Mrs. Mano's Tamilnadu Delicacies - Part 3

Thread started by Mrs.Mano on 22nd July 2010 01:02 PM

I am commencing my third thread with a delicious sweet here. I must thank all of my friends here who are supporting me tremendously since 2003, especially Mr.Nov and Mr. RR who always welcome with their support and hearty wishes.

I must confess here that I could not move fast in my second thread due to heavy workloads and continuous travels. I hope that I would be active as I was in my first thread hereafter.

This aval puttu is an old and traditional sweet. Also this is a a very nutritious one. There are so many versions on this puttu. I prefer this always as this recipe has fantastic taste. The jaggery we use here must be dark and flexible.




Rice flakes-1 cup
Turmeric powder- half sp
Tuar dal- half cup
A pinch of salt
Shredded coconut- half cup
Jaggery-1 cup
Ghee- 3 tbsp
Cashew nuts- 2 tbsp


Dry roast the rice flakes on medium heat.
When they start to splutter put off the fire.
When cooled, grind them to a slightly coarse powder.
Pressure cook the dal with the turmeric powder to 3 whistles.
Add the salt to the powder and with the help of the water in the dal, mix well the aval mixture with the fingers to a slightly crumbled texture.
Press the puttu mixture well with the palm of yr hand.
Heat a pan and add the mashed jaggery with the cardamom powder and half cup of water.
Make thick syrup under moderate fire.
If we pour a drop in a cup of water, it must look like wax and be possible to roll in to a small ball.
Put off the fire and pour this to the puttu mixture along with the dal and the coconut.
Mix well.
Heat the ghee in a small pan and fry the cashew nuts to golden brown.
Pour on the puttu mixture.
The delicious aval puttu is ready to serve!


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