Feb 9, 2011

Brown Poha Paayasam / Kheer ( Aval Paayasam )

Brown Poha Paayasam / Kheer ( Aval Paayasam )

Basic recipe credit - Amrita TV Cookery show

Serves: 5 - 6 dessert cups

Brown poha available @ Santhosh Supermarket, Nilgiris, Reliance & Cholayil Sanjeevan in Chennai.

You will need

1 tablespoon ghee ( for poha )
1 cup ( 200 g ) Brown poha or white poha ( aval )
150 to 175 g sugar ( 3/4 cup - measure poha and sugar in same measuring cup ) )
500 ml boiled milk ( do not dilute milk with water )
2 pinches cardamom powder
1 tablespoon ghee
1 teaspoon cashew nuts, split
1 teaspoon raisins


In a wide kadai or frying pan, heat ghee on a medium heat. Reduce heat to low and fry poha for 10 minutes until poha well mixed with ghee evenly ( color change from light brown to brown ). Stir continuously and avoid frying in high heat.

Add sugar, mix well and stir continuously for 10 minutes on a low heat.

Add boiled milk, mix well, cover with a lid and cook on a low to medium heat for 15 minutes or until the poha softens / reduction in quantity / milk slightly thickens. Switch off the heat. Keep aside for 15 minutes.

Add cardamom powder and mix well.

Heat ghee in a frying pan. Shallow fry raisins and cashew nut separately on a low heat till golden color. Add shallow fried raisins and cashew nuts.

Serve hot / warm / chilled.


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Priti said...

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