Thursday, February 21, 2013


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. 

Serve with Banana or as it is and Enjoy.....
Happy Cooking!!!


  1. wow i have never tried this...looks very appetizing...

  2. we make this at home, but dun roast the aval, we mix it up as it is and have with tea... :)

  3. Hi Rafeeda,
    Roasting the Aval will makes it stiff and gives more tasty.but don't dry roast for longtime.Thanks for ur lovely comments..


  4. Try this dish whenever you gets will love this snack.
    Thanks Arthy for ur lovely comment.