how to make aval nanachathu

Sweetened Beaten Rice Flakes | Aval Nanachathu

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Aval Nanachathu | Sweetened Beaten Rice Flakes is a simple snack prepared especially in Kerala. Beaten rice flakes, infused with jaggery along with grated coconut, flavored with cumin powder, and cardamom powder is truly divine and soothing.

A healthy snack recipe or a healthy breakfast recipe. It is very simple & quick to make.

What are rice flakes?

Flattened rice is rice which is flattened into flat, light, dry flakes originating from the Indian subcontinent. Rice is parboiled before flattening so that it can be consumed with very little to no cooking. These flakes of rice swell when added to liquid, whether hot or cold, as they absorb water, milk, or any other liquids.

The thickness of the flakes varies between almost translucently thin to nearly four times thinner than a normal rice grain. It is also called “beaten rice”,

How to prepare Aval nanachathu?

In this recipe the brown rice flakes are infused with jaggery, along with grated coconut,  & flavored with cumin powder, and cardamom.

There are different types of rice flakes: white & brown rice flakes with different thicknesses. You can use any type of rice flakes for this recipe. If the aval to coconut ratio is 1:1 then it will be tastier. Based on your choice you can prefer the amount of coconut.

Sweetened Beaten Rice Flakes | Aval Nanachathu

Course: Breakfast, SnacksCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Total time

10

minutes

Sweetened Beaten Rice Flakes | Aval Nanachathu | How to prepare aval nanachathu?

Recipe Video

Ingredients

  • 1cup aval/poha/rice flakes

  • 1cup grated coconut

  • 1/2cup grated jaggery

  • ¼ tsp cumin powder

  • ½ tsp cardamom powder

  • 1tsp sugar

  • 5-6nos cashew-nuts powdered

  • 2 pinch of salt

  • 1tbsp milk

Directions

  • First of all add ¾ cup grated coconut in a mixing bowl, followed by ½ cup grated jaggery. (Based on the choice of sweetness you can prefer either white sugar/ brown sugar from ¼ cup to ½ cup.)
  • Then add in 1/4tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp powdered cardamom, 1tsp sugar, 2pinch salt, & 5 to 6 no of cashew nuts powdered.
  • Now mix these ingredients well.
  • Then add in 1 cup rice flakes/aval/poha & mix well with other ingredients. Here I had taken brown rice flakes which are a little hard in texture.
  • Since I am using hard textured rice flakes I am adding in 1tbsp lukewarm milk to make it soft. You can use water instead of milk.
  • Now mix the ingredients well, once again with our hands.
  • Our aval nanachathu, is ready to be served as it is or along with the banana.

Notes

  • If the aval to coconut ratio is 1:1 then it will be tastier. Based on your choice you can prefer the amount of coconut.
  • There are different types of rice flakes: white & brown rice flakes with different thicknesses. You can use any type of rice flakes for this recipe.

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