August is the month of festivals. Janmashtami 2021 falls on August 30. Janmashtami is also known as Krishna Jayanthi or Gokulashtami . Birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great fervor in many parts of India.Lot of goodies , both savory and sweet are made and offered to Lord Krishna.For working women like me who have time constraint to prepare a elaborate spread, Sihi Avalakki / Sweet Poha is a perfect dish . It can be prepared in less than 15 minutes. A perfect dish to offer to the Lord. It is very simple and easy .
Ingredients for Sihi Avalakki / Sweet Poha:
White Avalakki / Poha / Flattened Rice: I have used the thin variety. Gives a perfect texture.
Jaggery Powder : You can use normal jaggery instead. Melt it and strain it to remove the dirt if any.
Grated desiccated Coconut: I have used grated desiccated coconut. you can add fresh coconuts chunks instead.
Cardamom Powder: Adds a nice flavor to the sweet dish.
Ghee: I have used ghee for roasting cashews. Adds a nice aroma to the dish.
Cashews: You can add any dry fruit as per your choice. I have used only cashews.
Recipe for Sihi Avalakki / Sweet Poha:
Author: Preethi Prasad
Prep Time : 10 Mins
Cook Time : 5 Mins
Total Time : 10 mins
Course : Snack
Ingredients for Sihi Avalakki / Sweet Poha
1 Cup White Avalakki / Poha / Flattened Rice (You can use thin ones too)
1/2 Cup Jaggery Powder
1/4 Cup Grated desiccated Coconut
1/2 Tsp Cardamom Powder
1 Tsp Ghee
8 Cashews (broken into small pieces
Wash the Avalakki / Poha / Flattened rice nicely and leave it in a colander for 5 minutes .
In a mixing bowl add the washed poha , jaggery powder , grated desiccated coconut , cardamom powder and mix well.
In a tempering pan add ghee and slightly roast the cashews pieces until golden brown.
Pour the ghee tempering over the Avalakki / Poha mixture.
Mix all the ingredients together.
Offer it as Prasad to the Lord on any festive occasion or enjoy as a snack.