Thursday, May 16, 2024

Aval Pazham

 If there is one easiest breakfast recipe in Indian, then it should be this one. LOL. Because all other recipes in India requires lot of ingredients and require more cooking time. So this is my first preference whenever we are returning to USA to our house after a vacation. I keep some frozen coconut handy and the aval is always in my pantry. Banana is an optional ingredient only. So this recipe (!) is a treasure for anyone who prefers homemade foods all time,

Poha / aval / beaten rice comes in many varieties - thin poha, medium poha, thick poha , red aval etc.

I use thick and red varieties. Any variety of poha can do the same. But the thin one can be eaten as soon as it is rinsed. Other thicker varieties (esp red) should be kept 10 minutes after rinsing.

For 2 servings
Thick Aval (Red Poha) - 1 1/4 cup 
Shredded coconut - 1/4 cup
Brown sugar - as per need
Banana - 2

Rinse the aval. If it is a thin aval then we can use it immediately.
If it is a red aval or a thick or medium thick aval, then after rinsing it in water for one time, add 1 tbsp water and keep it covered for 10 minutes.
Don't add anymore water.
The aval will drink the moisture and will get soft.
After 10 minutes, add shredded coconut, brown sugar and mix well.
Mash the banana and mix with aval.
(OR) To serve it with style, put the soaked aval mixture in a cereal bowl.
Slice the banana into thick rounds (1/2 inch size) and add on top.

Aval Pazham is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serves 2 adults (generously).

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