The quickest cooking ingredient in my pantry is the beaten rice flakes. 5 minutes of soaking or 3 minutes of cooking renders this beautiful ingredient ready to plate. Having a big glass jar filled with freshly pounded red rice flakes was the go-to snack to my growling tummy during the growing years. But somehow amma never made aval payasam and I never knew it existed.
Amma always made
Following my marriage, we visited my husband’s attai who prepared such delicious food in a quick short time. While talking to me itself I watched her make a payasam. I was quite happy when I had it. Of late, not having day-offs on festival days means I have 10 minutes from stove to plate for a payasam. Guess what comes handy then… Aval of course!!
This Onam making a small sadya at home for the family and friends, I a toying between the idea of aval payasam or pressure cooker paalada parthaman with jaggery.
This trial session of coconut milk aval payasam with a gentle dose of coconut jaggery won the vote this time. So here we are with the recipe. It has my vote as it is one of the easiest kheer recipes to do.
Beaten rice flakes are easily found in an Indian / Asian grocery store as poha or Pinipig. If you have missed our earlier collection of gluten-free, rice flakes recipes here it is again, The recipes featured are from all over India.
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Happy Onam to all celebrating this beautiful festival.
See you next week