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Instant Poha Idli Recipe / Instant Aval Idli Recipe


Usually idlies consumes time due to fermentation, but there are few varieties of instant Idlies, that can be prepared without fermentation. I have already shared Instant Rava Idli / Instant Semolina Idly which is very easy and quick to prepare, but in this Instant poha idli / Aval Idli, we don’t need to ferment but here comes the 2 hrs of soaking time. I came across this recipe, through one of my foodie friend – Meenakshi Ramesh, much thanks to her, we all liked the idli to the core.

Instant Poha Idli / Instant Aval Idli is a common breakfast among all south Indian families which is served with chutney, sambar and podi. This idli can be consumed for dinner also, a best for babies below 12 months and above 7 months.

Instant Poha Idli / Instant Avali idli is easy and simple to prepare, also it is very soft, fluffy and spongy and so this can be served for anyone from a 7 months old baby till an elder person. I have paired this idli with Kara Chutney / spicy Chutney and Idli milgai podi. Let me share the recipe …

Making of Instant Poha Idli / Instant Aval Idli –

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  • Poha / Aval / Flattened Rice – 1 cup
  • Idly Rava / Rice Rava / Rice in the form of semolina – 1 ½ cups
  • Sour curd / Yogurt – ¾ cup
  • Eno / Cooking soda / Soda uppu – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the idly rava for 4 hours, I have soaked for just 2 hrs.
  • Wash the aval/poha and soak it for 2 hrs.
  • Drain the water from the idly rava and aval/poha, mash the soaked poha with the backside of your spoon.
  • Mix both the idly rava and aval/poha, pour in the sour curd followed by eno/cooking soda and salt.
  • Mix it well, let it rest until you ready the idli steamer.
  • Pour water in the idli steamer, cover and bring it to boil.
  • Scoop the batter to the idli mould, place it in the steamer, cover and cook until the idli is steamed. (insert a spoon in the center of the idli, if the spoon comes out clean the idli is perfectly steamed).
  • Remove it from the idli mould and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with any chutney. I have serve it with Spicy chutney / Kara Chutney.

Aval Mixture Recipe / Poha Mixture Recipe – Krishna Jayanthi Recipe


Aval Mixture is a perfect tea time snack or a munch prepared by deep frying Aval / Flattened rice, peanuts, cashew nuts and finally flavoring them with chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.

Aval Mixture or Poha Mixture or Flattened Rice Mixture is prepared commonly on Krishna Jeyanthi as an offering to Lord Krishna in India especially in Tamil Nadu. My hubby was the one who gave the idea and tips of getting the perfect deep fried Aval. Had a steel colander, but rarely I use it. But today I deep fried aval/flattened rice with the steel colander, which helped me to bring out the perfect, crispy, crunchy and colorful Aval/Flattened rice.

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This is a very simple and can be prepared in minutes. Let me share the recipe…


  • Aval / Flattened Rice – 1 ½ cups
  • Raw peanuts – ¼ cup
  • Cashew nuts – 20 nos
  • Curry leaves – a handful
  • Chilli powder – ¾ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Making of Aval Mixture –


  • Heat oil in a kadai, add the curry leaves, deep fry them, drain the oil, and remove the curry leaves to a plate.
  • Add the raw peanuts, deep fry until them, drain the oil and remove it to a plate.
  • Add the cashew nuts, deep fry until it turn golden brown, drain the oil and remove it to a plate.
  • Add the aval/flattened rice in a steel colander, drop them to oil, deep fry until it becomes crispy, drain the oil and remove it to a plate.
  • Take a wide mouth bowl, add all the fried ingredients, sprinkle salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder, mix them well with a spoon.

Store it in an air-tight container, once it comes to room temperature and it stays fresh for 4 to 5 days.

Aval Kesari recipe / Poha Kesari recipe / How to make Aval Kesari at home – Krishna Jayanthi recipes



Aval Kesari is one of my long time wait dish, yesterday was planning to try out kesari and so thought to try it with aval. This was my first attempt with Aval Kesari, it was delicious and was finished in minutes, as kids on vacation. Usually Kesari is my favorite, as my grandma prepares it for my birthday as it would be the first food on my mouth. The texture was lovely, it melts in the mouth and was too attractive not only of the color but the glassy appearance made the dish look rich compared to Rava/Semolina or Semiya/Vermicelli.

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A perfect dish for Navratri, as an offering and later served for friends and family. Not only for Navratri, but also an easy and can be made in minutes for guests. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out my other Kesari recipe in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/breakfast-dinner/.


  • Aval / Poha / Beaten Rice – 1 ½ cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Clarified butter / Ghee – 3 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Raisins – 8 nos
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Food Color (Orange) – ¼ tsp


  • Dry roast aval/poha/beaten rice in a kadai with a tsp of ghee/clarified butter.
  • Heat 3 cups of water in a kadai, bring it to boil.
  • Meanwhile, grind the roasted aval/poha/beaten rice to a fine powder.
  • Add the powdered aval/poha/beaten rice to the boiling water along with the food color, keep in low flame and keep on stirring else lumps will be formed.
  • Keep on stirring for few min, until the poha is cooked and thickens, drizzle a tbsp of ghee/clarified butter along the sides of the thickening poha.
  • Add in the sugar and continue stirring, until it the poha starts leaving the sides of the kadai.
  • Heat the leftover ghee/clarified butter in a kadhai, add in the cashew nuts, and roast until starts turning golden brown.
  • Add in the raisins and roast until it doubles in size.
  • Stir it well and keep on stirring until the kesari comes to the rolling consistency.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot. This goes well for breakfast, tea-time snack and also as a festive recipe.

Note: Bring the kadai to low flame, when you start adding the powdered poha/aval/beaten rice and keep on stirring else it would be formed as lumps.