Poha Sheera | Aval Kesari | Easy Sweet Recipe with step by step pictures

Kesari had been a favorite of mine but I rarely make anything other thant he usual rava kesari. So for this Kokulashtami I wanted to make something different so tried this easy kesari with aval / poha.

Aval /pressed rice is a favorite of Lord Krishna and this one is really apt for the festival.The method is very simple and nothing can go wrong in the preparation. Do try this to see how tasty and easy it is to prepare.

This is my first post for blogging marathon #79, week 3, day 2, with the theme Festival dishes.

This day That year…

2015Recipes with Mushrooms
2014Cheats Chocolate Mousse
2013Chettinad Saiva Meen Kuzhambu –  Chettinad style  vegetarian fish curry
2012  Ajwain Tomato rice, Carrot-onion Raita, Carrot Curd rice
2011 Banana Relish

Step by Step method to make Poha Sheera | Aval Kesari | Easy Sweet Recipe

Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a pan and fry the cashews till golden. Remove from ghee and keep aside. To the same pan, add raisins and fry till they puff out. Remove from pan and keep along with cahews.

Now roast poha in the same pan till they turn crisp. The color shouldn’t darken/ char. Spread over a plate and let it cool. Once cooled, pulse once in am mixie to get a coarse powder.

Boil water in a pan and once it comes to a boil, simmer and slowly add the powdered poha. Keep stirring so that lumps are not formed. Once it is cooked[will take 5-7 minutes] add sugar.

Once sugar is added the mixture will become watery . Add a few drops of food color and mix well. The kesari will start thickening slowly.

As the kesari thickens, add a teaspoon of ghee and stir. Keep adding spoonfuls of ghee in intervals.Once the kesari turns glossy, add the cashews and raisins and mix well.

Remove from heat and it is ready to be offered as neivedhyam

Note:

  • You can use any type of poha[ Thick/ thin]
  • Red rice flakes can be used
  • The sugar I added was just right. If you want it sweeter, increase the sugar by 1/4 cup
  • You can also omit the food color.
  • Another couple of spoons of ghee can be added to make it richer

 

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Aval Kesari | Poha Sheera

A simple dessert for Offering [neivedhyam]

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Poha / aval
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 10 numbers Cashews
  • 10 numbers Raisins
  • Orange food color
  • 5 teaspoons Ghee Divided
Instructions
  1. Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a pan and fry the cashews till golden. Remove from ghee and keep aside. To the same pan, add raisins and fry till they puff out. Remove from pan and keep along with cahews.
  2. Now roast poha in the same pan till they turn crisp. The color shouldn't darken/ char. Spread over a plate and let it cool. Once cooled, pulse once in am mixie to get a coarse powder.
  3. Boil water in a pan and once it comes to a boil, simmer and slowly add the powdered poha. Keep stirring so that lumps are not formed.
  4. Once it is cooked[will take 5-7 minutes] add sugar.Once sugar is added the mixture will become watery
  5. Add a few drops of food color and mix well. The kesari will start thickening slowly.
  6. As the kesari thickens, add a teaspoon of ghee and stir. Keep adding spoonfuls of ghee in intervals.Once the kesari turns glossy, add the cashews and raisins and mix well.
  7. Remove from heat and it is ready to be offered as neivedhyam...
Recipe Notes
  • You can use any type of poha[ Thick/ thin]
  • Red rice flakes can be used
  • The sugar I added was just right. If you want it sweeter, increase the sugar by 1/4 cup
  • You can also omit the food color.
  • Another couple of spoons of ghee can be added to make it richer

6 thoughts on “Poha Sheera | Aval Kesari | Easy Sweet Recipe”

  1. My daughter has been asking for semolina halwa since morning and I kept on avoiding due to amount of ghee involved. this is a better option with only 5 tsp of ghee…good one

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