Aval Nanachathu- Rice flakes with coconut and jaggery


Hello Everyone !!! 

Happy Janmashtami … 

For those who doesn’t celebrate Janmashtami a small explanation about what is that all about . 
“Krishna Janmashtami is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.” 
Source: Wikipedia
Before I start I would like to quote one of my favourite malayalam krishna song on this day. I have included the translation as well .

“Kani kanum neram kamala nethrante
Niramerum manja thukil charthi
Kanaka kingini valakal mothiram
Aninju kaanenam bhagavaane” 
Source : devotional songs 

Translation in English 
“The first holy sight I see on waking up should be You, Oh, Lotus eyed Krishna,
Wearing colourful yellow garments and golden loin chains, bangles and rings!
I embrace the glorious body of the Lotus eyed One and hear the beautiful stories of his childhood. Come near, my child; let me have your holy darshan. “
Courtesy : Google 

On this auspicious day I am bringing you all a delicious and easy to prepare prasadam for lord krishna (Prasadam in malayalam means offering).  This dish is very easy to prepare , simple and full of flavours . While I was growing up in kerala this dish was one thing my mom used to make during all auspicious days . We actually used to wait for such days to dig into this yumminess. You know why I am going to tell you a secret now this contains all the good ingredients like rice flakes , jaggery , coconut and ghee , not only the good ingredients it is super easy to make too . The ingredients are easily available in any Indian store if you live in North America or Europe , I have mentioned the english names as well in the ingredients . So why wait too much then let’s get into how to make easy , delicious dish and devour this . 


Preparation Time- 5 minutes 
Cooking Time- 5 minutes 
Method- Easy 
Serves- 2 to 3 
Author – Parvathy V Nair 



Aval / Beaten Rice flakes – 1 cup 
Jaggery (coarsely chopped)- 1/2 cup , you can reduce if it is too sweet for you 
Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup 
Roasted Bengal gram – 1 tablespoon 
Sesame seeds – 1/2 teaspoon , you can use black or white sesame seeds 
Dry Ginger powder- a pinch 
Banana- 1 
Ghee- 1 tablespoon


1. In a bowl mix rice flakes and coconut together and keep it aside 

2. Now we can melt the jaggery with 2 tablespoons of water , don’t forget to stir the jaggery otherwise it might burn. Bring this to a rapid boil and turn off the flame  

3. Pour this melted jaggery to the rice flakes and coconut mixture, give it a stir and keep it aside 

4. Now in a pan dry roast sesame seeds without burning and add it to rice flakes mixture 

5. To the same pan add ghee and add roasted bengal gram to it and saute for 30 seconds . Add this to the rice flake mixture

6. Chop banana and add it to the mixture and give a good mix . Aval nanachathu tastes good after few hours !!





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