Krishna Janmashtmi or Gokulashtmi or Krishna Jayanthi is celebrated in India to amrk the birth of Lord Krishna. Any festival in India is incomplete without sweets and savories. So, even for Krishna Jayanthi, we make many dishes like Seedai, Nei appam, Thenkuzhal etc. I made this Aval Paal Payasam today as Aval is one of the favorite food for Lord Krishna.
I love celebrating any festival. Festivals are not just about cooking good food and eating it. The real essence of any festival are the positive vibes it brings to our homes. So, celebrate the festival with positivity and God will surely bless you..
Aval is also known as beaten rice or poha. Aval paal payasam is a milk pudding mainly made with beaten rice and aval. It is easy to make and usually loved by everyone. So, sharing the recipe for Aval Pal payasam and wish you all a very Happy Krishna Jayanthi <3
Aval Paal Payasam
- Beaten Rice/Aval/Poha - 1/4 cup
- Milk - 2 cups + 2tbsp
- Sugar - 1/4 cup
- Saffron strands - 6-8
- Cashews - 8 broken
- Raisin - 8
- Ghee/Clarified Butter - 1 tsp
- Cardamom - 2 powdered
Clean and soak beaten rice in some water for 10 minutes. Drain the water.
Roast cashews and raisins in ghee till cashews turn light brown.
Soak saffron strands in 2 tbsp warm milk.
Boil 2 cups of milk in a heavy bottom pan. Once it starts boiling, add beaten rice and let it simmer for few minutes. Keep stirring.
Now add sugar, soaked saffron strands and mix well. Let it simmer for 2 more minutes.
Remove from flame, add powdered cardamom pods, roasted cashews and raisins. Serve warm.
Payasam will become thick once it cools down. You can add extra milk if you feel its too thick.