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Aval kesari recipe, poha sheera

Aval kesari recipe, poha sheera with step by step pictures. An easy sweet perfect for any celebration or to satisfy your quick sweet craving.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Author: Raks Anand


  • Aval / Poha - ½ cup
  • Sugar - ½ cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Yellow or orange food colour - Methi seed size
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Ghee - 2 & ½ tblsp
  • Salt - 1 pinch
  • Cashew nut - 5


  • Heat a pan with little ghee and fry broken cashewnuts in it until golden in medium flame. Transfer to a bowl, add poha to it.
  • Fry for a minute in medium flame without changing its colour. Powder coarsely like rava.
  • Boil water and add the powdered poha, salt to it, mix well. Cook covered in low flame until all water is absorbed and poha cooked softly. Mix in between to avoid burnt bottom.
  • Add sugar, food colour, powdered cardamom to the cooked poha and mix. First it will become watery. (Please use natural food colour as much as possible, it is available online or in gourmet shops that has natural plant based food colours)
  • Keep stirring in meidum flame adding ghee until it leaves the sides.


  • It takes a bit of time to get cooked. So make sure its cooked well, otherwise later poha won’t be soft in the kesari. Add ghee according to your need.