Poha Kheer | Aval Payasam | Rice Flake Milk Pudding

Poha Kheer | Aval Payasam | Rice Flake Milk Pudding

Hope all celebrating Janmashtami/Krishna Jayanthi had a good day of celebration.  In most of the North India it's celebrated today with much fun fare which includes more of playing Dahi Handi, The handi is a clay pot filled with buttermilk that was positioned at a convenient height prior to the event. The topmost person on the human pyramid tries to break the handi by hitting it with a blunt object mostly nariyal (coconut) is preferred being a sign of purity,truth and other good terms in hindu religion. When that happens the buttermilk is spilled over the entire group, symbolizing their achievement through unity and ofcourse they get prize money.  It's a wonderful experience to see and in Maharashtra it’s quite famous, you must have seen in old Hindi movies. 

Poha Kheer Aval Payasam

In our place it's quite a simple affair my mom use to keep fast the whole day which is broken at midnight or next day after Pooja.  Offering to the God is normally Kheer and fruits, and I follow the same.  I made Poha Kheer/Aval Payasam in microwave which is easy.  I normally make poha kheer in microwave as it's quite fast and perfect to make on a working day :)

Aval Kheer Aval Payasam

Oh you notice the mango?  Well it's Mexican mango from Fair Price though quite expensive and nothing like our Indian Mango!


Poha/Aval/Beaten Rice - 1/2 Cup [ I used thin variety]

Milk - 1 Cup

Jaggery Powdered - 1/4 Cup [ I used 2 tbsp]

Ghee/Butter - 1 tsp

Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tsp

Cashew and Raisins - 5-7 each

Water - 1/4 Cup

Poha Kheer Milk Pudding Recipe


1. In a microwave safe large bowl heat ghee and roast cashews for 1 minute or until it's golden brown.  It will be done in less than a minute so keep a eye to avoid burning, keep aside.  You can roast raisins for 30 seconds too if you prefer and keep aside.

2. In the same bowl add poha/aval and roast for 2 minutes, stir in every 30 seconds.  Now add milk and water and microwave for 3 minutes, the poha will be soft by now if not microwave for another minute.

~ Now if you add only milk, poha will absorb it fully. So I add little water along with milk, you will notice that the milk will not be absorb fully now. I do the same while making semiya paysam too, this way I don't end adding milk more than required.

Poha Kheer-1

3. Now add cardamom, powdered jaggery and stir it well to mix everything.

Poha Kheer Aval Payasam1

4.  Microwave for a minute. Here you have to careful and jaggery tends to curdle milk.  Let it rest for 1-2 minute and then add the roasted cashews and raisins.

~ If milk gets curdle slightly, add 2-3 tbsp of milk and it should be fine. 

Aval Kheer Payasam

So our poha kheer/payasam is ready and this delicious and easy kheer makes it’s way to Lubna's Joy from fasting to feasting IV.

Poha Kheer Aval Paysam Rice Flakes Pudding

For Stove top method

1. In a pan/wok heat ghee, roast cashews and keep aside.  Add poha/aval and saute for 2 minutes or until poha becomes crispy.

2. Add boiled milk and cook until poha becomes soft and gets cooked, now add jaggery, cardamom powder and cook for a minute only. 

Garnish with cashews, raisins and serve hot.


~ You can use sugar instead of jaggery if you prefer.


Have a nice day ~~


  1. Yum..kheer sounds heavenly!nice and easy recipe..thanks for sharing!

  2. very nice idea and a very sweet recipe

  3. Yummy cheer. Hope you had a great janmashtami

  4. great pudding Priti. My hubby loves pudding and this will make his day! great job

  5. simple and delicious kheer, nice clicks..

  6. I'm Sicilian and my husband is Japanese. We lived in India 5 years and this is my absolute favorite Indian dessert, my Indian friends always made it for me when they invited us for dinner. I love it! Your recipes are wonderful, I'm going to tell my daughter (hungrycaramella.blogspot.com) to visit you, she loves Indian food. We all miss New Delhi so much. I'm following you from Rome!

  7. looks tempting and delicious. Happy Krishnashtami!!

  8. wow so yumm n tempting kheer ..

  9. wow yummy easy and very new to me!

  10. Happy Krishna Jayanthi dear,Loved this Version of Payasam...I will make only murukku,seedais,but this time going to try Aval Payasam...yummy,hope lord Krishna Enjoyed it!!!

  11. Your poha kheer looks very tempting dear...apt for the occasion...

    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. Lovely kheer priti..my version is bit different 4m urs..I know how u njoyed this kheer yesterday chatting wid me..hahh

  13. My favorite payasam, i too do almost the same way in microwave..yummy it looks

  14. wow, poha kheer that too in MW, lovely yummy reciep..I hv to try it soon

  15. Bookmarked .. I wanted to prepare this, will try over the stove method.

  16. this is a super yummy kheer.looks very tempting...How does the mexican mango taste? is it better than the indian variety??

  17. i always prefer mw methods for sweet they come out so perfectly.. to good..

  18. The kheer looks perfect & yummy!!!
    We make this with coconut milk but this is even better...:)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  19. creamy and delicious payasam.nice presentation

  20. Super creamy payasam, feel like having a bowl..

  21. @Sicilian, Thanks for the kind words..that's sweet of you ....:)

    @Suhaina, As I wrote in the post it's not like our Indian Mango ...or may be I feel like that ..it's sweet, delicious but then it's not India :) ..hehe ...and quite expensive dear ..you can try if you want ...its comes in a pair in fairprice

  22. Unique and innovative recipe. Poha payesam looks delicious, yummy and creamy. Very beautiful presentation.

  23. I never made kheer using poha, so it will be a good recipe for me to try out. That bowl of payasam looks good.

  24. A very unique and innovative idea...simply WOW..!!!

  25. What a delicious quick fix! I am drooling over the keyboard for this :)

  26. kheer with poha never tried...ur kheer is absolute delicious..very inviting..definitely should gve a try...
    nice collection of recipes...keep going..count me in from 2day as ur follower...:)

  27. This looks so yumm and good , can imagine all the goodies out there in the North!
    Hope u had a wonderful day!

  28. Aval kheer looks delicious. hope you had a wonderful celebration.

  29. Looks so delicious and a perfect prasad for Janmashtami.

  30. Splendid looking poha kheer, never tried it priti. Nice write up too.


  31. Wonderful clicks.Looks so tempting.Bookmarked it
    South Indian Recipes

  32. Delicious! I am sure Lord Krishna would have been so happy with your offering.

  33. Looks delicious and wonderful clicks ...

  34. Divine and Delicious ..... Thanks for Posting


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