Aval Kesari Recipe
Aval Kesari is a Sheera which is made with Poha Powder. Poha is roasted, powdered and then cooked in ghee with sugar. Delicious, right?
Kesari or Sheera, it is the easiest yet tastiest sweet commonly prepared at all households across India. Kesari doesn’t call for an auspicious occasion. It is prepared when one craves for sweet when guests arrived suddenly or as a sweet for a grand feast.
Usually, Kesari is prepared using fine sooji but that doesn’t limit the preparation of this versatile sweet. It can be prepared using vermicelli or simply with aval/poha/beaten rice. Aval Kesari will become your choice for an easy yummy sweet.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Halwa Recipes such as
- 1 cup Poha (Flattened rice)
- 2 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
- pinch Salt , optional
- 2 tablespoons Ghee
- 6-7 Cashew nuts
How to make Aval Kesari Recipe
To begin making the Aval Kesari Recipe, in a wok/kadai, add aval and dry roast for about 5 minutes. Ensure the aval turns light brown but not burnt
Cool the roasted aval and grind into a powder similar to the consistency of rava.
Meanwhile, add water in a small pot and bring it to boil
Heat a pan and add a tablespoon of ghee.
Once the ghee melts, add powdered aval and combine them well.
Add boiling water slowly to the aval stirring it continuously and cook over low flame. Once the aval is cooked, it won’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
If the aval is touched with wet hands, it won’t stick to your hand. This ensures complete cooking of aval.
Add sugar to the rava and cook until the sugar dissolves completely.
Finally, add ghee and roasted cashews to the Kesari and remove from the flame.
Karthika Gopalakrishnan is a software Engineer by Profession. Being a foodie from childhood, she loves to immerse herself in the aroma of spices and their delicacies. According to her, cooking is a therapy which unwinds the hassles and bustles of a day. As said, the easiest way to enter into the heart of a person is through his food, she loves to bring a unique flavor of every recipe with right composition of spices and love.