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Aval Payasam Recipe

Aval Payasam Recipe
Poha or beaten rice is flattened dry flakes. It is used extensively in India. It is known as attukulu in telugu, aval in tamil and poha in hindi. This flattened rice is favourite of Lord Krishna. Lot of dishes are prepared with aval on Krishna Jayanthi. I have already posted Sweet aval. Aval Payasam is a dessert from South India. Payasam is served along with South Indian meals for Lunch. Payasam and Vadai makes an exccellent combo for evening snacks. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Aval Payasam.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Ready In: 25 mins
Yields: 2 Servings.
Aval Payasam Recipe

Ghee 1 tbsp
Cashews 6-10
Raisins 6-10
Aval | Attukulu 1/4 Cup
Milk 2.5 Cups
Sugar or Powdered Jaggery 1/2 Cup
Cardamom powderPinch

  • Heat Ghee in a pan. Add cashews and fry. when cashews starts to turn golden colour, add raisins. Fry for 20 -30 secs till raisins become fluffy. Remove cashews and raisins from pan. In the same pan, add aval | attukulu and fry for 2-3 mins.

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  • Add milk and allow it to boil. When the milk reduces to half, add sugar and cardamom powder. Cook for 2-3 mins. Remove from stove.
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  • Garnish with cashews and raisins.
Aval Payasam Recipe

Aval Payasam Recipe

Alternatively poha can be dry roasted and grinded.
Roasted almonds, pista can also be added for garnishing.
Adjust sugar to your taste.
Payasam thickens after some time, add 1/4 cup hot milk before servings.


  1. I want that bowl of delicious payasam, drooling here.

  2. Just made payasam last weekend, the normal and basic with semolina and split beans. I can find aval easily over here but sure, when its available, will try this delicious aval flavored payasam.

  3. So delicious. this is on my to-do list and planning to make it for Janmashtami.

  4. I am not a big fan of poha wala kheer. But yours looks so inviting, i feel like trying it now :)
    Thanks for sharing...

  5. Such droolicious payasam... love it!

  6. I love this payasam a lot. Usually I make it with sugar only. Have never tried adding jaggery.. will try it next time..

  7. drool worthy payasam looks so yummm dear :)

  8. I am tempted to go and make it right now. Love this one.


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