Poha (Flattened Rice / Aval ) Kesari is a quick and easy dessert recipe. Kesari is a popular dessert recipe made using sooji (Rava). Poha kesari is nearly similar to that procedure. Instead of using sooji we are using poha here. I am using milk to prepare this kesari. It makes the recipe more delicious.

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  • Dessert or snack.

AUTHOR : Dimple                           CUISINE : South Indian
COURSE : Dessert                            YIELD : 2 servings


  • Poha / Flattened Rice / Aval – 1/2 cup
  • Milk – 1 Cup
  • Ghee – 2 Tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 5
  • Raisins – 5-7 (I am using black raisins)
  • Sugar – 1/3 cup (adjust according to sweetness)
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 Tsp
  • Food Color(orange) – a pinch


  1. Measure everything and keep it ready.


  1. Heat a pan over medium heat. Melt 1 Tbsp ghee.
  2. Add cashews and raisins and roast till raisins puff up.
  3. Filter these from ghee and keep it aside.
  4. In the same pan, add poha and roast it for about 4-5 min . (Do not let the color to change)
  5. Cool down completely and transfer it to a blender. Coarsely grind it.
  6. Boil Milk in a pan. When it starts to boil, add Poha.
  7. Stir constantly until thickened. Add sugar.
  8. Combine well. Add Food color and Cardamom powder.
  9. Mix well. Add a Tbsp of ghee and stir until it comes out of the pan without sticking.
  10. Garnish with roasted  nuts and serve it.


  • You can use water instead of milk.
  • You can skip food color or may use another color.

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