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Sweet and savory aval

Easy no-cook sweet and savory aval | poha
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Resting Time15 minutes
Total Time37 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Breakfast | Dinner, Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: No-cook recipe,
Servings: 2
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 1 cup thick poha
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 red chili
  • Few curry leaves
  • Salt as needed
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped tomato
  • Few coriander leaves

For Sweet aval

  • 1 cup thick aval
  • 2 tbsp powdered jaggery
  • 2 tbsp coconut
  • 1 tsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp almonds
  • 1 tsp walnuts
  • 1 tsp chia seeds


Let’s make savory aval first

  • In a wide bowl add the poha | aval and add water.
  • Wash it nicely.
  • Add salt and sugar and mix well.
  • Cover and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  • In a pan temper mustard seeds, red chili and curry leaves with 2 tsp oil.
  • Transfer it to the poha.
  • Crush the red chili and curry leaves. This enhances the flavour in the savory poha.
  • Add grated coconut, chopped onion and tomato.
  • Mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve immediately.
  • If you want you can just saute the aval in the pan for a minute after the tempering is done.
  • No cook savory aval is done.

Let’s make sweet poha

  • Wash and drain the water from poha.
  • No need to soak this one, as jaggery oozes out water.
  • Add jaggery, coconut, nuts and seeds to this.
  • Mix everything well.
  • I garnished with chia seeds.
  • You can also add flax seeds too.
  • Sweet poha is ready.
  • Serve immediately.



1. I used red poha for both recipes. You can use white aval too. But always use a thick variety of poha.
2. Adding nuts and seeds make the sweet version healthy and filling.
3. Instead of jaggery you can add nattu sakkarai too.
4. Both the no-cook version of poha is healthy and perfect for summer.