Jul 30, 2014

Sweet Poha Recipe / Sweet Coconut Poha Recipe

This is a simple recipe, i have another version of this, where you keep stiring this for quite a long time till it turn caramalized and almost khoya like, we call it as aval varatunathu. This is a simple version and i love it to the core. So try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 to 25 mins
Serves : 3 to 4


Aval / Poha / Flattened Rice - 2 cups
Jaggery / Sarkarai - 1 cup grated
Fresh Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Water - 1 cup
Dry Ginger Powder / Chukku Podi - 1 tsp
Cardamom Powder / Yelakai Podi - 1 tsp
Ghee - 2 tblspn
Cashewnuts - 2 tblspn
Raisans / Kishmish - 2 tblspn


Take poha in a bowl, add in 1 cup of water and mix it up. Leave it like this for 10 mins, so the poha will get soft.

In a kadai, take jaggery and water. Heat it till jaggery is melted. Strain it and add it back to the kadai.

Add in coconut and mix well. Bring it to boil and simmer it for 5 mins.

Now add in soaked poha and mix well.

Add in dry ginger powder and cardamom powder. Mix well. Keep mixing for 5 mins.

Now heat ghee in a kadai, add in cashews and raisans and fry till golden.

Pour this over poha and mix well.


Sprinkle water over poha and leave it for 10 mins
Take jaggery in a kadai and add water

heat it melt jaggery

strain it
this is sweet jaggery water

Add it back to kadai

Add in some grated coconut

Mix it up

Bring it to boil and simmer it for 5 mins or so

Add in soaked poha

mix well, stir it for 5 mins 

Add in dry ginger powder and cardamom powder

mix well

Heat ghee and fry cashews and raisans (i ran out for cashews)

fry till golden

add it in poha

mix and serve


  1. Kindly tell me what is poha and jaggery? Because I couldn't find these in my city. Or tell me what we call these in Urdu. Thanks

    1. hi..

      We say in urdu Gudd for jaggery
      and Chudve for flattened rice

  2. @Sarah Guljaggery is cane sugar and poha is flattened rice.

  3. i just love this so so so much. thank you for this :)

  4. Can v skip coconut??

  5. @sweetyyes u can. but it adds nice taste


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