Today I am sharing a delicious recipe that is perfect for the approaching festive season. A delicious offering that can be ready in just 20 mins. Yes you heard it right. My family is not so fond of sweets so i make a small batch for offering to God. Aval Kesari / Poha Sheera is a easy dessert . Even if you have sudden guests at home you can treat them with this delicious dessert.
What is Aval or Poha?
Flattened Rice / Aval /Poha has many health benefits. Flattened rice is rice which is flattened into flat, light, dry flakes originating from the Indian subcontinent. Some of the benefits are:
Good for people who are allergic to Wheat
Rich in Vitamin B, Carbs and Protein
Good source of Instant energy
Helps to keep us energized and reduces food cravings
Regularly used in Traditional breakfast in India
Compared to Polished white rice Flattened Rice is less processed and light in terms of cooking and digestion.
Some Insights into the Navratri Festival:
Navaratri is a Hindu festival that spans nine nights (and ten days) and is celebrated every year during Autumn.In the eastern and northeastern states of India, the Durga Puja is synonymous with Navaratri. In the South we pray to Goddess Durga. In the north Ram leela is celebrated .In Karnataka /Tamil Nadu decorated dolls or Golu are placed at homes and people exchange coconuts, clothes and sweets among themselves. Dusherra is very grandly celebrated in Mysore every year by the Maharaja of Mysore. It is basically victory of Good over Evil. For me Navratri has many fond memories associated with it.
What is the 94th HWCG Theme?
This fortnight we have chosen a general theme as Navratri is fast approaching .We want our readers to have some great recipes to cook during this period. Our theme is #NavratriFastingRecipesAtHW .Do check this space for all the amazing recipes from my fellow bloggers.
15 thoughts on “AVAL KESARI / POHA SHEERA”
Aval Kesari is anew dish to me. Never thought of making halwa with poha . Looks absolutely delectable !
Halwa with Poha sounds very interesting and as you said a good option for those who are allergic to gluten.. I think I will give it a try as it looks so delicious
We love aval kesari and this looks too tempting and delicious Preethi. Love the natural addition of saffron for the color.
I have made payasam with aval but never made kesari. It looks good and ideal for those who are on a gluten-free diet.
Hey this I must try. I make aval sakkarapongal which is more or less the same but without grinding poha . One easy prasadam for Navratri
I have never tried making any sweet with aval. Kesari looks delicious. I will try it sometime soon.
Poha halwa is totally new for me. We eat doodh chura or dahi chura.
This looks so inviting. Let me try it once.
I would have never thought of using aval or flatten rice for a halwa. An innovative and delicious looking Aval Kesari.
This looks amazing. I have never had this before.. will try it
The poha halwa look simply irresistible Preethi ! So beautiful color of kesari, tempting and delicious share !
Aval kesari looks delicious and loved that natural colour from saffron. Delicious share for the festive season.
Halwa with Poha sounds so awesome. Looks super delicious too. Wonderful share.
poha halwa looks delicious di. Also it is so simple and quick to make in festive time !