One of the most significant Hindu festivals, Janmashtami, also known as Gokul Ashtami, marks the birth of Lord Krishna. Devotees around the world celebrate this sacred festival with much fervour and enthusiasm. Lord Krishna was said to be a hardcore foodie, especially when it came to sweet treats. He was fond of Makhan mishri and hence was nicknamed as 'Makhan chor' because he used to steal Makhan from everyone around Vrindavan. Hence, devotees prepare a myriad of sweet dishes for Prasad that they offer to Lord Krishna. From kheer to panjiri, ladoo, makhan mishri and more such delicacies.
Here we bring you one such sweet treat. It is called Vella Aval. Originating from South Indian cuisine, this sweet poha recipe is made during Krishna Janmashtami and is also served as one of the prasad. To prepare this sweet treat, you need just a few ingredients and it is very quick to make too. All you need is some poha (of course), jaggery powder, grated coconut, cardamom powder, and a pinch of salt. All the aforementioned ingredients are easily available in the kitchen pantry. So, without much ado, let's learn how to make it.
Sweet Poha Recipe: How To Make Sweet Poha For Janmashtami
To start with the recipe, you first need to soak the poha for about 5-6 minutes. The next step is to dissolve the jaggery in a heavy-bottomed pan and let it boil.
Keep stirring in between until the desired thick consistency.
Once done, add grated coconut and mix again. Cook this for 2-3 minutes. After it, add poha and let it cook. For the flavour, add cardamom powder.
Keep stirring for about 3-4 minutes. Switch off the flame, garnish with coconut and your decadent South Indian treat is ready!
Try this at home and let us know your experience in the comments below.
Happy Janmashtami 2022!