Aval Payasam

Category: Sweet Treats
Description: A sweet dish made with milk and beaten rice also called avval or avvalakki.
Preparation Time: 20 mins


Aval(Beaten Rice-thin variety) – 1 cup
Milk(boiled) – 4 cups
Sugar – 1½ cups
Cashew nuts – 2 tablespoon(broken)
Raisins – 20
Cardamom powder – ½ teaspoon
Saffron(soaked in little milk) – few strands
Orange food color – ½ teaspoon
Ghee – 3 tablespoons


1.Dry roast the Aval in a pan for a few minutes till they turn light brown. Add a teaspoon of ghee and mix thoroughly. Remove and cool.
2.Crush the cooled Aval by hand to tiny bits.
3.Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add the crushed Aval and cook till soft.
4.Once the Aval is soft add the milk and orange food color and bring to a boil.
5.Remove from the fire and add sugar,cashewnuts,raisins fried in ghee,cardamom powder and the saffron strands.
6.Serve hot or cold.