Aval Payasam | Poha Kheer


Aval Payasam is a very easy recipe and can be made without much preparation beforehand.  Me and my son both love sweets of any sort. Since jaggery is a healthy substitute for sugar I try to make sweets for him using this. Jaggery is rich in minerals mainly iron. Also, jaggery acts as a cleansing agent and as digestive agent.  You can also make this payasam using sugar as per you sugar intake. I will try to post that version too. Here’s the recipe..


My little one helps me clicking pictures. How sweet?


Aval Payasam | Poha Kheer

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Easy Aval Payasam for any occasion.


Poha/Aval – 1/2 cup

Milk – 1.5 cup

Grated Jaggery – 3 tbsp

Cardamom Powder – 1 pinch

Ghee – 1 tsp

Chopped Dry Fruits - 1 tbsp


Heat ghee in pan and roast the chopped dry fruits till golden color. I used dry grapes, cashew nuts & almonds. Set aside.

Wash and soak poha for 5 minutes. Drain water and set aside.

Heat milk in a pan and let it simmer for 4-5 mins. By doing this the milk will slightly thicken. To this add the grated jaggery and carmamom powder and mix well.

Now, add the poha/aval and simmer for 4 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add the roasted dry fruits and serve hot or cold.


Adjust the jaggery according to your taste.

I used the thick variety poha/aval. You can also use the thin variety; just reduce the soaking time to 3 minutes.

While the kheer rests it gets thickend, add in more milk while serving.





  1. Yummy and sweet

  2. Awesome clicks and tasty recipe dear :)

  3. Clearly explained. Who will say no to such payasam.Usually everyone does this payasam for Krishna Jayanthi. My granny used to tell me. Anyways lovely to visit your space.Just check out my page if you like..

Leave a Reply to Maria John Cancel

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



CommentLuv badge