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Aval Varatiyathu - Poha (Beaten Rice) with Jaggery

Aval Varatiyathu - prepared with aval, jaggery, coconut, cashew nuts, fried grams and black sesame.  This dish is a popular sweet in Nanjil that's easy to make and tastes like karthigai vella pori. In most of the Nanjil dishes they add a good amount of coconut and jaggery.

For this dish use samba thin aval or white thin aval. Here we are going to saute the aval in a thick jaggery syrup, so no need to soak the aval. So do not use the thick variety aval because it will take more time to cook and it will also be harder. For 2 cups of aval add 1 cup of jaggery which will be perfect to coat the aval evenly. The coconut gratings can be added at the final stage without frying or you can add it while frying the cashew nuts. The roasted black sesame seeds add a nice flavour to any of the jaggery based desserts so do not skip it. With a wonderful balance of flavours the dish tastes so good. When tasting the sweet, you can feel how each mouthful is loaded with wonderful flavours.

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Aval Varatiyathu Recipe Details
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Prep time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 10 minutes
Serves : 3
Category : sweet
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan

  • 2 cups thin red aval
  • 1 cup pagu vellam jaggery
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp fried grams
  • 10 broken cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp ghee
Cooking Directions
  1. Heat a heavy bottomed kadai and add the black sesame seeds. Roast it well until it pops up and nice aroma. Transfer it to a separate bowl.
  2. Heat ghee in the same kadai and add the broken cashew nuts. Fry them until it turns golden brown and add the grated coconut.Roast the coconut for a few minutes.
  3. Now add the powdered jaggery and 1/2 cup of water. Boil for a few minutes.
  4. When both the coconut and jaggery mixed well and it gets thick add the fried grams.Now add the thin aval  and  black sesame seeds and mix well with the jaggery. 
  5. When the aval has incorporated well with the jaggery  and turn off the heat.

Aval Varatiyathu with step by step photos 

Heat a heavy bottomed kadai and add the black sesame seeds. Roast it well until it pops up and nice aroma. Transfer it to a separate bowl.

Heat ghee in the same kadai and add the broken cashew nuts. Fry them until it turns golden brown and add the grated coconut. Roast the coconut for a few minutes.

 Now add the powdered jaggery and 1/2 cup of water. Boil for a few minutes.

 When both the coconut and jaggery mixed well and it gets thick add the fried grams.

 Now add the thin aval and mix well with the jaggery.

 Add the  roasted black sesame seed. 

When the aval has incorporated well with the jaggery, turn off the heat. Transfer it to the serving dish.

Delicious Aval varatiyathu is ready to serve. You can munch this aval vartiyathu when you go for a short picnic. Do try this healthy Aval vartiyathu dish for your family.


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