Poha Sheera Recipe
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Aval Kesari Recipe - Poha Sheera

Aval Kesari or Poha Sheera with step wise photos.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 2 to 3
Author: Radhika

Ingredients

  • Aval or Poha - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 1-1/2 cups
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Cashew nuts - 2 tsp broken
  • Kesari food color - 1 fat pinch
  • Ghee - 1-1/2 tbsp

Instructions

  • Heat a pan and dry roast aval for 2-3 mins over low flame taking care not to burn it.
  • Let it cool down a bit. Transfer to a mixer jar and pulse to a coarse consistency till it resembles fine grits.
  • Sieve it thoroughly. This step is optional but it will remove bigger grits which you can pulse again ensuring the kesari to be of uniform consisteny.
  • Heat a pressure cooker with ghee. Add broken cashew nuts and roast for few seconds.
  • going to use the coarse grits and discard the residual powder if any.
  • Heat a pressure cooker with ghee. Add broken cashew nuts and roast for few seconds.
  • Add the coarse aval grits and roast over low flame till the aroma rises. This will take 2-3 mins.
  • Meanwhile, heat a pan with water. When it begins to boil, add sugar and let it dissolve completely. Bring the sugar solution to a rolling boil.
  • Add crushed cardamom, kesari food color to the roasting aval and mix well.
  • Pour the boiling sugar syrup over the aval and mix well.
  • Switch off stove and immediately close the pressure cooker with a lid and insert the weight into the vent.
  • Let the cooker rest for 15-20 mins.
  • Open the lid, give the aval kesari a good mix.
  • Serve hot or warm in individual bowls topped with more cashew nuts if preferred.