Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Aval Sarkkarai Pongal / Vella Aval
>> Easy Breezy dish.
>> Sweet Pongal made with Aval.
>> Yet Another Traditional Dish.

Aval Sarkkari Pongal/ Vella Aval
Ingredients Needed:

1. Poha/ Aval 1 cup
2. Jaggery 3/4 cup (Grated and soaked in 1/4 cup of water)
3. Dry Ginger Powder
4. Elaichi Powder
5. Cashew Nuts
6. Ghee 1-1/2 tsp


1. Wash Aval/Poha 2 times, drain water and keep it aside.
2. Heat one tsp of Ghee in a kadai/pan fry Cashew nut pieces and keep it aside.
3. Strain Jaggery water in strainer and add in kadai.
4. Make a thick Syrup and in it goes the soaked poha and stir for 2 minutes.
5. Pour another 1/2 tsp of Ghee and Pongal will gather in center.
6. Mix Elaichi powder, Dry Ginger Powder, Fried Cashew nuts .

~~ Enjoy the Goodness of Poha and Sweetness of Jaggery Hot.


Krithika said...

Wow !! pongal looks mouth-watering. This is a great recipe.

Lakshmik said...

Mmmm. Delicious. Feel like eating it right now.

Asha said...

When I looked at the picture,I started salivating!:D
Uusally, I don't sweets much,but I think it's the Jaggery and the color which made me drool!

Sri said...

My mouth is already watering!!! It looks like sheera made with rava. I am definitely gonna try Aval Pongal.Thanks for the recipe MT.

Sandeepa said...

Great looking dish. Saw somwthing similar at Mandira's too.
Never had it, should give it a try
Thanks for sharing

USHA said...

Hi MT,

It really tempting us .The colour ,consistency,,,..superb.

Yummy yummy tasty tasty...

jayakarthik said...

oh yummy its all tempting just now i saw a sweet variety in a blog n now in urs
i wont take sweets for another 3 months
had too much since diwali
so its a rest for my stomach n mouth
will try urs as well the other sweet
after 3 months
but its too tempting :P

Meena Kandlakuti said...

MT..the picture is great..i just want to have the whole dish as it is..hmm..Yummy:-))

Lakshmi said...

really delicious

Maheswari said...

Mouthwatering...i havepoha in the pantry..will try this definitely...

Menu Today said...

Thank you Kirthika.

Hi lakshmi,

Hi Asha,
I made this as an evening snack for my son. Please try this really u will love this dish. Thanks.

Hi Sri, Sandeepa, Usha,
Thanks a lot. Keep visiting.

Menu Today said...

Hi Jaya, Meena, Lakshmi and maheshwari,

Thank u so much for your kind words.

Bhargavi said...

That looks yummy. Feeling like eating it right away. will try this soon, Thanks for sharing.

Vini K said...

Hi MT,great recipe here.Looks so imple to make too.Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Hi MT,
I have tried your Vella Aval recipe, it has worked very well. I have used pacha karpuram instead of dry ginger powder. Thanks for the simple and sweet dish.

Menu Today said...

Hi Bhargavi and Vini,
Thanks a lot. Please do let me know the outcome of it.

Thanks. Adding pacahikarpooram also nice idea.

Lera said...

Excellent recipe! I am drooling over this yummmy sweet pongal....Thanks MT:) Happy Holidays!

Tee said...

Hey! tried out your pongal today for dassera. Loved it! I made a few changes and i want to post this for RCI Tamil Festivals...hope its ok...i will be mentioning your recipe as the source recipe and linking it to your blog.

Menu Today said...

Hi tee,
I am very glad to note that you liked it and made with some changes. I would like to see your version soon in RCI. Thanks

narmadha said...

hai ,this is the first time i'm visiting MT.great.my husband like sweets .so while searching sweet recepies i got into it.thank u.aval pongal receipe is too gud.i think i'll make it today

gbsmanian said...

Just now I finished making this dish as per your recipe and procedure. The dish is simply fantastic and it is all over in 10 minutes and they are all asking me to make more.

gbsmanian said...

just now i finished making this dish and it is all over in 10 minutes. They are all asking me to make more