Aval Kesari| Poha kesari| Poha Sheera is a yummy alternative to the regular Rava kesari. I have already shared pineapple kesari, Milk kesari and Semiya kesari recipe in blog. This recipe i have prepared for Vinayaka chaturthi and was not able post. Today i some how managed to post this yummy kesari recipe.

This tastes similar to rava kesari, it suits perfect for Navaratri or Vinayaka chaturthi which occasions lots a of aval recipes been prepared. This kesari requires less ghee when compare to the normal kesari so i feel guilt free when i consume this yummy dessert.

Aval Kesari

Aval| Poha| flaked rice- 1 cup
Ghee- 3 -4 tablespoons
Sugar- 1 cup
Water-2 cups
Orange red colour| Kesari colour- pinch
Cardamom powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Cashews- 10
Raisins- 6
Aval Kesari

  • Using a blender jar powder the aval like fine rava.
  • In a pan heat a tablespoon of ghee and roast the cashew and raisins.
  • Once they become golden remove from the pan and add the powdered aval on to the hot ghee and fry till nice aroma arises.
  • In a boil 2 cups of water till rolling hot and add the food colour. 
  • Now add the roasted rava powder and mix well. Cook till the water almost evaporates.
  • Now add the sugar and allow to cook. Once the sugar dissolved completely add ghee little by little till the kesari comes together as a whole mass with out sticking to the pan.
  • Now add the cardamom powder and cook for a minute. Now add the roasted cashews and raisins and switch off the flame.
  • Grease a bowl and keep the kesari while it is hot. You could grease a pan and fill the kesari and cut into pieces and serve.
Poha kesari

South Indian aval kesari