Friday, August 25, 2006

Aval Vellam

Phew! At around 6:00 PM I was done with the other items and it was time to draw the "Krishnar Kaal" and prepare Aval vellam, wear saree and get ready so that by 6:30 we could do the "Krishnarai Azhaikkaradhu" - inviting Lord Krishna into our house! Drawing "Krishnar kaal" (tiny little feet of Baby Krishna) was the easiest part as there is very little space where I can actually draw, unlike our home back in India where the kolam exercise would consume about 30 mins! So before venturing into Kolam I made preparations for Aval Vellam!

Aval Vellam

Beaten rice flakes/Poha/Aval - 2 cups
Powdered Jaggery - 1 cup
Crystal sugar - 2-3 tbsp
Cashews, badams, raisins - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - a pinch

1) Soak poha in a little water for abt 5 mins. Soak Almonds in a bowl of warm water.

2) Peel off skin from almonds after a while and cut into flakes. Mix in all other ingredients thats it. My mom adds tutty fruity (that is available in India). Add a dollop of butter.

Did I miss telling - the butter in all these recipes must be UNSALTED only!!!

Hmmm....don't we all love festivals for their colour, food, prayers and the fun! Enjoy and do send along your experiences!


At 9:33 AM, Blogger indianadoc said...

You are right, festivals are very close to our hearts matter where we are...for they are the threads that connect us to our krishnar vanthittara? :)

At 7:23 PM, Blogger Menu Today said...

Nice "Krishna Jayanthi "Treat. Thanks for sharing.

At 9:52 PM, Blogger Vasundhara said...


Thanks for dropping by. Yep cute little Krishna did come! :)

Thanks for dropping by. I like your blog as well. Such authentic recipes!

At 7:15 AM, Blogger Prema Sundar said...

Nice recipe. My mom used to make this with puffed rice too during festivals...

At 9:37 AM, Blogger Vasundhara said...

Thanks for dropping by. Nice blog yours!

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

Thanks for easy and yummy dish!!

At 11:18 PM, Blogger Vasundhara said...

Hi fh, Thanks for dropping by.

At 4:01 AM, Blogger nalini said...

very good very fast to make i love such recepes jaya

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