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Aval Vilayichathu

Aval Vilayichathu is a popular sweet snack of Kerala, made with beaten rice, coconut and jaggery. This is one snack I used to enjoy as a kid. The recipe I am sharing is the one I noted down while my Mom was preparing it. Here's the recipe. Aval Vilayichathu Source: My Mom

Ingredients
  

  • 250 gms Rice Beaten (Poha/ Aval)
  • 400 gms Jaggery
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 200 gms coconut Grated
  • 2 tablespoons Cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoons Bengal gram Roasted
  • 2 tablespoons Black sesame seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon Cardamom powder

Instructions
 

  • Take the jaggery and water in pan and boil till the jaggery has completely melted and the mixture turns slightly thick (one string consistency). Strain and keep aside.
  • Fry the roasted bengal gram, sesame seeds and cashew nuts separately in clarified butter and keep aside.
  • Pour the strained melted jaggery into a pan.Add the grated coconut and mix well.
  • When the mixture starts to bubble, add the beaten rice and mix well till well blended.
  • Tip in the fried bengal gram, cashew nuts and sesame seeds.
  • Lastly add the cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Switch off heat. While serving, you could add banana slices and mix or serve plain.