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Aval Payasam ~ Milk Pudding with flat,light rice flakes !

This is another special pudding / payasam we prepare in kerala.I think everywhere in India you can see something sweet with poha/rice flakes.We in Kerala,apart from serving it as a snack (aval vilayichathu),converts to a pudding that is special in every sense.Cooked in milk and flavored with cardamom,this is simple but divine in taste.May be the reason some temples offer it as ‘prasadam’ (offering). Mine is a faster version which you can prepare with such ease dancing around the kitchen,Hope you will enjoy…

Ingredients

150 gm aval/flattened rice flakes/poha
20 gm aval,grounded to powder
750 ml – 1 ltr milk
2 tsp ghee
125 gm sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder
handful of cashews and raisins

Method

Wash the flakes quickly and keep in a colander to drain.Where as small portion (about 20 gm) should be made to fine powder.This is to give the payasam/kheer/pudding kind of thickness it need.Heat ghee in an uruli or a thick bottomed vessel and fry the cashews and raisins.keep it aside to garnish.Reduce the heat and roast the drained flakes in low flame till it’s partly firm.Add 750 ml of milk to this followed by the powdered flake.Mix well and increase the flame.Once it start boiling,add the sugar and reduce the heat.Mix well and simmer for 5-7 minutes.By this time the pudding/payasam will begin to thicken.The rice flakes always absorb the liquid fast and so we can’t predict on the volume of milk used.At this stage add the cardamom powder and mix well.Switch off and allow the flavors to merge properly.Garnish with the cashews and raisins.Likewise if it goes real thick,you may dilute with more milk.Serve semi-hot !

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31 comments on “Aval Payasam ~ Milk Pudding with flat,light rice flakes !

  1. Thommy
    February 1, 2013

    Never heard of a paayasam with aval. Thank you for introducing. Looks delicious. Need to try.
    (By the way, your new web design is very elegant. Did you do it yourself…? If not, pl. advice who helped you. Thinking of upgrading my blog to a website. tkodenkandath@gmail.com)

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  2. Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj
    February 1, 2013

    very tempting payasam… its on my to do list… yumm…
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    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  3. divya
    February 1, 2013

    yummy and tempting !!! absolutely gorgeous pics !!

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  4. Swasthi Blank
    February 1, 2013

    This was new to me till i became a food blogger. i have never tried it. looks simple and delicious.cute Handi and ofcourse the payasam too looks very inviting.

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  5. Vikis Kitchen
    February 1, 2013

    Delicious payasam. looks gorgeous!

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  6. Manju
    February 1, 2013

    I love all kinds of paal payasams…adding aval would be so nice!!

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

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  7. Vimitha Anand
    February 1, 2013

    Its in my to do list for a long time. Looks creamy n yum

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  8. Priya
    February 1, 2013

    Omg, wat a creamy and rich looking payasam, aval payasam is one of my most favourite payasam,i must say here.

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  9. Savitha Ganesan
    February 1, 2013

    Creamy payasam.Love the vessel.love it.

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  10. Julie
    February 1, 2013

    wow..this looks super delish,yummy rich!!

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  11. Hema
    February 1, 2013

    So rich, creamy and super delicious..

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  12. Krithi Karthi
    February 1, 2013

    Would love to have some steaming hot now! Lovely recipe..

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  13. Manju Modiyani
    February 1, 2013

    Looks very creamy and delicious…

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  14. Priya R
    February 1, 2013

    Lovely comforting drink, looks so good… loving the brass bowl… 🙂 looks like someone enjoyed it

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  15. Sangeetha Priya
    February 1, 2013

    wow so creamy delicious kheer, love ur usual gr8 clicks too 🙂

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  16. Sona S
    February 2, 2013

    Nice clicks, payasam looks delicious.

    Spill the Spices

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  17. Gauri
    February 2, 2013

    Only make maharashtrian 'kande pohe' and have milk and pohe with jaggery its one of my fav breakfasts with aval, this is really new to me and very interesting!

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  18. Insignia
    February 2, 2013

    Lip smacking!

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  19. Rafeeda A. Raheem
    February 3, 2013

    i never knew about aval payasam till i found it on swathi's page and tried it once. it tasted really good. the idea of powdering aval sounds interesting! would try it in your way, soon… 🙂

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  20. Vidhya
    February 4, 2013

    I would love to have some of this right now.

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  21. Maha Gadde
    February 4, 2013

    very healthy n so tempting

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  22. Lena Rashmin Raj
    February 5, 2013

    woww..i love this..color is too tempting 🙂

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  23. Jay
    February 6, 2013

    wow..this looks yummm
    Tasty Appetite

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  24. Reshmi Mahesh
    February 7, 2013

    Yummy payasam and lovely clicks..

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  25. priya satheesh
    February 8, 2013

    yummy yummy and looks creamy… Tempting payasam.

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  26. Vidya Chandrahas
    February 8, 2013

    Wow ! Very inviting creamy kheer !!

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  27. Vijitha
    February 8, 2013

    Lovely creamy payasam! I have always wanted to own a “uruli” but for some reasons I didn't buy it yet. You have tempted me to hunt for ir. The pictures are so ethnic.

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  28. sojo
    February 9, 2013

    one of my fav payasams…. first time here, loved ur space… following u… do drop in at my space too…

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  29. Swapna Raghu Sanand
    February 9, 2013

    Wow, my heart brimmed over with 'kothi' or longing to have that yummy payasam but I guess it will have to wait 🙂 I like the overall feel of your pics, the flower touch especially.

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  30. Divya Pramil
    February 14, 2013

    Wow love aval payasam so much and loved the clicks too the brass vessel really looks good in the clicks 🙂 Good one dear!!

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  31. Usha
    February 20, 2013

    Simple and delicious payasam !! Loved the pics too 🙂

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