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Aval (Poha) Puttu

Aval Puttu is a traditional South Indian breakfast dish made with flattened rice flakes (aval or poha) and grated coconut. It is a light and healthy dish that is easy to digest and can be consumed at any time of the day. However, it is especially ideal for breakfast as it provides a good amount of energy to start your day.

Aval Puttu is low in calories and rich in fiber, which makes it a perfect choice for those who are trying to maintain a healthy diet. It is also a good source of carbohydrates and protein, which helps to keep you full for longer and prevents you from snacking on unhealthy foods.

Overall, Aval Puttu can be an ideal food for breakfast, as it is light, nutritious, and easy to digest. It can also be consumed as a snack or a light meal in the evening.

This puttu is made with aval (poha), jaggery and coconut gratings. 

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Aval (Poha) Puttu

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: SweetsCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This puttu is made with aval (poha), jaggery and coconut gratings


  • Aval (Poha) – 1 cup

  • Jaggery – 1/2 cup

  • Coconut gratings – 1/2 cup

  • Cardamom Powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cashew nuts – few

  • Ghee – 4 teaspoon


  • Dry fry the poha in a kadai till it turns light brown. Cool and grind it to a fine powder.
  • Add this powder in a big bowl and sprinkle little warm water and mix well. If you hold the flour in your palm and press, it should be like a ball and put it back, it should fall loosely like puttu flour. Keep aside.
  • In another vessel, add the jaggery and add ¼ cup water and bring to boil. Remove and strain it.
  • Again put it back on the stove and allow to boil for five minutes or till reaches one string consistency.
  • Add coconut gratings and the poha powder and immediately switch off the stove. Mix well.
  • Add cardamom powder, ghee and fried cashew nuts and once again mix well.
  • Keep it covered for at least half-an-hour.

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