Sweet rice flakes - Sweet poha recipe
Sihi avalakki - गोड पोहे - मीठा पोहा

Sweet rice flakes recipe or sweet poha recipe is a 'No cooking' South Indian recipe. Sweet poha is a part of festival foods and may also be made for breakfast or as a quick snack. It takes only 10 minutes to make.

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.

How to make Sweet rice flakes - Sweet poha - Sihi avalakki

Types of rice flakes - poha used for this recipe

Types of rice flakes - PohaTypes of rice flakes - Poha

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

  • Use thin poha without soaking.
  • Thick or medium poha will need to be washed and drained and kept aside for 5 to 10 minutes.

I am using medium thick poha.

Ingredients for sweet poha to serve 2-3

  • Thick or medium rice flakes - aval - poha - 1 cup
  • jaggery, grated or crushed - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Freshly grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • a small pinch of salt
  • chopped banana(optional) - 1 cup

Making sweet beaten rice - sweet poha


  1. Put the rice flakes onto a plate and take out any impurities. (remove small stones, sticks etc.)
  2. Add to a bowl and wash carefully twice or thrice till water runs clean. Or you may add it to a colander and let water run through aval, stirring with a spoon or with your fingers.
  3. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
  4. After 5 minutes, add grated jaggery, salt, banana, freshly grated coconut and cardamom powder. Mix well.
  5. Sweet rice flakes are ready to eat

Tips :

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.

If fresh grated coconut is not available, you may use desiccated coconut.

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