Aval nanachathu, Sweet Rice flakes snack

Sweet rice flakes
“Nalumani  palaharam”( as we call in Kerala or 4 o’clock tea time snacks are quite an important one. I find this very useful time to eat. It reduces  the extreme hunger towards dinner.  Giving me the sense to make time for portion control and sensible choices for dinner.  Most days I manage this with fruits.. And then it comes to some days which really plagues  my head with all the elaborate  yummy yummy I see on other blogs or instagram…
It’s on these days when my head craves for those crazy deep-fried ones. I try a trade with my heart loved one… “Aval  nanachathu,”, sweet rice flakes. There are my arguments I put forth to myself to do the convincing, which you could try too…
It is :
  • Fresh
  • Sweet is treat
  • No slog
  • No cooking needed
  • Light eat
  • And I don’t tell myself it is healthy.
I hope now you too are thinking about it.  Now, let me tell you a dessert under 5 minutes is definitely god send.
Yes,  you will find a tiny bit of this rice flakes dessert on the little piece of banana leaf you receive at the temple  if you are lucky with a piece of banana. It is a very of prasadam or naivedyam.

Now for the combinations

You could  additionally flavour this
  • with a pinch of cardamom or nutmeg
  • chop up a banana to it
  •  a two of sesame seeds to it
  •  some crushed basil.
I often keep it plain and simple as I love the taste of freshly grated coconut.
I hope you love this recipe too as much as I do.  Watch the process through this videolink and scroll down for the exact measurements and ingredients.
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Enjoy your week.
Sweet rice flakes

Aval nanachathu

Sweet Rice flakes snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Desserts, Snacks, Sweets and savories, Traditional
Cuisine Asian, Baby toddler food, gluten free, Indian, International, Kerala, Kids choice, Malabar, One pot, South indian, Summer, Vegan
Servings 2 people


  • 1 cup rice fakes (Poha, Aval, Avalakki)
  • 1/4 cup jaggery or unrefined sugar
  • 5-6 tbsp grated coconut
  • 2-3 tsp coconut milk or other plant based milks
  • 1 pod cardamom optional


  • Reserve one tbsp of grated coconut for garnish and use the rest for the recipe
  • Into a mixing bowl add the rice flakes, coconut grated, cardamom seeds and jaggery.
  • Mix this well and pound gently so as to crush and mix the jaggery with the rice fakes.
  • Sprinkle coconut milk when needed and pound. the coconut milk helps to soften the rice flakes.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate up to a day...


You could make this overnight and keep for an easy breakfast option.
If not fond of coconut, substitute with almonds or other nuts of choice.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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Poonam bachhav
6 years ago

Easy and healthy !

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