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Aval Vilayichathu ~ Sweet Rice Flakes from Kerala !

When I think about this childhood delicacy (continues to be so even today),I suddenly gets the special aroma wafting around the kitchen,the undefined smell of kitchen storeroom with the jars emptied and full,the darkness in which one can’t identify which is the jar one is looking for and there I am again the helpless child searching for the switch.Pure dilemmas of childhood…

This is a simple recipe and the advantage is long life.You can store it in an airtight container to be used as snack.Bananas make a nice combo with this.

Ingredients
4 cups rice flakes/aval/poha
2 cups grated jaggery
1 cup water
1 heaped cup fresh,grated coconut
1 tsp ghee
3/4 tbsp sesame seeds
4 tbsps split gram / pottukadala
3/4 tsp cardamom powder
Method
In a heavy bottomed kadai or pot bring jaggery and water to a boil.Reduce the heat to medium and add the grated coconut.Mix well and roast stirring often till the water is almost dried and the mixture gets thicker.Switch off the heat and allow it to cool.Meanwhile heat the ghee in a small pan and roast the sesame seeds and gram.Set aside.Once the jaggery coconut mixture is cool,slowly add the rice flakes and mix well first with the spoon and then with your hand.Add the roasted sesame seeds,gram and cardamom powder.Mix well again with hand.Store in airtight container.Serve as snack.

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28 comments on “Aval Vilayichathu ~ Sweet Rice Flakes from Kerala !

  1. Suja Manoj
    August 9, 2012

    My childhood favorite too,can have this anytime,looks so yummy and tempting clicks.

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  2. Swasthi
    August 9, 2012

    never knew this version,good snack to munch on.looks great. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. dr.antony
    August 9, 2012

    Hi,
    We used to make our own Aval with rice from our own paddy fields.
    This used to be a preparation before weddings for the guests who would come and stay for many days in advance.
    i tried your kootukari,that was ny favorite too.Came out good,but I added more jaggery than was needed.

    Your recipes are so nadan and nostalgic!

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  4. Leelagovind
    August 9, 2012

    my all time fav..we prepare this in all our auspicious occasions..

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  5. The Mad Scientist
    August 9, 2012

    Wow this is something similar that Amma made. Love it. You could link it up to my event.
    I am hosting WTML All through August’12. Do send me your entries

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  6. Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj
    August 9, 2012

    wow… love it…
    Happy krishna jeyanthi…
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  7. PT
    August 9, 2012

    new version to me 🙂 must try it..

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  8. Saraswathi Tharagaram
    August 9, 2012

    It totally different to me…Bookmarked it.

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  9. PT
    August 9, 2012

    Please collect your award from my space @ “http://jopreet.blogspot.in/2012/08/my-14th-15th-16th-award.html”

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  10. Asmath Nawaz
    August 9, 2012

    Yummy…ssimple and nice click….

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  11. Reshmi Mahesh
    August 10, 2012

    Love this…yummy and tempting preparation…Beautiful clicks..

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  12. Divya Pramil
    August 10, 2012

    Nice clicks dear and yummy recipe too 🙂
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  13. Shabbu
    August 10, 2012

    yummy and tempting…
    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

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  14. anilkurup
    August 10, 2012

    Nostalgic!
    The bygone days!

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  15. Gauri
    August 10, 2012

    Some foods, though simple bring such fond memories that they hold a special place.. nice post and nice recipe!

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  16. Julie
    August 10, 2012

    Love this always,can have anytime..Delicious n tempting clicks,Dhyuthi:-)

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  17. Julie
    August 10, 2012

    Love this always,can have anytime..Delicious n tempting clicks,Dhyuthi:-)

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  18. Vimitha Anand
    August 10, 2012

    Healthy sweet recipe… Looks yum

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  19. Vimitha Anand
    August 10, 2012

    Healthy sweet recipe… Looks yum

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  20. Hema
    August 10, 2012

    Looks so yumm, we do this with the white aval..

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  21. Vidhya
    August 10, 2012

    This looks so yummy haven't had in a while.

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  22. Amina Khaleel
    August 11, 2012

    never heard of this before.. looks delicious… 🙂

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  23. Insignia
    August 11, 2012

    These simple home made sweets and savories are so healthy. This has been my favorite; my mom used to make these

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  24. hemalata
    August 11, 2012

    Very tempting dessert,looks so yummy n will try soon.

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  25. Jay
    August 11, 2012

    looks superbb yaar..feel to have it right now..
    Tasty Appetite

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  26. Sayantani
    August 14, 2012

    very new recipe to me and I love it. I can always have anything sweet for breakfast or for snack and thats just perfect for me.

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  27. Manju
    August 23, 2012

    Hello there, first time here and I wish I'd found yuor space earlier. What an amazing collection you have here.

    I love this Aval Nanachathu (thats how we call it at home) . I remember during my college days , at my aunts home, she used to always make this for tea time n add bananas too. Following you now for sure!

    Do visit my space at your leisure.

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

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  28. Poorni
    September 3, 2012

    good snack.. thx for sharing dear..

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