Sweet Poha

Aval puttu (sweet poha) is a traditional sweet usually prepared on Tamil New Year day. It tastes scrumptious when sprinkled over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

IMG_8017Beaten rice is an easily digestible form of rice with less gluten. Please check the recipe for aval puttu as below:

Time Taken: 30 min

Serves : 3


  1. Thick beaten rice (ketti aval) or poha – 1 cup
  2. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  3. Salt – 1/8 tsp
  4. Water – 1 cup (for soaking beaten rice)
  5. Jaggery – 3/4 cup
  6. Water – 1/2 cup (for syrup)
  7. Coconut – 1/3
  8. Cardamom – 1 No.
  9. Ghee – 1 tsp
  10. Cashewnuts – 14 Nos.

Cooking Method:

  • Grind coconut & cardamom coarsely and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with ghee, roast cashew nuts till golden and keep aside.
  • Dry roast poha in a hot pan, grind into a coarse powder and keep aside.
  • Boil water with turmeric powder & salt.
  • Pour hot turmeric water over powdered poha gradually, mix well and set aside to absorb the liquid completely.
  • Heat a pan with jaggery & water.
  • When the syrup starts thickening add swollen poha and mix well.
  • Add ground coconut & roasted cashews.
  • Sweet poha is ready to serve.

Please Note:

  • Turmeric powder is added only for its color.
  • Please refer pictures below for the volume of poha before and after making puttu; it has got swollen to twice its volume when hot water is added.

25 Comments Add yours

  1. manijayaram says:

    My like cooking

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks for stopping by !

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  2. My Real Dish says:

    Yummy! What do you think I could substitute for the ghee (with my dairy allergy)? Vegan butter?

    1. Megala says:

      You can just use toasted cashews instead, without ghee also it tastes great and it is not a star ingredient here! Btw, thanks for stopping by!

  3. I am mouth watered, watching your recipes in your blog..Will surely going to try some of them Thanks for sharing them so nicely 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks for your appreciation and thankyou for viewing my posts!

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