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Aval Mixture Recipe / Poha Mixture Recipe – Krishna Jayanthi Recipe

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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…

Ingredients:

  • 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 –

Preparation:

  • 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

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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/.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Preparation:

  • 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.

 

 

Tangy Poha recipe / Thayir Aval recipe / Beaten Rice – Krishna Jayanthi recipe

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This recipe is completely different from all the other recipes, all the others were savory or sweet. But here I have mixed curd/yogurt and green chilies with poha/aval and so it has both sour and little spicy taste. This dish is good for summers. I have made this as an offering to Lord Krishna for Krishna Jeyanthi / Janmastami / Gokulastami. Let us move on to the recipe…

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Tangy Aval / Poha / Beaten Rice

Tangy Aval / Poha / Beaten Rice

Ingredients:

  • Aval / Poha / Beaten Rice – 1 cup
  • Curd / Yogurt – ½ cup
  • Green chili – 1 no
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Blackgram – ¼ tsp
  • Cucumber – 1 no
  • Asafoetida /Hing / Perungayam – a pinch
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – a tsp

Preparation:

  • Soak the aval/poha in water for 5 mins.
  • Finely chop the green chilies, peel and finely chop the cucumber.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai, add mustard, black gram, asafoetida, green chili and curry leaves. Wait until they crackle.
  • Meanwhile beat the curd/yogurt and keep it aside.
  • Drain the water from the soaked poha/aval, transfer it to a bowl, pour in the curd/yogurt with little salt.
  • Mix them well. Add in the finely chopped cucumber and give a stir.

Serve after lunch or during lunch, good for summers.