Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Red Aval Payasam (Red Poha Kheer)

Happy Krishna Jayanthi to all!

Krishna …. A character liked by all age groups, adorned worldwide and  linked with everybody’s life. Krishna is the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu and  his birth is celebrated as Krishna Jayanthi/ Gokulashtami/ Janmashtami .

We all know Krishna is fond of butter, milk, sweets , aval and snacks like seedai, murukku etc. So it is a practice to offer these things  as “Nivedyam” on Krishna Jayanthi.

Today I prepared Red Aval Payasam as Gokulashtami Special. Very simple but delicious, healthy desert made with minimum ingredients.

  • Red aval – 1/2 cup
  • Milk – ½ litre
  • Jaggery              - ¾ cup
  • Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
  • Ghee – 1 to 2 tsp
  • Cashews -few


First roast cashews with few drops of ghee  until golden brown colour and keep it aside. In the same pan, roast  aval till you get a nice aroma, cool it and grind coarsely. Boil milk in a sauce pan, add the ground aval and cook for 5 minutes. In the mean time,  powder the jaggery, add a cup of water and melt it and filter the impurities. Add this jiggery syrup to the aval-milk mixture, bring it to a boil . then add coconut, cardamom powder , add the balance ghee and give a nice stir and switch off.
Aval payasam is ready to offer to Lord Krishna!

  1. You can use  raisins and other nuts as you wish.
  2. I used thick aval for this recipe. If you use thin aval (Silky Aval), then you need not even grind.


  1. Ithu varai Ithellam enga kannile kanbikkave illa. Eppa seithu kondu vara poreenga.

  2. Prepare the dish following my recipe and bring it.