Friday 30 November 2012

Aval Payasam / Poha Kheer / Flattened Rice Dessert

Aval payasam is a very delicious, easy to make delectable dessert, that has been a hit at my home. I make it in my own style and it has always been a finger-licking dessert. Usually cardamom pods are added to flavor the kheers or payasams, but here I have added rose essence for this particular payasam to make it a more unique one. No one will ever believe that this kheer was made from just flattened rice. Adding condensed milk just enhances the flavor of the kheer and will make you want more. Try it on any special occasions or serve it for your loved ones. Now lets see how to make this delectable dessert!!


Serves 2 people 
Total Preparation Method - 10 to 15 minutes 
  1. Aval / Poha / Flattened Rice - 50 grams 
  2. Sugar - 75 grams 
  3. Milk - 400 ml 
  4. Water 200 ml 
  5. Condensed milk - 3 spoons 
  6. Raisins - 1 spoon (optional) 
  7. Chopped nuts - 2 spoons (Cashews, Almonds, Pistachios) 
  8. Rose essence - 1 drop (Optional)
  9. Ghee - 3 spoons 


  • Grind aval into a coarse mixture. (Do not grind it into fine powder)
  • Pour water into a sauce pan and place on flame. After it boils add the coarse aval mixture and stir well. (Cook on low flame). 
  • After 2 minutes add half of the milk and sugar and stir well until it dissolves. 
  • Then add the remaining milk and stir well. If you want you can add some more milk too, adjust according to the thickness you need. 
  • Now place another pan on flame and add ghee to it, then when it heats up saute the raisins and when it puffs up, remove them with a spoon and add it into the kheer. 
  • In the same ghee saute cashews and other nuts until the cashews turn slightly brownish, then add them into the kheer. 
  • Stir well and add condensed milk. Check for sweetness and adjust accordingly. If the kheer has become so sweet add some more milk. If sweetness is not enough add some more condensed milk. 
  • Now remove from flame and add rose essence and stir well. (If you don't want to add rose essence check tip 2) 
  • Serve hot or chilled!!

TIP 1: Do not grind the aval (poha) into fine powder, just a coarse grinding will do. 

TIP 2: In case you don't want to add rose essence, there are some other options too. 
  1. You can add vanilla essence instead of rose essence. 
  2. Or you can add 3 crushed cardamom pods or 1/4 spoon of cardamom powder.
  3. If you don't want to go for the above two options then you can soak 2 pinches of saffron strands in warm milk for a few minutes and add it while making kheer. 
TIP 3: Chopped cashew nuts are enough but if you want to make it rich you can add some chopped pistachios and almonds. 

TIP 4: You can also add coconut milk and prepare the same recipe and avoid condensed milk too. 

TIP 5: You can also add coarsely ground sago (javarisi) before adding the aval (poha). 

Super delicious and delectable Aval Payasam / Poha Kheer is now ready!! Serve as dessert!! You will love this Kheer!!

aval payasam 3

Sending this recipe to Jaleela akka's Bachelor's feast

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Check out my other kheer recipes here!!

For a quick fix kheer try this Godhumai Maavu Payasam / Wheat Flour Kheer!!

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  1. Love the clicks ! How did you get the pink color? Is it from the rose water?

    1. Yeah dear its from the rose essence, not rose water :) Thanks for the appreciations!!

  2. looks different and lovely, first time hearing about this, def goona try this dear:)

    1. Thanks dear try it and let me know the feedback, am sure you will love this :)

  3. nice yummy colour,


  5. wow i love any indian sweet with rose syrup... lovely pink color and i know why :P

  6. Love the rose flavor in the kheer.. Colorful and very inviting..

  7. Love this payasam very much, rose syrup in payasam just loving it.

  8. looks tasty & delicious...mouthwatering!

  9. delicious payasam especially loved this color frm rose essence....

  10. Colorful and delicious payasam.

  11. looks so colourful and yummy.

  12. Wow looks so delicious and colorful. Lovely clicks

  13. Hi Divya, you know i am searching for rose essence but unfortunately i am not getting it anywhere, your payasam making me drool over here and now i am more desperate to find rose essence to try your payasam soon.

    1. Hi dear, if you don't get rose essence you can try adding vanilla essence too Pari :) Or cardamom pods will also do :) Thanks for the lovely comment :) Do try it am sure you will love it :)

  14. Lovely sweet treat... and it is so simple ..
    Would love to try this one.. bookmarked..

    1. Thanks dear do try and let me know your feedback :)

  15. Wow I am drooling here. What a beutiful pink.

  16. Lovely colorful yummy Payasam. Nice and beautiful tempting clicks.

  17. Lovely pink payasam. yummy nice clicks too.

  18. Looks so are rocking....

  19. Divya, I have been hovering over these pics for the past few minutes with an awed expression- delightful to say the least. totally loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it

  20. beautiful pinky presentation divya :) wish i could taste this yummy yum payasam now

  21. Love that pink color from the rose essence, makes it more elegant..

  22. Delicious and tempting kheer...

  23. Wow.. Rich poha payasam!!! I do the same but din't use condensed milk yet :) Will try it soon!!

  24. This look absolutely delicious and love the color. Tempting kheer dear. Thanks for linking too.
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