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Its a week to Krishna Jayanthi and I thought it would be appropriate to start posting about the goodies Krishna enjoyed. There is a whole ...

Avil Kesari

Its a week to Krishna Jayanthi and I thought it would be appropriate to start posting about the goodies Krishna enjoyed. There is a whole spectrum of things that he relished. To name a few: Avil (Poha or Beaten Rice), Butter, Milk, Yogurt, everything in the Murukku family, and sweets. I decided to post on each of these dishes for the rest of the week and kind of build up to the birthday bash. 


Gadgets:

Heavy Bottom Pan
Mixing Spoon
Plates
Colander
Bowl
Measuring Cup



Ingredients:

South Indian Avil/Poha/Beaten Rice - 2.5 cups
NOTE: Avil does not expand in quantity in this recipe like Rava or semolina.
Sugar- 1.25 cups
Saffron - a few strands
Cardamon - 4 pods powdered
Edible Camphor - a pinch ( optional)
Kesari Color(yellow food coloring) - 1/4 tsp
Butter - 1/4 cup 
Cashew nuts - 1/2 cup



Preparation:

1. Take 5 cups of Avil and wash it to remove all dirt from surface.

2. Drain the excess water using the colander.

3. Heat the pan and add butter and allow it to turn to ghee (brown butter). Add cashews and roast them.Add the Avil and mix well for 5 minutes.

4. Add 4 cups of sugar, saffron, kesari powder(optional), a pinch of camphor, cardamon powder and mix well.

5. Allow it to cook for 5 minutes and serve it hot. Tastes great with puri.





17 comments:

  1. Good. I am sure krishna will enjoy his birthday bash. Waiting for more krishna jayanthi bakshanam.

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  2. Yummy aval kesari. I tasted this kesari once at my relative's place. But didnot got around making myself. Seeing yours, I am tempted to try.

    Looking forward to more of krishna jayanthi goodies

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  3. Aval Kesari..tht's new for me..looks very gud....and lovely writeup

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  4. yummmmmmmy. very tasty. Just want to have a spoonful by looking at the picture. tempting dear.

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  5. that looks amazing .. As a kid, My granny had narrated this story to me a hundred times ..

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  6. great yaar...lovely post...waiting for more...

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  7. Nice post....waiting to celebrate krishnajayanthi :)

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  8. Thank you for all these wonderful comments. Will update all the recipes I am thinking of posting by friday.

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  9. I love kesari and having tasted it the word that comes to mind is DELICIOUS AND FANTASTIC. The sweet was just perfect unlike Indian sweets which tends to be too sweet.

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  10. Having tasted this dish I should surely post my comments.. It was wonderful, delicious and yummy. I am sure to make this for Krishna Jayanthi.

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  11. Looks yummy and delicious. Lord Krishna would surely love your dish. Wish make some for him on his birthday

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  12. LOVELY POST,..WHEN I WAS KID WHENEVER MY MOTHER USED TO FEED ME ,I ALAYS USED TO AKE HER FOR STORIES,..AND RAMA AND KRISHNA STORIES ERE MY FAVOURITE,..OTHER NAME OF KUCHELA IS SUDAMA,,,:-)..ILL BE AITIN FOR UR POSTS,..:-)

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  13. krisna and kuchela's story was my fav bedtime story when i was small. and i liked aval mainly coz it was mentioned in my fav story ;)

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  14. What a lovely writeup. The kesari looks yummy. Will prepare it for Krishna Jayanthi.

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  15. Wonderful post...never tried this aval with sugar normally we make it with vellam/jaggery..will try this way sometime:)

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  16. The kesari was very moist and tasty. I loved it!
    Vasanth

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  17. Same bedtime story was told by my mom and granny, but in that Krishna's best friend was Sudama.
    Wow I am going nuts seeing soo many goodies when I am off sweets.

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