Sweet Poha/ Festival Sweet recipe/ Flattened rice recipe

Healthy sweet recipe using thin flatten rice. The simple sweet recipe yet tastes heavenly using thin flattened rice or beaten rice. Flattened rice or beaten rice are called Poha in Hindi, ಪೇಪರ್ ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ in Kannada and Pattal Povu in Konkani. The sweet recipe tastes too delicious. Flattened rice have many nutritional values and good for health.  This is Konkani style/ Mangalore style recipe which are prepared mainly during shravan/ savan month Chudi pooja/ Tulsi pooja/ Ganesh chaturthi festival time sweet. The story behind Shri Krishna and Sudama restarted with the same poha.

Easy, quick and simple sweet recipe in 15 minutes. This sweet recipe is prepared without sugar/ cheeni ke bina. The ingredients required and the preparation time is also less. The use of coconut
in the sweet enriches the nutritional benefits and also the taste, moisture. This is South Indian sweet poha recipe best prepared during festivals (normally). This can be prepared as an easy and quick festival sweet recipe or snacks time sweet recipe. Good for kids and all ages. Here, i have used the standard cup measurement. But it can be replaced with normal available cups. Measurement is given below. Prasad reicpe, bhog recipe, Poha recipe, sihi avalakki, Sweet recipe without using sugar or jaggery based sweets are good and can be eaten more 😉

How to replace dry coconut (store bought desiccated coconut) in place of fresh coconut?

Tricks: Soak the dry desiccated coconut in warm water for 10 minutes or cold water for 15 minutes. Till the water absorbs.

How to replace standard cups with normal home available cup? cups in spoons.

1 standard cup = 16 table spoons.

3/4th standard cup = 12 table spoons.

Tricks for good taste:

  1. Use fresh coconut for more flavour. However, the dry desiccated coconut gives the same if soaked for 10 minutes.
  2. Dissolve the jaggery on low flame. Filter if any impurities present.
  3. Add the cardamom (optional) it gives good flavor.
  4. Add Ghee at the end if required. It enriches the flavor (optional).

AMCHI Cooking Recipes: 

  1. Panchakajjaya/ Panchakadayi
  2. Lentils soup/ Dalithoy/ Belesaaru
  3.  Curry without onion and garlic
  4. Curry recipe without dal

Recipe in 2 minutes short video: https://youtu.be/l3f5WbzGdUc

Servings: 5-6Members

Cooking Total Time: 15 Minutes

Serving Suggestion:

  1. Dessert recipe/ naivedhyam for god.
  2. Festival sweet recipe/ quick sweet recipe without sugar.
  3. South Indian festival recipe for thali.
  4. Dessert recipe for lunch or dinner.

1. Black sesame seed/ black thil (optional) 2tbsp
2. Flattened Rice/ Beaten rice/ Thin Poha/ Paper avalakki 2 cups
3. Jaggery 1 cup
4. Coconut desiccated 3/4th cup
5. Dry fruit (optional), Cardamom any, 3-4
6. Ghee/ meted butter (optional) 2tbsp
Ingredients Required


Step 1: Soak half cup dry desiccated coconut in 1/4th cup water (skip if fresh coconut).

Step 2: Soak it in 1/4th cup of water for 15 minutes.

Step 3: Roast 2tbsp of Black sesame seed on low flame (till it pops ~2min).

Step 4: Add 1 cup of jaggery (2 &1/2 piece or 12 tbsp) into a pan.

Step 5: Add 5tbsp Water and allow to dissolve. Filter if any impurities.

Step 6: You can see 1 string consistence after 3-5 minutes of continuous stirring.

Step 7: Add 3/4th cup of coconut to it. water releases, stirr continuously for 2 min until water absorbs.

Step 8: Add 0.5tbsp Cardamom powder and mix well.

Step 9: Allow it to cool completely.

Step 10: Mix 2 cups poha batchwise, roasted black thil (sesame seed) and 2tbsp ghee/ melted butter.


Mix it well using hand. Keep it moist.

Here you Can:

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