Aval Kesari

Poha Kesari

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This Aval Kesari is very simple to make and is ready within 30 minutes. This Poha Kesari is a very common South Indian sweet made with Aval (poha).

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Total Time

40 min

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– Aval / poha I used medium thick variety – Sugar – Ghee – Cardamom powder – Orange color – Cashews – Raisins – Water Depends on the aval

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Steps 1-2

– Grind the aval to coarse Rava like powder in the mixer.  – In a pan, heat about 3 tablespoon of the ghee and fry the powdered aval. Carefully fry it in low-medium flame.

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Step 3

– Simultaneously bring about 3-4 cups of water to a boil. When the aval is fried to a light brown color, reduce the flame to the lowest, and carefully add the hot water to the pan. Add about half of the water and let the aval absorb the water and cook. Gradually add up to a cup more of water.

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Step 4

– The mixture will liquefy once the sugar is added. Mix well and add the edible color and 2 tablespoon of ghee. Mix in low flame until the Kesari starts to leave the side of the pan and thickens a bit. This should not take more than 5 minutes.

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Step 5

– In a small pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of ghee and fry the cashews, raisins, and cardamom powder. Add it to the Kesari and mix.

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Step 6

– Serve warm or at room temperature.

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