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September 25, 2008

Aval Payasam

After seeing Aval payasam recipe posted by Srikars kitchen, I could not resist myself from trying it out. I made a few modifications according to my taste and imagination and the end result was that I could not have enough of it. Thanks Sripriya for sharing this wonderful recipe.
This is my version of Aval Payasam.

Ingredients:
Aval(Poha)-1/2 cup
Ghee-1tbsp
Cashews-a handful
Almonds-a handful
Milk-1 cup
Evaporated milk-1 cup
Sugar-according to your taste
Cardamom powder-a pinch
Orange color(optional)-a pinch
Saffron-a few strands
Edible camphor-a pinch(optional)
Coconut-1 tbsp

Dry grind almonds and cashews(setting a few aside to roast) to a fine powder.
Heat ghee. Fry some cashews to golden brown. Set aside. In the same pan, fry poha in ghee for a couple of minutes. Add milk. Let it boil(if the mixture is too thick, add some more milk). Add the ground nuts, sugar, evaporated milk, coconut, saffron, orange color, cardamom powder & edible camphor. Simmer for 5 minutes. Garnish with roasted nuts. Tastes best when warm!

13 comments:

  1. I just love Aval payasam. Did you use thick or thin poha? Does it matter?

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  2. Aval payasam looks awesome !! I also want to give it a try :)

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  3. Dear Mahimaa,
    Lakshmi's comment is apt-AVAL PAYASAM IS AWESOME.
    But what about people having Diabetes?
    Ramkumar

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  4. Thxs for trying my recipe..hope it came good.Happy to see little bit variation in ur recipe.
    Something is waiting for u in my blog dear..

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  5. Hey neat,like the idea of aval payasam...looks delicious :)

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  6. Yay yay yay! I will be reeling in this award for this weekend. Thanks so much Mahimaa! Appreciate your gesture.

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  7. Congrats on your award Mahimaaa and thanks so much for passing this award on to me...:)

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  8. never tried this payasam...looks fabulous..congrates on ue awards

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  9. Thanks Usha and Suma.

    Appa-Diabetic people can't have it.. they have to control their taste buds! What to do? Otherwise they can use sugar-free sugar instead of regular ones.

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  10. I haven't developed a taste for aval payasam.. maybe your recipe will change my mind :)

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  11. Hi Mahimaa,

    Payasam looks very very yummy :)

    Am Anu from My Scrawls. I have posted my version of aval payasam in my blog. Do visit my blog when u get time. Would be happy to receive comment from a veteran blogger :)

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