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August 18, 2022

Aval Kesari Recipe | Poha Sheera | Avalakki Kesaribath

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
 


INGREDIENTS
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
HOW TO MAKE AVAL KESARI
  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 !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

Note

                
  • 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 !

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March 19, 2022

15 Ladoo Varieties - Types of Laddu Recipes

Ladoo recipes

Here is the collection of 15+ different types of ladoo varieties / Laddu recipes in my blog. In this list, you can find the list of 15 ladoo recipes under one page. Most of them are popular, easy to make, must try Top South Indian and North Indian ladoo recipes for Diwali and other festivals.
 
In this collection, you can find the Indian ladoo recipes starting from easy peanut ladoo, mawa ladoo, paneer laddu, besan ladoo in 2 methods, rava ladoo, South Indian special boondhi ladoo, coconut ladoo, dates and nuts ladoo, poha ladoo, roasted chana dal ladoo, Karnataka special thambittu, murmura ladoo i.e Pori urundai and atta ladoo.
 
Among these ladoo varieties, my favorite is boondhi ladoo, easy maaladu and atta ladoo. You too choose your favorite, try and share your feedback. I am yet to try North Indian special Motichoor ladoo recipe and some other healthy ladoo recipes like sesame seeds ladoo, sago laddu recipes. I will update this list whenever I share them. Now Lets see the collection of 18 ladoo varieties below. Please click on the images to see the particular laddu recipe.

BESAN LADOO RECIPE - 2 METHODS


I have shared two methods of making this yummy Besan ladoo recipe. One is an easy, instant version and the other one is the traditional besan laddu recipe. Check it out.


Besan ladoo recipe

PANEER LADOO RECIPE / MALAI LADOO


Easy, healthy , yummy Paneer Ladoo recipe that can be prepared under 15 minutes.


Paneer ladoo recipe

COCONUT LADOO RECIPE


Check out this instant coconut ladoo recipe / Nariyal ka laddu recipe without condensed milk. Thengai ladoo recipe in Tamil which can be prepared easily without condensed milk.


Coconut laddu recipe

SOUTH INDIAN BOONDHI LADOO


Check out the traditional method of making South Indian boondhi ladoo recipe.



Boondhi laddu

RAVA LADOO / SOOJI LADDU RECIPE/ SEMOLINA LADDU


Super easy and quick rava ladoo recipe that melts in mouth. Check out the recipe below.



Sooji laddu

DATES AND NUTS LADOO RECIPE


Dates and nuts ladoo recipe is a healthy ladoo recipe than can be prepared without sugar. It is for people who look for sweet recipes without sugar. Do try it and enjoy !



Dates and nuts laddu

WHEAT FLOUR LADOO / ATTA LADDU RECIPE


Esy and yummy wheat flour ladoo recipe / atta laddu recipe with sugar and melted ghee. Its an instant laddu recipe which is ideal to prepare for festivals.



Wheat flour laddu

PEANUT LADOO / PEANUT LADDU RECIPE


Peanut ladoo recipe / Peanut laddu recipe/ Verkadalai laddu with skin. You can use either powdered jaggery or sugar to make this instantly. Its ideal for kids and adults snacks box which is tummy filling and healthy.


  

Peanut laddu

POHA LADOO / AVAL LADDU FOR KRISHNA JAYANTHI


Poha ladoo / Aval laddu is usually prepared during Krishna janmashtami / Krishna jayanthi festival. It is one of the easiest neivedyam recipes for festival.



Poha ladoo

ROASTED CHANA DAL LADOO / POTTUKADALAI LADDU


Pottukadalai laddu is a super easy and quick ladoo recipe. Its a no cook recipe. Even kids can make it easily. We call it as maladu in Tamil.



Roasteg gram dal ladoo

SUNNUNDALU / URAD DAL LADOO


Healthy and tasty laddo with roasted urad dal. Good for kids and teens.



Urad dal ladoo

MOONG DAL LADOO


Moong dal ladoo also known as Nei vilangai in Tirunelveli is a must try sweet for Diwali in my house. You too give a try.



Moong dal laddu

MAWA LADOO / KHOYA LADOO IN MICROWAVE


Mawa ladoo / Khoya laddu made in microwave. Easy, delicious and quick laddu recipe with just 3 ingredients.



Khoya laddu

GREEN GRAM LADOO

Healthy, Protein rich green gram ladoo to include in our daily diet. Check it out.



Green gram laddu
  

PEANUT LADOO WITH JAGGERY


Peanut ladoo with skin adding jaggery. Hassle free recipe with just 2 ingredients for your kids snacks box.



Peanut laddu

THAMBITTU / AKKI TAMBITTU


Karnataka style Thambittu recipe prepared using rice, jaggery and roasted nuts. Healthy and tasty ladoo recipe that is usually prepared during Shivratri and Naga panchami festival.



tambittu recipe

MURUMURA LADOO RECIPE WITH JAGGERY / PORI URUNDAI


South Indian special pori urundai / murmura ladoo which is offered as prasadam for Karthigai deepam festival in Tamil nadu. Its a low calorie, guilt free snack too.


