Sweet poha I Sihi Avalakki

Recipe Categories: Festive recipe,Sweets/desserts
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Preparation Time : 20 min Cooking Time : 10 min Serves : 4

Sweet Poha is a very easy to make recipe with thin flattened rice flakes. In Karavali region sweet poha is prepared and offered to God as a Nivedyam/Prasad, during pooja’s. Flattened rice is said to be favorite delicacy of Lord Krishna. Sweet poha is called as ” Pancha kajjaya ”  which is made from five ingredients like thin flattened rice flakes (poha), grated coconut, jaggery, ghee and cardamom powder, a heavenly delicious sweet dish, which can be prepared in a short time.   

Ingredients:

Thin flattened rice flakes (paper avalakki) – 3 cup

Coconut – 1 1/2 cup freshly grated

Jaggery – 1 cup powdered (adjust to your taste)

Ghee – 1 tbs

Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp (freshly crushed)

Method:

Add powdered jaggery in a heavy bottomed kadai or in a nonstick pan, sprinkle little water (about 1 or 2 tbs of water) bring it to boil, keep stirring until it dissolves completely. cook in a high flame.

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Bring the mixture to little thick in consistency (single string consistency), it takes about 5 min to reach that consistency,

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Make a low flame, mix properly, add grated coconut into

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Mix well, Cook in a low flame for 4 – 5 min, let the coconut get cook well in a low flame. switch off the flame, add ghee, mix with the mixture, add crushed cardamom powder, mix

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Allow the mixture to cool completely .

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Ensure the mixture is completely cooled, add flattened rice flakes, mix with the mixture, mix nicely with your hands until the mixture coats evenly with the flattened rice.

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Rest it for 10 min before you serve.

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Heavenly delicious Sihi Avalakki/Sweet Poha is ready to offer God as a divine Nivedyam/Prasad. It can be stored or preserved or consumed for the next day also.

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