Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sweet Aval

Yet another aval recipe...Simple recipe,requires no gas,easy to make and a perfect evening snack ;)


1.Aval(beaten rice-thick)......1 cup

2.Grated jaggery.............1/2 cup

3.Grated coconut............1/2 cup


1.Wash the aval nicely,until all the impurities leaves.Soak tis with 1/4 cup of water for 1/2 hr.(I used red aval here)...

2.After soaking it will turn to be soft and chewy.Now add in grated coconut and jaggery.Mix well until all the ingredients bind nicely.Allow tis to set for 10 more minutes and serve.

Aval Vellam Thengai Payasam

Another Aval recipe - AVAL THENGAI PAYASAM.


1.Aval.......1/2 cup

2.Grated coconut......1/4 cup

3.Jaggery/vellam........ 1/4 cup +1 tbsp

4.Cardamon powder....1 tsp

5.Ghee.....1 tbsp

6.Dry grapes and cashews few for garnishing.

7.Milk...1/2 cup


1.Grind aval and coconut with water to a coarse paste.

2.Mix milk and 11/2 cup of water to the paste and bring it to boil.Keep stirring until the aval cooks completely.

3.Once the aval is done add jaggery,cardamon powder and ghee fried grapes n cashews.

4.Cook for 5 more minutes and switch off the flame.

5.Serve it hot or cold.

Jaggery is rich in iron.Coconut has good fat in it,heals ulcer problem.Beaten rice has good source of fibre.Overall its a very healthy and tasty recipe :)

Aval Upma


1.Aval(white/red-thick version)- 1 cup

2.Green chilies.......2

3.Chopped Curry leaves n coriander leaves to garnish

4.Oil........2 tsps

5.Mustard seeds(1/ tsp),channa dhal(1 tsp),few broken cashew nuts and urad dhal(1 tsp) for seasoning.

6.Turmeric powder & asefotida a pinch

7.Salt to taste.


1.Wash aval well and remove all impurities.Soak it with 1/4 of water for 1/2 hr.

2.Heat oil in a pan,splutter mustard and all dhals-fry till golden color.

3.Now add in chopped green chilies,turmeric powder and asefotida.

4.Finally add in soaked aval,salt and chopped curry and coriander leaves.

5.Mix well and close it with a lid.Stir often(say once in every 3 minutes).Cook tis way for 10 minutes and switch off the flame.Allow tis to rest for 5 minutes and then serve it hot.

This requires no side dish at all.Beaten rice(aval) has good fibre in it,red aval is healthier than the white one.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Gulab Jamun

Happy new year friends...Its been a very long time since i blogged!!I'm gonna start tis year with everyone's all time favourite recipe 'GULAB JAMUN'.I guess everyone knws the procedure well,tis is from my side to all the beginners!!!Come lets start....



1.Gulab jamun mix-500 gms

2.Water-less than 100 gms

3.Oil to fry


1.Mix 1/4 portion of water to 1 portion of mix(gulad jamun powder).Mix well and allow it to rest.

Note:While mixing the flour,apply lil oil/ghee to the hands to avoid stickiness.

2.Make small balls out of it.

3.Heat oil in low flame,fry them till golden yellow.Drain excess oil and keep them aside.

4.Add the fried Jamuns into the hot sugar syrup.Wait till they are completely soaked.

5.Serve them hot or with any flavoured ice cream :)


1.500 gms pack needs 800gms of sugar and equal volume of water.

2.Cardamon powder......1 tsp


Mix water n sugar well,so tat sugar dissolve completely.Then heat it for 15 minutes.Add cardamon powder before switching off the flame.