Sunday, 11 January 2015

Koodaravalli Special - Aval Kesari

Koodaravalli Special - Aval Kesari 

This Festival comes in the month of Marghazi.Koodaravalli is celebrated on the 27th day of Marghazi. It is believed that Andal rendered 30 Pasurams in praise of Lord Krishna on each day f Marghazi. Every Year, we do Puja at our house and sign Devotional songs and read Thiruppavai Pasuram. For more on Thirupavai or Koodaravalli click here.

Usually Akkaravadisal or Sweet Pongal is offered during Kudaravalli. Click here to check out Last Year's celebration. This year I made Sweet Pongal and Aval Kesari. So today I will share the recipe of Aval Kesari and will share Sweet Pongal recipe later. I got this recipe from my mom.


Aval/Poha - 1 Cup
Sugar - 1 Cup
Water - 2 Cups
Ghee/Clarified Butter - 4 Tablespoon - 6 Tablespoon (As per Taste can decrease or Increase)
Badam, Cashewuts and Golden Raisins - As required
Food Color - a tiny pinch (Optional)


  •  In a warm pan, add a Tablespoon of Ghee and roast the aval/Poha for few minutes.
  • Please ensure that you do not change the colour of the Aval.
  • Pulse the roasted Aval in a mixer until it is coarsely done like Sooji/Rava.
  • In a pan, heat 2 cups of water and bring it to boil.
  • To the boiling water, add the prepared Aval Rava while stirring continuously.
  • Now, put the stove on the low flame and cover the pan with a lid and allow the Aval Rava to cook.
  • Stir in between to avoid it from burning.
  • Once all the water is gone, all the pinch of Food coloring and the Sugar. The mixture will become watery.
  • Dont worry, continue cooking for 5-8 minutes, with frequent stirring so they dont burn. 
  • Meanwhile, heat a pan with 1 Tablespoon of Ghee and add the cashews and Raisin and roast till they get a nice golden brown colour. Keep this aside.
  • Within 5 minutes the Kesari will come to a nice consistency, now add a tablespoon or two of ghee and stir till it incorporates.Switch off the flame. 
  • Now add the roasted nuts along with Ghee and raisins to the prepared Aval Kesari and Serve. 


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