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Aval kesari recipe | poha kesari | easy gokulashtami recipes

Poha kesari | Aval kesari is a very easy sweet recipe, which you can make on janmashtami | Krishna jayanthi. I have few requests from readers to post this recipe of easy aval kesari, and i called up my mother yesterday night to  note down the recipe. My mom’s neighbourhood aunty who was there when i called, immediately told the recipe. Even my mom too never made this kesari. My mom also tried this today morning and i also tried this morning. This is a very easy recipe and those who do not have time to make any sweets in the last minute, can do this aval kesari in a jiffy.
Ingredients

Aval kesari

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 20 Mins |    Yields : 1 cup

     Aval |Poha   1/2 cup
     Sugar       1/2 cup
     Water      2 cups (approx.)
     Ghee         1 tblsp
     Cashew nuts    5
     Cardamom powder  a pinch  
     Kesar |Orange colour   A pinch 

Poha-kesari
Method:

  • Dry roast the poha | aval for 5 minutes in a low flame, without getting burnt.
  • Powder this in a mixie . Not very fine, just to the consistency of rava.

roast aval
Powder-poha

  • Add little ghee in a pan and roast the cashew nuts.
  • Keep it aside. In the same pan roast the powdered poha and saute in a low flame for 7-9 minutes. Do not change the colour and be careful not to get this burnt.

roast-cashew
roast-poha powder

  • Boil 2 cups of  water nicely in a saucepan. Add this slowly to the roasted poha and cook in a medium flame. The poha will absorb all the water and get cooked too. If u check with your wet hands, the poha should not stick to your hands. this means it is fully cooked. Keep the flame low.
  • Add the sugar to this. Stir this quickly and do not worry if the mixture turns watery.

Cook-poha
Add-sugar

  • Mix the kesar color in 2 tsp of water and add to this. Let this cook  nicely till it becomes a whole mass.

Add-sugar
Add-colour

  • Add the roasted cashew and the remaining ghee and cardamom powder.

Add-ghee
Keasri

  • When the ghee starts oozing out, and doesn’t stick to the pan, switch off the flame. Aval kesari is ready for neivedhyam.

Aval-kesari

Notes:

  1. Do not add sugar before the poha is cooked.
  2. My mom told she added 1 and 1/2 cup sugar for 1 cup of poha. But i added equal amount of sugar. I felt the sweet is medium and perfect for my family.

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