Sweet rice flakes recipe or sweet poha recipe is a South Indian recipe. Sweet poha is a part of festival foods.
Sweet poha is made during Janmashtami - Gokulashtami festival.
It is also made as an 'Naivedya', offering to the gods during other
religious festivals and distributed to the devotees as 'prasad'.
Sweet poha can be made as breakfast by itself or as an accompaniment to any savory dish to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Sweet poha is a no cooking recipe. It is easy and quick to make. Ingredients needed are few and mostly available in Indian kitchens.
Sweet aval / avalakki is only made at home and you will not find it in any restaurant.
Let us see how this special sweet dish is made.
Types of rice flakes - poha used for this recipe.
Generally thick or medium rice flakes or beaten rice or poha is used for this recipe.
If you do not have thick or medium aval, you may use thin poha too.
You may use brown rice flakes made with brown which is healthier. You may need to soak it a bit longer.
Take a look at the image to see what kind of poha you can use.
Soaking poha - Rice flakes
If you are using thin aval, do not soak. just wash and mix with jaggery and cardamom powder.
For variation, you may add a chopped up banana to aval. That gives good taste and flavor.
Instead of freshly grated coconut, you may use desiccated coconut.