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August 18, 2022

Aval Kesari Recipe | Poha Sheera | Avalakki Kesaribath

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Aval Kesari

Aval Kesari / Poha Sheera in Hindi / Avalakki Kesaribath in Kannada, Atukula Kesari in Telugu is an easy sweet recipe that is served as prasadam for festivals like Gokulashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Varalakshmi Viratham, Friday Lakshmi Pooja and Thursday Guru pooja.

Aval Kesari is so easy to prepare under 15 minutes. Its a beginners sweet recipe. All you need is Poha/ Rice flakes, Sugar, Ghee and cardamom powder. Unlike our regular rava kesari, this poha kesari thickens quickly and chances of hardening is very less. So its easy to identify the end consistency. I have shared 2 videos in different languages and step by step pictures. I have added a video of Aval Kesari seimurai in Tami. Please watch it for better understanding. 

 Soon I will try to make an Aval kesari with jaggery. Friends, do try this easy Aval Kesari for this Gokulashtami / Krishna Jayanthi and enjoy.

Aval kesari in Tamil video ꜛ

aval kesari recipe

Aval Kesari / Poha sheera / Avalakki Kesaribath / Atukula Kesari

Aval Kesari / Poha sheera / Avalakki Kesaribath / Atukula Kesari

Aval Kesari / Poha sheera / Avalakki Kesaribath / Atukula Kesari for festival Prasadam/ Neivedaym.

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

1 cup = 250ml
  • Poha / Thick Aval / Rice flakes - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 1 to 1.5 cups
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cashew nuts – 5
  • Cloves – 1
  • Orange food color / Kesari color – a pinch
  1. Heat 2 tsp of ghee in a kadai. Add the Aval and roast till crispy.
  2. Take the roasted Aval and break it to check if crispy. Transfer to a mixer.
  3. Grind coarsely and set aside. Boil water in the same kadai adding a pinch of food color.
  4. When the water roll boils, lower the flame completely. Add the roasted poha powder.
  5. Mix without lumps till thick. Cover cook in low flame for 5 minutes.
  6. Then add sugar, cardamom powder and ghee. Mix without lumps in low flame.
  7. Mix till kesari leaves the sides of pan completely. Switch off the flame.
  8. Roast Cashews in 1 tbsp ghee and add to Kesari. Mix well and transfer to a plate. Serve warm and enjoy !
  • Heat 2 tsp of ghee in a kadai. Add the aval and roast till crispy. Let it cool. Grind to a coarse powder. Set aside.
  • Aval kesari
  • Add 1.5 cups of water in a kadai. Add a pinch of Kesari color. Let it roll boil. Lower the flame and add the roasted poha powder. Mix well without lumps.
  • Aval kesari
  • Mix in low flame till the mixture becomes thick. Cover cook in low flame for few minutes.Aval kesari
  • Add sugar, cardamom powder, clove and a tbsp of ghee. Mix in low flame till the sugar melts completely.
  • Aval kesari
  • Keep mixing till kesari becomes thick and leaves the sides of pan. Lastly roast cashews in a tbsp of ghee and add to the Kesari. Serve hot and enjoy.


  • Adjust the quantity of sugar based on your taste.
  • Adding cloves is optional.
  • You can also use lesser ghee than mentioned but taste won’t be rich.

Try this easy, yummy Aval kesari for Gokulashtami and enjoy !

how to make aval kesari

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