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Aval Varattiyathu

Aval Varattiyathu

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 30

Ingredients

Serves 8

  • Aval /Beaten rice flakes (brown/white) 2 cups

  • Jaggery (grated) 1 cups

  • Fresh Grated Coconut 1 cups

  • Cardamom Powder 1/2 tsp

  • Ellu /Black Sesame Seeds 1 tsp

  • Dry Ginger Powder /Chukku 1/4 tsp

  • Kadalapparippu 2 tbsp

  • Ghee/Clarified butter 2 tsp

  • Water 1/4 cups

Directions

  • 01

    In a thick bottomed pan, melt the grated jaggery with water on low flame

  • 02

    Strain this to removes any impurities

  • 03

    Now reheat the strained syrup on a medium heat, stirring frequently till it reaches one thread consistency

  • 04

    (Note - Take a drop of the jaggery solution in a spoon.Let it cool a bit and then touch it with a clean forefinger and then touch your forefinger and your thumb together and pull them apart gently. If the solution forms a thread between your two fingers, then it has reached thread consistency)

  • 05

    Add grated coconut and continue to stir till all the water is absorbed from the coconut

  • 06

    Add the beaten rice flakes, mix and cook over a low flame,stirring constantly to coat the beaten rice with jaggery and coconut

  • 07

    Add cardamom powder/elakka podi, dry ginger powder /chukku podi

  • 08

    When the mixture thickens turn off the fire and set it aside

  • 09

    In a small pan, heat ghee,when it is hot,add chana dal and roast them golden brown

  • 10

    Remove the chana dal from ghee and add to the sweetened beaten rice flakes mixture

  • 11

    (Note- In this recipe I didnot add the chana dal.)

  • 12

    Add sesame seeds to the hot ghee and roast lightly

  • 13

    (Note - Be careful not to burn the seeds)

  • 14

    Pour the ghee and sesame seeds on to the sweetened beaten rice flakes mixture

  • 15

    Mix everything well

  • 16

    Serve with plantain or as it is and Enjoy

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