Pori urundai recipe
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September 9, 2021

Javvarisi Kozhukattai | Sago Kolukattai | Sabudana modak recipe –Kozhukattai Varieties

javvarisi kozhukattai

Javvarisi Kozhukattai / Sago dumpling / Sabudana modak is an easy and interesting Kozhukattai recipe. Actually I bookmarked this recipe and Pillayarpatti mothagam recipes long back but every year during Ganesh Chaturthi, I tried some other kozhukattai variety and shared in my blog. This year, I started my Ganesh Chaturthi recipes with this easy sweet kozhukattai recipe. I never thought it tastes so good. We all loved it.

If you have white big sago / maavu javvarisi in hand, you can make this kozhukattai easily. It comes out so well. I am happy to add this recipe in my kozhukattai varieties list. Friends, do try this yummy javvarisi kozhukattai during this Vinayagar chaturthi and share your feedback with me.

javvarisi kozhukattai

Javvarisi Kozhukattai / Sago Kolukattai recipe


Javvarisi Kozhukattai / Sago Kolukattai recipe

Javvarisi Kozhukattai / Sago Kolukattai recipe - Kozhukattai varieties for Ganesh Chaturthi


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


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Javvarisi / White, big Sago – 1/2 cup
  • Idiyappam flour or Kozhukattai flour – 1.5 to 2 tbsp
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar or Jaggery - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Roasted cashewnuts – 5
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Water - as needed
HOW TO MAKE JAVVARISI KOZHUKATTAI
  1. Wash and soak javvarisi in enough water for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Drain the excess soaked water if any. Grind the javvarisi coarsely.
  3. Transfer to a bowl. Add rice flour and salt. Mix well to make non sticky dough.
  4. Cover till use. Kozhukattai dough is ready.
  5. To make the poornam / stuffing, mix grated coconut, sugar, cardamom and roasted cashews along with ghee. Mix well.
  6. Take a golf ball sized kozhukattai dough and press it to make a dent.
  7. Fill a tsp of stuffing and close it. Make balls and arrange in idli plate.
  8. Boil water in idli pot and keep the idli plate. Steam the kozhukattai for 15 minutes till it becomes shiny and cooked well.
  9. Rest for 5 minutes and then remove it. Offer God and enjoy !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and soak javvarisi in enough water for 2 to 3 hours. Drain the excess water if any. Grind the javvarisi coarsely.
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  • Transfer to a bowl. Add idiyappam / store bought flour and 1/4 tsp of salt. Mix well to make non-sticky dough. Cover till use.
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  • To make the stuffing/ pooranam, mix the grated coconut, sugar, cardamom powder and roasted cashew pieces along with ghee. Mix well and set aside.
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  • To make the kozhukattai, make golf ball sized balls from kozhukattai dough and press in the middle to make a dent. Keep 1 to 2 tsp of stuffing in the center and pull the edges to cover it. Make a smooth ball. Make all the kozhukattai.
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  • Grease an idli plate and arrange the balls. Boil water in idli pot and let it roll boil. Place the idli plate and steam the kozhukattai for 15 minutes in medium flame. Switch off the flame once it turns half white in color, shiny and cooked soft. Rest the kozhukattai for 5 minutes and then remove them from the idli plate.
  • javvarisi kozhukattai
  • Serve God and enjoy. Tastes the best when served hot or warm.

Note

  • Do not use nylon javvarisi/ small sized sago for this kozhukattai.
  • You can use medium or big sized white sago.
  • Adjust the quantity of rice flour based on the need.
  • After steaming kozhukattai turns its color from pure white to half white and shiny. So steam it for minimum 15 minutes.

Try this unique and interesting javvarisi kozhukattai recipe and enjoy !

javvarisi kozhukattai

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September 6, 2021

Green Gram Laddu With Jaggery | Pasi Payaru Urundai

Green gram ladoo

Green gram laddu / Pasi payaru urundai (in Tamil) is a super healthy and easy sweet cum snack recipe. Last week I prepared this for my Guru pooja neivedyam. It can be prepared instantly under 15 minutes. I used Organic powdered jaggery / Naatu sakkarai. You can use sugar too.

Friends, you can pack this healthy green moong  ladoo for yours and kids snacks box. You can also prepare this ladoo as prasadam for festivals like Diwali, Gokulashtami, Navarathri and Ganesh chaturthi as its easy, healthy and quick to prepare. Ok, Lets check out how to make this easy and yummy Green gram laddu with jaggery with step by step pictures.

Green gram laddu


Green gram laddu with jaggery / Pasi payaru urundai recipe


Green gram laddu with jaggery / Pasi payaru urundai recipe

Green gram laddu with jaggery / Pasi payaru urundai recipe for Kids snacks box and festivals.


