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Aval payasam

Quick 10 minutes instant payasam recipe
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  • 1/4 cup thick flattened rice | aval | poha
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 Cashews roughly chopped
  • 1 + 1/2 cup whole fat milk hot
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Pinch of salt


  • Measure and take 1/4 cup of poha in a colander and wash it twice and filter
  • Transfer the washed poha into a bowl and add hot water
  • Cover and soak for 5 minutes
  • Add 1 tablespoon of ghee to a heavy-bottomed pan and heat in low - medium heat
  • When ghee is hot add cashews and sugar and saute well
  • Roast till cashews turn golden brown and simmer on the stove
  • Gradually add hot milk, soaked aval, cardamom powder, and a pinch of salt
  • Turn to medium flame and boil the payasam for 6 minutes, mix well in between
  • Tasty Aval paal payasam is ready


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  1. If you are going to use thin flattened rice flakes, avoid soaking
  2. If you are going to use red
    flattened rice flakes, soak for additional time
  3. If you are going to use white sugar,
    do not sauté cashews with sugar
  4. Adjust sugar quantity according to your taste.You can also use jaggery instead
  5. You can use condensed milk instead of sugar
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