Monday, August 17, 2009

Aval vellam

Aval vellam is a special offering prepared during Saraswathi pooja and Krishna Jeyanthi. Because of its simplicity , we can prepare this sweet in just 10 minutes.
I am sending this sweet dish to Shanthi's State special event on behalf of TamilNadu and Purva's Festive food event for krishna Jeyanthi.



Ingredients:

Poha / beaten rice / aval (thicker variety)- 1 1/4 cup
vellam / jaggery / brown sugar - 3/4 cup
shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
cashew - 10
cardamom - 3
Raisin - 10
almond slices - 10

Method:
Wash and clean the poha. Soak it for 3 minutes and drain the water completely.
Take 1/2 cup of water in a wok and heat it along with the jaggery.
As the jaggery dissolves, filter and remove the impurities.
Again heat it to achieve a thicker solution called one string consistency.
(One string consistency means, if you take the stirring spoon out of the jaggery solution and if you can get a thing string dripping as the last drop , it is called so).
Mix the poha, cashews, shredded coconut, powdered cardamom, raisin , almond and stir well.
Immediately switch off the flame.
Aval vellam is ready!

Note:
We can roast the nuts and raisins in ghee before adding. But I stick to the more simpler old version.

Serving suggestions:
In my home town, this sweet is served as a starter snack during festive occasions as soon as the guest arrives.
Serves 4 people.

22 comments:

chakhlere said...

i liked the recipe very much!!
Great one!

Snigdha said...

nice one

Ramya said...

Very easy and yummy neivedhyam..i did the same sweet dish on krishna jeyanthi

Varsha Vipins said...

Yumm...festival dishes make me so nostalgic da..looks nice..:)

Smitha said...

I remmeber my mom making this for pooja. Good one.

Ann said...

How many yummy festival dishes we got I wonder ..looks truly yummy .I am seeing such a recipe with aval for the first time and thanks for sharing it Viki..

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice and a different one with poha...looks good..

Priti said...

Something different for me...looks gud

Pari said...

This is completely new for me.

Priya said...

Simple yet marvellous aval vellam!

Shama Nagarajan said...

sweet one dear

Subhie Arun said...

simple n yummy dear

RAKS KITCHEN said...

My brother is a big fan of this,we make it in a simpler way!!
I have entries for ur event soon will post :)

Purva Desai said...

Thank you for the simple yet delicious entry for the event

Jaishree said...

Nice one! I too prepared this for janmashtami..

Shaista Tabrez said...

never heard of it...so simple and easy to make

Srilakshmi said...

I have never heard about this before! This sounds amazingly simple but yet so tasty!

Vidhya said...

Hi Viki, fist time here and nice blog u have. Well I have few questions about the side dish event and i have posted in the comment. If you could answer those that would be great. BTW i am adding your blog in my blogroll

Chitra said...

nice recipe, never made like this..will try :)

Parita said...

i have never made anything sweet with poha, this looks delicious and easy one! btw i have sent my entry for Side Dishes for Roti event, hope you received it :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

never tried this one..surely im going to giv a try..missing all festive dishes..snap is really nice,.. :)

Anu said...

Nice and a different poha recipe... Looks so yummy and delicious.. Nice one...