Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Aval Payasam and Thiruvonashamsakal!!!

എല്ലാവര്‍ക്കും എന്‍റെ ഹൃദയം നിറഞ്ഞ  തിരുവോണാശംസകള്‍ !!!

I Wish All A Very Happy Onam!!!!! 
Today's recipe a simple and very ezee Payasam/Kheer made with Aval or Poha. I've used Red Flattened Poha/Rose Matta Aval for making this Payasam but you can also use White Aval/Poha but make sure you use thick flattened aval/poha not the thin one's. I normally use White Poha for making Aval Payasam which we absolutely love and tastes excellent. Since my parents bought these beautiful Kerala red aval flakes which was locally made and less processed I gave it a quick rinse in a colander before making payasam. If using the store bought white aval/poha you don't have to rinse it as I always see it being finely processed, clean and not much powdery stuff around. So check, if you feel the Poha is very fine go ahead and make the payasam directly by roasting them in ghee and without any rinse. Make it for Onam and Enjoy with Family and Friends!!! Happy Onam!!!!

Ingredients Used:-
  1. Chemba Aval/Red Flattened Poha - 1 Cup(or white thick Poha/Aval)
  2. Full Fat Milk - 6 Cups
  3. Sugar - 1¼ Cup
  4. Ghee - 2 tbsp
  5. Cardamom pods - 1 (optional)

Preparation Method:-
  • Put the Aval/Poha in a colander and give a quick rinse to the Poha, drain to a paper towel if required. Make sure aval/poha don't become soggy.
  • Heat up a vessel preferably non-stick, pour the ghee. Add the poha and saute and roast for a minute or two till they absorb the aroma of ghee. Move it to plate and set aside.
  • Pour Milk to the same vessel and bring to boil stirring couple of times just to make sure milk don't stick to the bottom of the pan. Drop the sauteed aval/poha to the boiling milk and let it boil again. Reduce the heat to medium and let it cook for another five-ten minutes till poha become very soft and cooked.

  • Add the sugar now and stir well and let it cook and boil . Simmer the heat to low-medium and let it roll/boil for another 20-30 minutes stirring every now and then till the aval/poha absorbs the sweetness and the milk is reduced and thickened well to the payasam consistency.

  • Crush the cardamom pod and add it to the Payasam, give it a stir(It tastes awesome even without cardamom and any raisins/cashews so cardamom is purely optional). Switch off the stove. Serve it warm or chilled!!!! 


  1. Payasam pramadam!!! happy Onam to you dear

  2. Looks delicious with awesome presentation

  3. Onamashkal, Adipoli aval payasam.

  4. Happy Onam.. Aval payasam looks very delicious... Inviting you to join Onam Sadhya~The Grand Feast

    Sharans Samayalarai

  5. Delicious and tempting payasam,perfectly made..wish to have that glass of payasam...

  6. Delicious and luscious aval payasam. Happy Onam to you and your family dear.

  7. Happy Onam, perfect payasam to celebrate the festival


  8. I wish to have that sombu full of payasam .. slurpp !! ;)

  9. happy onam dear.. payasam looks delicious and like the serving pot..

  10. Happy Onam Dear......Yummy n superb paryassam....lovely presentation too

  11. Adipoli payasam,looks divine dear,Happy Onam!

  12. Happy Onam dear...Payasam looks so creamy n delicious...lovely presentation!!

  13. Happy Onam to u & family..Payasam looks delish & yummy!!

  14. Happy onam wishes to u and ur family,highly irresistible and rich looking payasam.

  15. Happy Belated Onam.. Payasam is so creamy and delicious!

  16. looks so healthy & delicious...mouthwatering!

  17. hmm looks delicious... greattt presentation !!


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