Aval Nanachathu / Sweetened Rice Flakes / Sweet Poha

Aval Nanachathu / Sweetened Rice Flakes / Sweet Poha

Here I bring to you a Kerala evening sweet which brings back nostalgic memories. My grandma used to make this for us whenever we visited her. This is a traditional dish and is really easy to make.

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Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes


  • Rice Flakes / Thin poha – 3 cups
  • Jaggery – 200 g
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut – 1 cup, shredded
  • Cashew nuts – 20 g
  • Ghee – 3 tsp


  1. Add jaggery to 1 cup of water and boil it till it melts completely. Strain it through a sieve to remove impurities.aval_nanachathu_1aval_nanachathu_2
  2. To the filtered jaggery syrup, add cardamom powder and rice flakes. Mix it evenly. Then add coconut to it and mix it again.aval_nanachathu_3aval_nanachathu_5
  3. In a pan, heat ghee and toast cashew nuts until they become golden.Then add this to the rice flakes and mix it well.



  1. Always filter the jaggery syrup to remove impurities.
  2. You can warm up the dish and mash it with banana just before you serve. This will bring out a different taste to the dish.
  3. You can add extra jaggery if you would like to have sweeter.


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