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


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Green gram - 1/2 cup
  • Powdered jaggery - 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Cashew nuts - few
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
HOW TO MAKE GREEN GRAM LADOO WITH JAGGERY
  1. Heat a kadai and dry roast the green gram in low to medium flame till reddish brown with nice aroma.
  2. Cool down completely. Grind to a fine powder along with cardamom.
  3. Lastly add powdered jaggery to it and grind again to smooth powder.
  4. Collect in a plate. Heat ghee and roast broken cashews. Add to the mixture.
  5. Mix well and shape ladoo. Store in an air tight box. You can use up to 1 week.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • To make green gram ladoo with jaggery, firstly heat a kadai. Lower the flame and add the green gram. Roast it till it leaves a nice aroma and turns reddish brown color. Roast patiently in low to medium flame else laddu tastes raw.

  • Switch off the flame and remove in a plate. Let it cool down completely.

  • In a mixie jar, take the green gram, cardamom and grind to a fine powder.

  • Lastly add the powdered jaggery to the mixie jar. Powder it nicely. Remove and collect in a plate.

  • Heat ghee in a small kadai and roast the broken cashew pieces till golden in color. Add to the green gram jaggery mixture.

  • Mix evenly with a spoon as the ghee is hot. Once it turns warm, mix well with your hands and shape balls. Make ladoo and store in an air tight box. Enjoy up to 1 week.


Note

  • For variations, you can roast the powdered green gram in melted ghee, cashew mixture and shape ladoo once it cools down. Ladoo looks little moist and shiny.
  • You can use powdered sugar instead of jaggery.
  • Make sure you roast the green gram without raw smell.

Easy, super healthy and instant green gram ladoo is ready to relish !

Pasi payaru urundai


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August 30, 2021

Aval Puttu Recipe | Poha Puttu - Sweet Poha | Gokulashtami Recipes

aval puttu recipe


Aval puttu / Poha jaggery puttu is one of the easy and yummy neivedyam recipes you can prepare for Gokulashtami, Navarathri and other occasions at home. I learnt this recipe from my MIL. She used to make it often for our Friday Thiru vilakku poojai.

Last week I made this for my pooja asking the recipe and procedure from her. Actually my MIL told me to add powdered jaggery to the powdered and soaked poha directly. But I made jaggery syrup and strained it as it had some impurities. If your jaggery is clean, you can powder and add it as such.

Friends, do try this easy Aval puttu / Poha puttu for Gokulashtami festival and enjoy.

aval puttu recipe

Aval puttu / Poha puttu recipe


Aval puttu / Poha puttu recipe

Aval puttu / Poha puttu recipe for Gokulashtami and Navarathri festivals.


 
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Thick or thin poha - 1 cup
  • Powdered jaggery - 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom - 2 (Crushed)
  • Hot Water - as needed
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Cashew nuts - few
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
HOW TO MAKE AVAL PUTTU
  1. Dry roast aval / poha for 5 minutes in medium flame till crispy.
  2. Remove and powder it coarsely. Wash and keep it aside.
  3. Add little hot water to make the poha soft. Cover it for 10 minutes
  4. Poha becomes soft and crumbly in few minutes.
  5. Boil jaggery and melt it. Strain the syrup and boil till frothy and thick.
  6. Add the syrup to the soaked poha. Mix well.
  7. Add cardamom powder, grated coconut and mix well.
  8. Lastly roast the cashews in ghee till golden in color.
  9. Add to the aval puttu and offer as prasadam to Lord Krishna for Gokulashtami !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Heat a kadai and dry roast the aval / poha for few minutes in medium flame. Roast till it becomes crispy. You can use thin or thick poha.

  • Remove and cool down. Grind to a coarse powder and add little hot water to it. ( Say 1/2 to 3/4 cup). Cover and sit for 10 minutes. Poha absorbs all the water and it becomes soft, crumbly.aval puttu recipeaval puttu recipe
  • In the mean time, boil the jaggery adding 1/4 cup water and melt it. Strain the syrup and boil again till syrup becomes frothy and slightly thick.
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  • Add the syrup to the soaked aval and mix well. It will look mushy initially but it becomes crumbly and fluffy after some time.
  • aval puttu recipe
  • Lastly add the crushed cardamom,grated coconut and mix gently. Roast cashews in ghee and add to the poha mix.
  • aval puttu recipe
  • Mix well and offer as prasadam to Lord Krishna. You can also make this neivedyam for Navarathri along with some sundal varieties.
  • aval puttu recipe
    Enjoy !

Note

  • For variations, you can add powdered jaggery to the soaked poha if its clean.
  • For thin poha, just follow the same procedure but do not add all the syrup at once. Add gradually till poha absorbs it because thin poha doesn’t take all the syrup.

 

Delicious Aval Puttu recipe is ready to relish !

Aval puttu


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