Aval/Beaten rice flakes vilayichathu is a tea time snack for kids...a jaggery- coconut coated snack.Aval is also known as poha, is beaten dried flakes of rice.We can use any type of Aval like brown rice or white rice. Here I used brown rice Aval.
- Aval/poha(brown)- 250 gm
- Jaggery (grated)-1 cup(more or less according to your taste)
- Coconut grated-1cup
- cardamom crushed- 5-7
- Dry ginger crushed -1/2tsp
- Black sesame seeds/ellu- 1tsp
- Chana dal/Split chick peas/Pottukadala -2 tbsp
- Ghee/Clarified butter-2 tsp
- Water -1/4 cup
- Heat a pan and dry roast the Aval on a low flame for 2-3 minutes.Then remove it from flame and transfer this on to a plate.
- In a thick bottomed pan,melt the grated jaggery with water on low flame.oKeep aside.Let it cool.Strain this to remove any impurities.
- Now reheat the strained syrup on a medium heat,stirring frequently till it reaches one thread consistency.
- Add grated coconut and continue to stir till all the water is absorbed from the coconut.
- Now add Aval/beaten rice flakes,mix it stirring constantly to coat aval with jaggery and coconut.
- Add crushed cardomom and dry ginger powder.When the mixture thickens switch off the flame.Keep it aside.
- Heat ghee in a pan.roast chan dal and add it to the aval mixture.
- Add sesame seeds to the hot ghee and roast lightly.(be careful not to burn the seeds)
- Pour this on to sweetened beaten rice flakes mixture and mix it well.
- This can be stored in the refrigerator for a month.But before you store,allow it to cool completely.
- If you feel that jaggery is more and is very sticky,then add couple of tsp of sugar and mix it well.This will make it dry the Aval mixture.
- We can add roasted cashew nuts also.