A sweet dish for a festive spread
What you need
Aval -1 cup
Jaggery - 3/4 cup
Coconut, grated - 1 tbsp
Cashewnuts - 10
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 4 tbsp
Wash the aval and soak it for 15 minutes.
Fry cashewnuts and grated coconut separately in two spoons of ghee and keep aside.
Make jaggery syrup and filter it, stirring until you get a sticky consistency.
Now add the aval, and mix well cooking on a reduced flame.
Finally add the fried coconut, ghee and cardamom powder.
Decorate with cashew nuts and serve hot.
Mythili Radhakrishnan is a homemaker interested in cooking and craft work. She learnt to make vella aval from her mother. It is a traditional recipe, which is a part of festivals such as Gokulashtami and Shivrathri.
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