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!

9 Comments:

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

You are right, festivals are very close to our hearts always...no matter where we are...for they are the threads that connect us to our roots...so krishnar vanthittara? :)

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

Hi,
Nice "Krishna Jayanthi "Treat. Thanks for sharing.

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

indianadoc

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

MT,
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...

Prema,
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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