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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 , I 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

    • 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
  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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  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.

  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

    • Hi,ur recipe is supeb.I keep trying many of them and all of them turned out well.. thanks a lot.I have a question regarding this aval puttu.I always wash the poha before making upma as it’s not very clean.I wash it and keep for minimum two hours for draining.Can i do the same for puttu?


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