Aval Payasam/Poha Kheer

For the day 2 of Blogging Marathon #43,I am sharing aval payasam for the festive themes.I have already shared a version with coconut milk and jaggery here.But today's version is using milk and sugar which we make quite often for poojas.Usually my mom makes it very simple but here I added cashew paste for extra rich taste.Lets move on to the recipe..............................

Aval Payasam/Poha Kheer

  Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 5 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 25 minutes
   Serves ~ 2

Rice flakes/aval(thick)
1/2 cup
21/2 cups
1/4-1/3 cup
Cardamom powder/ellakai
a pinch
2+1 tbs
1 tbs

  • Soak 1 tbs of broken cashews in 1/4 cup of milk for 10 minutes and grind it to a fine paste.Heat around 2 tsp of ghee and roast the rice flakes till it becomes crisp and remove it.In the same pan add the remaining ghee and fry the cashews to a golden color.
  • Boil the milk in a pan and let it simmer for 5 minutes then add the roasted aval/rice flakes.Allow it to cook,once the rice flakes is cooked add in the sugar and let it boil for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the ground cashew paste and allow it to cook for one boil.Finally add the cardamom powder and fried cashews and boil it for a minute,put off the flame.
  • Aval Payasam is ready.


  • The consistency of the payasam becomes thick after cooling.
  • Here I used 1/3 cup of sugar which was little bit more but if you want milder sweet use around 1/4 cup and tsp.
  • Instead of cashew paste,condensed milk(1/4 cup) can be used,in that case don't add any sugar.
  • Saffron can be added for extra flavor. 


I love this payasam. Very easy to make on weekdays also :-)

wow aval payasam looks fantastic , I wud love to finish the bowl now :)

Looks very creamy. I use almond paste usually. But cashew paste sounds rich!

Never had kheer with poha. It looks nice and creamy.

Aval payasam looks rich and creamy !

Super rich and very creamy payasam,prefect for the celebration..

Love this quick and yummy payasam.

A very easy payasam, but love your amazing clicks!

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