Heat a kadai with a tbsp of ghee and fry the cashews. Remove and set aside.
  • Now add the aval/poha in the same kadai and fry till it gets roasted with a nice aroma.U can add another tbsp of ghee while roasting.
  • Now grind the roasted poha to a coarse powder like rava.This enhances quick cooking.
  • Take the measured water in a bowl by adding food color.Allow it to boil. 
  • Lower the flame and add the ground poha. Mix without lumps.  Cover cook for 10 mins stirring in between.
  • Once the poha gets cooked, add sugar and mix well.
  • Add a tbsp of ghee at this stage. Mix well.
  • Mixture will be a liquid. 
  • Stir constantly for few minutes adding tsp of ghee at regular intervals  ( may be 7 - 8 mins). It will become thick.  
  • At one stage the kesari becomes non sticky and leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Add the roasted cashews and cardamom powder . Mix well and transfer to a bowl .
Serve hot !!
aval kesari

TIPS :
  • Here I've mentioned the actual ratio given by my friend.So adjust the sugar & water ratio accordingly .Add more ghee while u make for ur guests ;)


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33 comments :

Sushma said...

that looks perfect and yummy..long back i had made from paper thin poha..I should try this one :)

Raks said...

I have tasted this in chithra's house,haha - in Thiruvaroor. It was so yumm,i like it too!

Unknown said...

Wow interesting idea...looks yummy

Santosh Bangar said...

wow innovative recipe of pongal.super

Reva said...

Very innovative dish.. looks absolutely delicious:) Loved it..
Reva

Chitra said...

Thanks all :)

Hari Chandana P said...

Interesting recipe.. looks very good.. thanks for sharing :)
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Daisy Roshan said...

the kesari looks very delicious ...

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks delicious and tempting.

Ramya said...

I never knew we cud make yummy kesari out of Poha..i just know Rava kesari:-)What a timing..i hav a bag of poha sitting in my pantry waiting to be opened:-)

Unknown said...

Wow i too make this for krishna jayanthi,luks really delicious...

GEETHA ACHAL said...

wow...tempting and easy to make aval kesari...Thanks..

Rekha shoban said...

very interesting n healthy kesari~~

divya said...

Very innovative dish.. looks absolutely delicious:)

Dibs said...

Looks delicious and flavoursome.

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Vimitha Durai said...

Yummy kesari... Looks nice

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Quick recipe...looks delicious and tempting..

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

very different from the usual payasam we make with aval.Very nice texture and nice clicks

Srividhya Ravikumar said...

looks very lovely..lovely colour..

Suja Manoj said...

Tempting dessert..love the color

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Nice and looks yummy....

Rumana Rawat said...

Very nice and yummy:)

Manju said...

I have some poha lying around in the pantry. I should go make some. Looks awesome!

Sravs said...

So yummy !! looks so tempting !!

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Prathima Rao said...

This is my fav sweet!! We add saffron though instead of color or even have without the saffron!!
Prathima Rao
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shriannalakshmi said...

looks inviting, a change from regular rawa kesari.

chef and her kitchen said...

Never had this...looks delicious

Unknown said...

yum yum yum!

Unknown said...

I am definitely going to give it a try, looks delicious :0

Shri said...

Can eat it all up..Yum.

Priya Suresh said...

Kesari looks super irresistible..

Plateful said...

This looks like a delicious idea with poha. Very tempting picture!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Aval Kesari luks extremely delious and very innovative and healthy recipe dear.Luv it.