Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Aval Payasam / Aval Paal Payasam / Poha Kheer

Wishing all my readers, friends & fellow bloggers a very Happy New Year 2014! Wish You a New Year Filled with Prosperity, Joy, Good Health & Peace. Hope everyone is more excited to Welcome the New Year in few hours and ready for the New Year Party & Get together. Once again wish you all a splendid day :)
The year 2013 was a fun filled year and it terms of blogging also its been a wonderful year and am so happy that i had completed a another successful year of blogging. This time i could not get time to make a compilation of 2013 Best recipes - like the recipes which got featured in other websites, online journals, most popular post, most viewed post, my favorite recipes etc., As i was busy with personal work i couldn't have time so thought of posting a simple & delicious dessert/sweet for this special occasion.

Before getting int the post i would like to thank all my blogger friends, readers & subscribers & each and every person who visit Spicy Treats for your constant support & motivating me with your comments, suggestions & feedback. My heartfelt thanks to everyone and hope you will extend your support in the future coming days also.
Now coming to the recipe Aval Payasam, is a quick and easy to make dessert or Indian sweet that is made using poha/aval or rice flakes. This payasam need just 4 main ingredients and can be made in 30 minutes or less.

Preparation Time :  5 minutes
Cooking Time : 20-25 minutes
Serves   4
  1. Poha/ Aval/Beaten Rice      1/2 cup (i used thick variety)
  2. Milk      3 cups ( i used 2% milk)
  3. Sugar     1/2 cup
  4. Cardamom Powder   1/2 tsp
  5. Saffron    few strands
  6. Raisins    2 tbsp
  7. Nuts    2-3 tbsp (i used crushed almonds & pistachios)

  • Soak raisins in 1/4 cup water and keep aside.(this is optional, you can also roast the raisins and add it)
  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil or ghee in a pan, add poha and roast for 1-2 minutes in low-medium heat then transfer to a blender and pulse it for few seconds and keep aside.
  • Then add 3 cups of milk in a sauce pan and bring it to boil, once it starts boiling add coarsely blended poha and saffron strands and stir well. 
  • And allow to cook poha - milk in medium heat and keep stirring constantly for 5-6 minutes.
  • Once the poha gets cooked milk will turn slightly thick and now add sugar and stir well and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • After that add cardamom powder, soaked and drained raisins and crushed nuts stir well and switch off the stove.
  • That's it...Delicious Aval Payasam ready. Serve Warm or chilled.

You can make payasam with 2 and 1/2 cups of milk and later add the remaining 1/2 cup of milk when it gets thicken after cooling.
No need to grind the poha to a smooth powder, just pulse it for few seconds..that is enough.
Adding saffron is optional.
If you like you can also add ghee roasted nuts and raisins to the payasam.
I just heat the milk and add poha to it, since its a pasteurized milk no need to boil it.

Once Again a Very Happy New Year Wishes To you all !! 


  1. lovely clicks.. yummy payasam.. :) happy new year.. :)

  2. Yummy payasam aks.Happy new year to dear aks and family

  3. super new year treat.. Happy new year Sangee

  4. very yummy kheer. Perfect post for new year.

  5. Nice and healthy!! Wonderful way to start the new year.....Wishing you a very happy new year 2014!!


  7. such a yummy treat n new year wishes to you n family Sangee :-)

  8. New year wishes to you, Sangee!! Kheer looks so yummy.. It is one of my favorite. :)

  9. such creamy yummy payasam... slurp!!!

  10. Happy New Year Sangee. Sweet payasam for the sweet start. Wish you to come up with more n more delicious and innovative recipes for this year.

  11. hmm u crush the aval n do the kheer ...Love any sweet any time ....Lovely clicks sangee ..Happy new year to u n ur family..

  12. Aval payasam is a wonderful dish.so yammyy


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