Thursday, August 22, 2013

Aval Payasam Recipe - Rice Flakes Payasam | Krishna Jayanthi Recipes

Aval Payasam Recipe
Aval Payasam is usually made for gokulashami(krishna jayanthi)...I have already posted a version of aval payasam with jaggery........this one is with sugar with coconut cashew flavour. I was planning to make aval/poha payasam recipe just like paal payasam...coincidentally my neighbour gave paasi paruppu payasam last week and it was too good to taste,and the flavour was unique too so asked her the recipe and I adapted it to suit aval payasam and here is my version  :) What are you planning to make for gokulashtami?
Aval Payasam

Aval Payasam Recipe - Ingredients

Aval Payasam Recipe
Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Aval (Poha) - 1/2 cup
Full Cream Milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - a generous pinch
Cashews - 5 broken
Ghee - 2 tsp

To grind together:

Coconut - 2 tbsp
Cashews - 5 whole
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp


  1. Heat 1 tsp ghee in a tadka pan - add cashews and fry till golden brown, set aside. Rinse poha and roast it in a tsp of ghee for 3mins until it changes color slightly,Keep aside.How to make aval payasam - Step1
  2. Boil milk, keep in sim and reduce its volume to atleast 1.5 cups.Then add sugar and mix well. Now flavour the milk by adding cardamom powder.
    How to make aval payasam - Step2
  3. Grind together the ingredients listed under 'to grind' to a smooth paste.Add it to the boiling milk and let it boil till raw smell leaves.How to make aval payasam - Step3
  4. Now add ghee roasted poha and give a quick stir.Let it boil in sim. Once poha turns soft and is nicely blended with milk.Switch off and garnish with ghee roasted cashews.How to make aval payasam - Step4
Serve hot / cold as per your preference!
Rice Flakes Payasam

My Notes:

  • Instead of adding coconut, you can add coconut milk also.
  • Adjust sugar as per your taste.
  • You can even add a pinch of saffron for extra flavour.
  • Raisins can be added while frying cashews.
  • If you prefer you can coarse grind poha and then proceed with the steps. 
  • I used full cream milk so I reduced the volume only little as the milk was already thick.Ig you are using normal / cows milk then you may have to reduce the volume by half.

Check out my aval payasam (with jaggery) that I posted years back
Gokulashtami Wishes to all!!
Aval Payasam Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. I even like aval just with warm milk and sugar.. This version also looking very tasty...

  2. wow... what a delicious payasam... really am drooling here akka...

  3. wow..interesting and delicious payasam sharmi! adding coconut, poppy seeds makes it more flavorful n delicious rt? love this version :)

  4. We make a similar kind of payasa with rice. Lovely clicks.

  5. Looks amazing Sharmi. Visited ur blog after a while. Beautiful collection of recipes.

  6. I love this payasam, however my hubby doesn't prefer it :(

  7. Hi,
    First time here.I was searching for an aval payasam recipe and that's how came here.Payasam made with poppy seed is quite new to me .Looks interesting and yummy.Love that container .Will try to make this if possible tomorrow .I am a new blogger too.Will post if I make and link back to you then :)..Happy ShriKrishna Jayanti to u and your family :)

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  9. I tried this payasam for this gokulastami........ it comes really very good...... my hubby likes that very much.

  10. Dear Sharmi,

    The aval payasam was excellent.. every body enjoyed at home..

    thank you so much..

    Shobhana Rajagopal.

  11. I'm alway's think how to make poha payassam, every blogger share same manual writing post but this one is really different post about specific one. Thank you for share this easy and informative process of payassam recipe.

  12. hi yesterday i tried this payasam its comes out very good taste.thanx u mam.ur recipes r good

  13. Hi Sharmilee
    i tried this aval payasam yesterday, it was fantastic.. thank you so much for this awesome recipe.. I did very minor changes to it but most of it was from here

  14. Tried this Aval payasam this gokulashtami, it was Yum.. thanks.


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