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January 1, 2022

Vella Aval Recipe – Sweet Aval with jaggery – Sweet Poha Recipe

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Vella aval recipe

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous new year 2022 💓😍. Vella aval recipe / sweet poha can be prepared in different methods. Usually people make it for Gokulashtami festival. Its one of the easiest Gokulashtami recipes. I too prepared this vella aval for Many of you would have tasted this as evening snack in your childhood days after coming from school. Yes, my mom used to make it in a very simple way by washing the thin poha, mix with powdered jaggery, grated coconut and cardamom powder. Even my MIL makes the same for Sendhil. We love this instant sweet aval recipe.

Today I have made this sweet poha recipe in a slightly different method. I used boiled and strained jaggery syrup instead of powdered jaggery as mine had lot of impurities. If your jaggery is pure, you can directly add grated jaggery to the soaked poha like my mom does it.

Soon I will try to post Kerala style sweet aval recipe. In the mean time, do check out my easy sweet aval – a no cook recipe I learnt from my MIL and also my aval puttu recipe. You can make any one of these recipes for Gokulashtami prasadam.

Vella aval recipe

Vella aval recipe / Sweet poha recipe / Sweet aval with jaggery

Vella aval recipe / Sweet poha recipe / Sweeta aval with jaggery

Vella aval recipe / Sweet poha recipe / Sweet aval with jaggery

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup = 250ml
  • Thick poha / rice flakes / aval - 1 cup
  • Powdered jaggery - 3/4 cup
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cashew nuts & dry grapes - 5 each
  • Cloves - 1
  • Edible camphor - a pinch
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  1. Wash and soak the thick aval for 10 to 15 minutes adding water 1 inch above it.
  2. Boil and melt jaggery adding 1/2 cup of water. Strain the syrup and add to a kadai.
  3. Let it boil till frothy. Switch off the flame and add soaked aval, coconut, cardamom powder. Mix well.
  4. Aval becomes thick by absorbing the syrup. Lastly roast cashews, dry grapes in ghee and add to aval.
  5. Mix well and serve hot ! Offer God and enjoy.
  • Wash and soak the thick aval for 10 to 15 minutes adding water 1 inch above the aval. Aval absorbs all the water and becomes fluffy. Set aside.
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  • Heat a kadai and add powdered jaggery, 1/2 cup of water. Boil and melt the jaggery. Strain the syrup and add to a kadai.
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  • Boil the syrup till frothy and switch off the flame. Add the soaked aval, grated coconut, cardamom powder. Mix well and leave the mixture in the kadai till it becomes thick.
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  • Heat ghee in a small kadai. Roast cashew nuts, dry grapes, cloves and add to aval. Add a pinch of edible camphor and mix well. Offer God and enjoy !
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  • NO COOK VERSION : Take the soaked poha in a bowl. Add powdered jaggery, cardamom powder, grated coconut and a pinch of edible camphor. Mix well and serve immediately.


  • You can use thin poha / paper aval too but no need to soak it. Just wash it thrice, drain all the water and use it.
  • Do not cook the soaked aval after adding to the jaggery syrup. It may become hard and chewy. So switch off the flame and add to the syrup.
  • Adjust the quantity of jaggery as per your taste. You can use 1/2 cup for mild sweetness.

Try this easy, yummy, sweet aval / vella aval and enjoy !

Vella aval recipe

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