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Aval vilayichathu recipe

aval vilayichathu | aval varatiyathu recipe | sweet poha recipe
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Keyword: aval, poha, red poha, sweet poha
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1/2 cup jaggery
  • 1 no green cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp dry ginger
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 3/4 cup red poha/aval
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped bananas
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds - white or black


  • melt the jaggery with water specified, cardamom and dry ginger. melt till the syrup reaches one string consistency. 
  • strain and add it to another pan. further add grated coconut and mix well until it releases some moisture
  • add poha, chopped bananas and mix well in simmer. 
  • move the mixture to one side of the pan and melt ghee on the other side. 
  • add sesame seeds to ghee and fry till it pops. when it pops, mix it along with the poha. 



  • you can use white poha instead of red one
  • Shelf life of this is generally 3-4 days. if you wanted to store for longer than that, refrigerate.