Aval nanachathu | sweet poha recipe

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aval nanachathu recipe

Recipe for Aval nanachathu, sweet poha recipe with step by step pictures and video recipe.

Aval nanachathu is such a simple, tasty recipe that can be prepared within minutes and finished within seconds. My mom used to make this whenever we feel like having some sweet.

On the day of karthigai deepam, apart from making nei appam, she makes this aval nanachathu by default. I have used red poha for this recipe, You can also use white poha whichever you have it handy.

Here is the aval nanachathu video recipe

Let’s see how to make this aval nanachathu, sweet poha recipe with step by step pictures:

Take the aval/poha (red or white) in a strainer. wash it with running water for few seconds or 2-3 glass of water. We don’t soak the poha in water, as it tends to become soggy and will not stay separate.

sweet poha recipe

Mix it with hands and let it sit aside for 5 minutes. It turns soft. after 5 minutes, transfer it to a mixing bowl.

aval nanachathu recipe

to this add freshly grated coconut, grated jaggery and cardamom powder. Few even add dry ginger powder and its optional.

aval nanachathu recipe

Mix everything together with hands until well combined. Mix very gently without crushing the soft poha. that’s it, we are done.

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serve it fresh and enjoy!

sweet poha recipe

sweet poha recipe

aval nanachathu

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 cup poha/ flattened rice/aval red or white
  • 3/4 cup coconut grated
  • 1/2 cup jaggery grated or powdered
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder


  • Wash the poha with water for a couple of times and let it sit in a strainer for 5 minutes.
  • after 5 minutes, take it in a mixing bowl and mix along with coconut, jaggery, cardamom powder.
  • mix everything gently until well combined.
  • serve fresh!


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