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Aval Kesari

Poha sheera or aval kesari is s delightful Indian sweet recipe made during festivals. This foolproof recipe is easy to master and perfect for a beginner. Check out the detailed post for all the tips and tricks for making the perfect aval kesari.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
to cool d powder the aval 20 mins
Course Dessert, Sweets and savories
Cuisine gluten free, Indian, instant pot, Vegetarian


  • instant pot


  • 1/2 cup rice flakes aval, avalakki
  • 10 cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1.5 cup drinking water
  • 4-5 strands saffron
  • 1/8 tsp green cardamom powder


  • In the instnat pot or a pan, dry roast the aval till slightly golden and crunchy.
  • Remove the aval once crunchy into a plate, spread it out and leave it to cool.
  • When cooled powder the roasted aval coarsely and set it aside.
    coarsley powdered aval
  • Into the pan add a teaspoon of ghee and once the ghee starts melting add the cashew.
    roasting cashews.
  • Once the cashews are golden, remove from heat and add the water into this pan.
    getting the water ready for the kesari.
  • When the water starts bubbling, stream the powdered aval and saffron strands and keep stirring.
    mixing in the powdered poha.
  • The mix will start together when the aval absorbs the water. Keep stirring till it is totally lump-free.
    making poha sheera
  • Now cover and cook for two minutes so the aval is completely cooked.
  • Add the sugar, upon opening and stir in the sugar well.
    Sugar added to the poha.
  • The mix now has more liquid and stir an cook till this is almost evaporated.
  • Add in the rest of the ghee, roasted cashew and cardamom powder and stir well.
    poha sheera prasadam making.
  • The kesari is now ready to serve.
    EAsy indian dessert poha sheera.


I have made this Kesari in the instant pot set on saute mode. 
Keyword Indian desserts, Stevia recipes, Temple prasadam
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