Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Avalum Sharkarum - Beaten Rice with Jaggery

A simple sweetened snack made with beaten rice, jaggery, coconut and ripe plantain.


3 cups - Beaten rice / poha/ Aval
1/2 cup - Freshly grated coconut
3/4 cup - Jaggery syrup
2 pods - Cardamom, powdered
1 - Ripe plantain, chopped to small pieces


1 ) Wet the beaten rice with little water. If you have freshly opened sweet coconut water, use that to wet the beaten rice.

2 ) Mix all the ingredients listed with beaten rice.

Serve as a snack and enjoy this jaggery sweetened Aval.


Priya Bhaskaran said...

I love this recipe..when hungry this recipe can be made my childhood favourite:)

dhanya said...

Hey i too luv this item...My mother's fav snack!!

Sia's Corner said...

prav, u r cooking some authentic recipes here. avalakki with upma is served for breakfast in most of the function back in my native.

Asha said...

I remember eating this in Belgaum at a friends house.My mom doesn't make this.Looks so good Pravs.

Pravs said...

Hi Priya : Yes, this is like a instant snack you can fix, if you have the ingredients ready in hand.

Hi Dhanya : Now a days it's become my fav snack too. :D

Hi Sia : Is this the same recipe for avalakki too ?

Sia's Corner said...

prav, there r many recipes for making avalakki. this sweet recipe is almost same except for one thing. we serve banana separately. but did u know, banana and jaggary with honey+sugar+cardamom powder is added for ganapati homa(havan).
there is also a spicier version of avalakki using onion and crushed red chilli powder.

Pravs said...

Hi Asha : Thank you.Will you make this ?

Hi Sia : Even for this recipe you can serve the banana in the side. But then i choppped & mixed, so that you can just use a spoon and eat it. But if you smash up the banana with will be awesome.
At home for pooja... i remember a combination of what you mentioned was prepared as prasadham. But instead of jaggery, sugar and the crystal type sugar was used..also ghee...whoa ! my mouth is watering :D
In school i remember a classmate used to bring the spicy version of avalakki...but it was very dry.

Richa said...

ooh, my mouth is watering looking at the beautiful presentation. love jaggery over sugar, will try this.
btw do you use the thin or the thick variety poha?

Pravs said...

Hi Richa: I used thick poha for this. Please do try.

Surya Hith said...

oh!my favourite snack.I regularly use red thick poha to make this.Presentation is so good.Thanks Pravs!!

Sia's Corner said...

if u add fresh grated coconut to spicy avalakki it becomes very soft to chew...or else its a good exercise to ur jaw;)

Pravs said...

Hi Surya : Thank you. I have not seen red poha in the stores here.Does red poha make a difference in taste ?

Hi Sia : you are right. I always wet avalakki with water to make it soft. For this recipe first time i didn't do that and my jaws had good excerise :D

Kribha said...

Hey my hubby made this for me during one krishna jayanthi. The only variation is he did not use bananas.But I'll suprise him with your recipe. Thanks