Aval Kesari – Poha Kesari – Poha Sheera

February 17, 2016 Gokulashtami RecipesKarthigai Deepam RecipesNavaratri SpecialSweets/Desserts  10 comments

Kesari is a quick and easy sweet to make for sudden cravings. This Aval Kesari is no exception to it. I am always in the look for some quick sweets as I make it for Sai Baba pooja every Thursday. Somehow missed to click this Aval Kesari all these days. Without much preparation time and with simple ingredients from your pantry, u can treat yourself with this mouth-watering Aval Kesari.

Do check my Rava Kesari & Semiya Kesari too.

Now to the recipe..



[Preparation Time-5 mins : Cooking Time- 20 mins]


  • Aval/Poha – 1 cup
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Ghee – 3 tbsp
  • Cashews – few
  • Cardamom powder – a pinch
  • Yellow food colour – few drops(optional)





  • Heat a pan and dry roast aval for a couple of minutes, just until u get a nice aroma. Transfer it to a plate and let it cool down. In the same pan add a tbsp of ghee and roast the cashew pieces until golden brown. Keep it aside.

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  • Now add water in the same pan and heat it. Meanwhile grind the roasted aval in a mixer into a semi-coarse powder. Once the water starts boiling add the aval powder.

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  • First it will look watery. Cook in low-medium flame. Once all the water is absorbed and the aval is cooked, add the sugar and food colour (if using).

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  • It will become watery once u add sugar. Add ghee and keep stirring in medium flame. Make sure there are no lumps. Add the fried cashews and cardamom powder. After a few mins u can see that it will start leaving the sides of the pan. Switch off the flame.

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Thats it!! Yummy Aval Kesari is ready!

Serve warm topped with a dollop of ghee!!





  1. Ratio of poha and sugar is 1:1. This Aval Kesari will not need double the amount of sugar like rava kesari.
  2. Adjust water according to the poha variety u use. I have used thick variety.
  3. Do not make it very thick. Switch off when it is in a slightly flowing consistency. It will thicken once it cools down.
  4. Do not add sugar before the aval is cooked well.
  5. U can add orange food colour too. Since both my Rava and Semiya Kesari are orange in colour, I added yellow food colour to make this Aval Kesari.

10 comments to Aval Kesari – Poha Kesari – Poha Sheera

  • Traditionallymodernfood  says:

    Lip smacking can I grab that bowl

  • Nalini somayaji  says:

    delicious and mouth watering Kesari Poha..loving it …

  • kushi  says:

    Looks super delicious!

  • Jeena  says:

    Oh wow, kesari always being my fav..is always welcomed.This is gorgeous.

  • marudhuskitchen  says:

    A bowl full of deliciousness…

  • Jolly  says:

    WoW it looks super yummy !!

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    Wow! What a vibrant and delish looking dessert!

  • Hema  says:

    Kesari looks superb, perfect texture..

  • Lavanya  says:


  • Chitrapradeep  says:

    Ur explanation is so clear,appreciate u for sharing…..chitrapradeep

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