Serving size – 3 or 4

Cooking time – 30 minutes

Aval is one of the favorite prasadams of Lord vinayaka. Aval is good for health too. I made aval payasam on the day of vinayagar chathurthi.


Aval – 1/2 cup (heaped)
Sugar – 4 1/2 tbs
Milk – 3 1/2 cups
Cardamom powder – a pinch
Cashews – 8 whole
Raisins – 6
Ghee – 4 or 5 tsp


  1. Heat a pan and roast aval for 2 or 3 minutes or until it becomes crisp than usual. Keep it aside to cool.
  2. Keep 2 tbs of aval seperately and grind the rest of the aval into powder.
  3. Add milk to the pan, then add both grinded aval powder and whole aval to the milk.
  4. Allow it to boil until the aval becomes soft.
  5. Add sugar and cardamom powder and allow it boil until 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Heat ghee in a small frying pan and add cahews. Fry until it turns brownish color.
  7. Add raisins to it and fry until they are cooked. Switch off the stove and add this fried cashews and raisins to the payasam.
  8. Aval payasam is ready now.

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