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Aval/ Avil Payasam / Poha Kheer / Beaten Rice Pudding

Written By FewMinute Wonders on Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 11:42 PM

Avil payasam is simple and easy to make. It gets cooked fast and is one of my favorite payasam to prepare. It is commonly prepared as prasadham on Krishna Jayanthi day, as Krishna loves poha as everyone is often reminded of the story of Krishna and Sudama. Yesterday, I had invited family to dinner and I thought aval payasam would be easy to make as a dessert. Here is how I prepared the kheer.


Frying Pans
Measuring Cups and spoons


Milk - 4 cups
Sugar - 1 cup ( add more according to taste)
Thick Avil/ Poha - 1/2 cup
Cashew Nuts - 1/4 cup
Cardamom - 4 pods powdered
Ghee - 2 tbsps


1. Add the avil to a colander and give it a good rinse and allow it to drain well. Set it aside. 

2. Heat the milk in a wide mouth pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Add 2 tbsp of ghee to a frying pan. Add cashew nuts and allow it to get lightly toasted. Add the drained poha and mix well. Until they poha gets well coated in ghee. 

4. Add it to the milk and cook it for 5 minutes. Add sugar and cook for another 10 minutes. Garnish with cardamom powder and mix well. Serve hot ot chilled.


  1. Rich and very tempting payasam,love to finish that bowl.

  2. Aval Payasam Looks delicious Srimathi. You didn't fry the aval. I like your version.

    1. Thank you Swathi. I did fry the Avil, but did it after I soaked and dried the Avil. This is mainly because, the Avil might have some dirt on the surface.

  3. Wow the payasam looks yummy.I used to prepare this.

  4. Looks delicious dear, when I was in the US, I used to add fat free evaporated milk, gave it a nice color and flavor..


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