Monday, October 11, 2010

Navarathri Neivedyam IV - Aval (Poha) Kesari

Navarathri Neivedyam IV - Aval Kesari

Ingredients (Serves two)

Poha (medium variety): 1/2 cup
Sugar: 1/3 cup (or a little less if you prefer it less sweeter)
Elaichi powder: 2 pinches
Edible camphor: 1 pinch
Ghee: 3 tbsp
Water: 1 cup
Raisins and cashews: a handful
Yellow colour (optional)


Dry roast the aval. Once cool, make a fine powder. Keep aside.
In the same kadai add about one tsp of ghee, fry the raisins and cashews till golden brown and keep aside.
Now add the water and the aval. Keep stirring so that it does not form any lumps.
Add the remaining ghee and keep stirring till all the water dries up.
Once all the water is dry, introduce the sugar.
Add the edible camphor, colour and the elaichi powder.
Keep mixing till it leaves the sides of the kadai.
Add the fried cashews and raisins and give it one final stir.
Offer to God and enjoy!

This recipe goes to 'Anyone can cook Series - 3' event hosted by Taste of Pearl City


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