Aval Payasam Recipe

Aval Payasam Recipe
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Aval Payasam is a dessert made during the festive occasion of Ugadi in Southern Indian. Flattened rice or poha is cooked in milk and variety of dry fruits are also used in the preparation.
Aval Payasam Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Rating 9.2 / 10 (5 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 1/4 Cup poha (flattened rice)
  • 1 Litre whole cream milk
  • 5 Almonds, thinly slivered
  • 5 Pistachios thinly slivered
  • 5 Pinches cardamom powder
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 4 Cashews, broken
  • 15 Raisins
How to make Aval Payasam:
  • Wash and drain the poha. Leave it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Separate poha grains with your finger.
  • Boil the milk in a large vessel.
  • When milk starts boiling, add poha and stir gently.
  • Bring to boil again.
  • Simmer till milk volume reduces to half. Stir occasionally.
  • Now add sugar and cardamom. Stir to dissolve.
  • Add raisins and cashews. Simmer for 2 more minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped almonds and pistachios.
  • Aval Payasam is ready.

Reviews and Ratings:
Sg posted 26/07/2012
I tried this today.. the 1:4 measure for sugar is way too sweet for me) I think a 1:1.5 would work better.. this is for those who think a bit less it better than a bit more :) Otherwise, very simple.. very tasty recipe.
vishnuv posted 17/03/2011
it is very diffrent & very tasty
mark yow posted 17/02/2009
very cool