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Oct 21, 2011

Vella Aval / Sweet Poha - A Tribute to A Wonderful Blogger

          Two days back I heard this sad and shock news from Priya's Blog , that Jayasree of Kailas Kitchen was no more and passed away this October 12 because of pneumonia. I never knew Jayasree before but her space Kailas Kitchen was well known to me . One can find all sorts of recipes and  includes more authentic and regional recipes also. I shared this sad news with V and we both talked about, the loss to her family and friends. Really they miss Her a lot. No one can compensate this May God give strength to her Family and I pray God to let Her Soul rest in Peace.
        I too want to join this tribute and to honor her Memory, I tried Vella Avil from her space. This is so easy to prepare and a quick naivedyam. Check out the link for original and detailed recipe...

  1. Thick Aval/ Poha    1 cup
  2. Jaggery    1/2 cup
  3. Water 1 cup
  4. Coconut    1-2 tbsp(shredded)
  5. Cardamom   2 no.s(powdered or crushed)
  6. Cashew nut    2 tbps(chopped)
  7. Ghee   1 tbsp
  • Wash and soak poha for 5 minutes and then drain completely and keep aside.
  • Dissolve jiggery in half cup or less water, strain the impurities and keep aside.
  • Heat the filtered jaggery water, bring to boil well no need of thread consistency..
  • Then add the soaked and drained poha, mix well.
  • Once the moistures dries up, add shredded coconut ,cardamom powder and mix everything well.
  • Lastly add the ghee roasted cashew nut and mix well.( heat 1 tbsp. of ghee in a tempering pan and roast the cashew nuts till golden brown and add it to the poha).
  • That's it, Vella Aval is ready to offer God.


  1. Poha looks yummy n perfect for diwali, dear..
    Lovely thought of paying tribute, hope the family members recover from the sudden shock!!

  2. Poha looks yummy n perfect for diwali, dear..
    Lovely thought of paying tribute, hope the family members recover from the sudden shock!!

  3. So nice of u Sangee to offer such a tribute to Jayashree. I too don't know her, let her soul rest in peace and may God give strength to her family..

    lovely recipe and a wonderful neivedyam to God !!

  4. Sangee such a nice gesture and I was also shocked to hear this news.

  5. Lovely recipes will tend to ask for more.
    May her soul rest in peace.

  6. Yummy Aval .Delicious and healthy evening snack.Luv it and the tribute.

  7. Thanks for stopping by. I used to visit your blog often. But never knew I did not follow. I am now.

    and this is a great dish!
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

  8. Delicious poha. This was indeed so shocking as her blog is one that I used to visit. Praying for her.

  9. OMG..i don't know her before.May her soul rest in peace.

    Recipe luks..gud!!

  10. This is a nice way to honor her.Though I didn't know her before my heart goes for her family.

  11. wow really great and sweet it a lot.going to try soon.:-)

  12. tried sweet poha evening itself sangee.superbbbb:-)hubby finished it fully.thank u.

  13. @ Divya...thank you so much and glad that you tried this recipe..all the credit goes to that Wonderful blogger, Jayasree..though she is not with us today but she lives thru her recipes for ever n ever !!!

  14. This is indeed a very nice gesture. thank you for joining the rest of us in honouring her.


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