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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Simple breakfast - Aval /poha

Here is a very simple and common breakfast using Aval (Tamil). Aval is called beaten rice or Indian rice flakes (English) or poha (Hindi). Even before the Kellogs finds its way to Tamilnadu, many women find their solace in this 'no-cook breakfast' and I am one among them :) All you need is a few tbsp of freshly shredded coconut, sugar and optionally a banana along with this poha.
Hope many won't need a recipe for this. But just recording it for people like me:)

Aval - mix and enjoy!

thick poha - 1 cup
sugar - 2 tbsp (for each plate)
freshly shredded coconut - 2 tbsp (for each plate)
banana - 1 (for each plate)

Wash and soak the poha (see note), till its soft. Drain the excess water and keep aside.
 Mix with sugar, banana, shredded coconut  and enjoy!
 We can serve the sugar, poha, coconut and banana separately for adults.
Mix everything and make small balls for children, so that they enjoy well.
The ripe banana should be placed along the side and the guest has to mash the banana, mix everything and devour.

We may need 1/2 cup poha for 1 person.
Thick or thin poha can be used for this recipe.
Thick poha will need 1 hour to soak, while the thin poha will soak in 5 minutes.
But the most healthy one is the red thick poha (sivappu samba aval).
Makes a very healthy breakfast.
Some times it can be served as a quick and mild dinner also.


Sushma Mallya said...

wow simplicty at its best!!

Priya said...

I can have this simple and delicious breakfast it..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Very healthy breakfast,i also prepare sometimes.

Suja Sugathan said...

Love this, sometimes I too make it as a quick breakfast or a snack..yummy

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy healthy aval

aipi said...

Poha is such a comfort food for me..can have it anyway. Nice one!

US Masala

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Great forthe stomach and it's well being. Loved your simple recipe.

Hamaree Rasoi

Swathi said...

This was one of after school snack. i miss mom now. Looks delicious.

Prathibha said...

easy peasy brkfast when nothing is planned ahead

Priyanka said...

First time in ur blog.....and saw this beautiful recipe....Its simplicity at its best :)

priya said...

simple and healthy....tempting

MAGESH said...

Hi Viki,
I am busy for last 1 month, so i missed to send my comments, all of your recent recipes are very delicious especially pomegranate ice cream, i will try soon.
You are very fast in posting recipes.

Shama Nagarajan said...

comfort yet delicious breakfast

Chitra said...

Very simple yet delicious. i have with milk. but never added banana..will try :)

Nostalgia said...

Remembering evening backs from school.

divya said...

looks fantastic and Superb!!! :)

Suman Singh said...

looks yummy, I too make it as a quick breakfast or a snack sometimes but use yogurt instead of coconut..

sharada said...

love such simple comfort food.

Anu said...

Simple and yummy breakfast..

Sangi said...

i remember having my aval with just milk and sugar for snack.. love the addition of banana to it...