Aval Puttu / Flatten rice Puttu

Aval Puttu / Flatten rice Puttu:

Janmashtami special recipe, Krishna felt happy by a fist full of plain poha (Aval),  but we prepare versatile recipes with Aval to please our lord Krishna for his grace. Aval puttu is one such sweet verity as neivedhyam. This has a soft texture and delicious taste.

Aval / Flatten rice, Poha Puttu
  Aval / Flatten rice, Poha Puttu

Ingredients to prepare:

Aval -2 cups

Milk and water together 1 cup

Jaggery powdered-1 cup

Coconut grated-3 tbsp

Ghee-2 tbsp

Cashews – broken 2 tbsp

Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp

Method:

Heat pan and fry thick aval slightly, approximately for 5 minutes in medium flame.

Allow it to cool and grind to a smooth powder.

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In a wide pan add  powdered Aval, sprinkle 1/2 cup of milk and mix it gradually, leave it for awhile.

After 2 to 3 minutes sprinkle rest of the milk and mix well without any lumps.

In the case, if lumps occur grind it in the mixie for a few seconds to get a smooth texture.

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Take another pan add powdered jaggery, sprinkle some water and bring it to melt.

Once jaggery gets melted, strain it to remove the unwanted particles.

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Bring it to boil again, let it boil for a minute or two.

Now add grated coconut and mixed puttu  to the jaggery syrup, reduce flame and stir it to incorporate well.

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Add Ghee and cardamom, stir it for 3 minutes approximately in a medium flame .

Heat ghee, fry cashew nuts and garnish on top of it.

Delicious Aval puttu is ready, serve hot

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Aval Upma / Flattened rice flakes mix

Aval Upma / Flattened rice flakes mix:

Fresh to eat, easy to prepare, healthy to our body is toothsome Aval upma. Aval is otherwise known as poha or flattened rice flakes in English. Sometimes we are really confused what to prepare as special for breakfast, it should be a delicious and less time-consuming dish! choose this, store it in your mind as instant cooking. Many regions in India prepare this type for breakfast or snack time dish. It is an ideal dish for children too. Crunchiness of nuts and special aroma with ginger and capsicum, awesome taste .

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Ingredients:

Aval / Flattened rice – 2 cups Serves 3 to 4 person.

Onion-1 sliced

Green chillies-3 to 4

Ginger-1/2 tsp finely chopped or grated

Curry leaves-1 twig

Tomato -1  sliced

Capsicum (green)-1/2 chopped optional

Salt-1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

To Temper:

Oil-4 tsp

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Urad dal-1 tsp

Channa dal -1 tsp

Pea nuts-2 tsp

Cashews broken-2 tsp

Method:

Wash two times and drain water completely with a strainer. Let it stay in the strainer.

Heat wide pan, add oil and season it with the above mentioned to temper ingredients. (golden yellow)

Add onion slices,ginger and green chilli saute for a while, mix salt and turmeric powder.

Now add tomato and cook till it leaves its skin.

Finally, add curry leaves and chopped capsicum stir for a while.

Add aval to the mixture, cook all together for 5 to 10 minutes  over a medium flame.

Palatable aval upma is ready to serve.

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