Friday, February 10, 2017

Aval puttu recipe | aval vella puttu

Aval vella puttu is a traditional dish made with poha and jaggery as a main ingredient. I have already posted arisi vella puttu recipe with video, this is even more easier on made using aval. Though i have tried this few years back, i didn't get the consistency right that time. But now after asking tips on making puttu from one of our close family friend , tried at home yesterday. It turned out well and was too soft too. As today being thai velli and pournami (full moon day) i thought i will post the recipe of aval vella puttu, as we call in tamil. If you are a sweet lover just make this easy recipe at home and enjoy the puttu.
aval puttu recipe in tamil


Aval puttu

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 Mins |Serves: 1-2

    Aval | poha   1/2 cup (thick or medium thick variety)
    Jaggery   1/4 cup
    Cashew nuts   few (optional)
    Coconut   1 tblsp
    Ghee   1 tsp
    Cardamom powder   a pinch 
     
     


Aval vella puttu in tamil
Method:
  • Pulse the poha | aval in a mixie to get a rava consistency.  Do not make it a powder. 
aval puttu 1
  • Sprinkle 2 tblsp of hot water to this and gently mix it together and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes the poha would have observed the water and sprinkle 1 or 2 tblsp of water to it. 
  • Keep it aside for 10 minutes. Now the poha|aval will be very soft.
aval puttu 4
  • Melt the jaggery in a pan by adding 2 tblsp of water to it. 
  • Filter for impurities if any and boil this again. We need to get a hard ball consistency. 
aval puttu 2
  • You can check this by adding little jaggery water to the a small bowl of water.
  • If you could make a hard ball out of this then the consistency is perfect. 
aval puttu 3
  • Switch off the flame. Add the aval to this and mix evenly.
aval puttu 5
  • Add the cardamom powder and coconut. Mix well.
aval puttu 6
  • In 1 tsp of ghee fry few cashew nuts and add it to the aval puttu.
  • If you do not want to add cashew nuts just add 1 tsp of ghee only. 
  • Mix well. 
aval puttu 7
  • Aval vella puttu is ready for neivedhyam. 
Aval puttu in tamil
Notes:
  1. Sprinkling hot water makes the puttu soft. Do not sprinkle water and make the puttu immediately.  
  2. Do not add too much water at a time. Slowly sprinkle water to get the sandy texture. 
  3. This puttu stays soft for more than 3 hours.
  4. Keep in a airtight container to retain softness.
  5. The jaggery was just perfect, if you need this more sweeter, add 1-2 tblsp extra and not more than that.


      
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9 comments:

  1. Hai mam,
    Thanks for posting this recipe.Long time back one of my colligue gave this recipe to taste. since its so tastier i tried 3 to 4 times, but i coulndnt get the right consis. now i understood the tech that thick ball consistency of jagg. to try it soon.

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  2. Hello, could you tell me what brand of a grinder do you use? I would like to buy some, but I cannot buy any here in the Czech republic so I was thinking about buying it from the amazon, but I just do not know what kind of a grinder is the best. Could you recommend me some? I would be very grateful for any advice. Thank you

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    1. Hi i use Ultra grinder for the past 15 years and it is quite good. You get the grinder in 2 different capacities. I hope you are asking the one which we used to grind Idli |dosa batter and not the blender.

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    2. Well so I rather think the blender then. I need something so that I could mix the different kinds of spices in it. As it is in your pictures above I think that it is what I need.

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    3. Sorry for the delayed reply. Blender you can buy preethi brand. I am using that for the past 10 years and it is doing well.

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    4. Thank you for your advice, it looks very nice.

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  3. Thankyou for the recipe mam. Tried Aval puttu. Turned out very very tasty tasty :-)

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  4. Yesterday tried this recipe,came out well nd taste wise also good,but felt raw smell of aval, better roast before grinding.

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