Sihi Avalakki aka Sweet Poha recipe with step by step photos and video. Sihi Avalakki is a simple recipe made with flattened rice , jaggery , coconut , milk and flavored with cardamom powder.
About this recipe
Sihi Avalakki is a Kannada word which means sweet poha or sweet flattened rice. This is no cook recipe , usually offered as prashad to Lord Krishna during Janmashtami .
Most important Naivedyam offered to Lord are Banana Rasayana, Sajigge / Kshera , Panchamrut and Panchakajjaya.
Other popular recipes of Janmashtami are Gopalkala, Gojju Avalakki |Spicy Tangy Poha and Makhana Kheer
Step by step directions to make Sihi Avalakki | Sweet Poha :
Rinse thick poha and drain water completely.
Into a mixing bowl add fresh grated coconut ,powdered jaggery,
poha , milk , honey , cardamom powder, chopped nuts and fruits , mix well everything .
Cover and set aside for 5 minutes for flavors to meld well.
Mix and serve
Offer to lord and then distribute as prasad to everyone.
If looking for a vegan option then replace cow's milk with almond milk and honey with maple syrup . Poha, Cococnut , Jaggery with cardamom flavor itself is a great way to indulge with this.
Frequently asked questions
Can I use thin Poha?
No , either thick or medium thick Poha works well for this recipe. As thin variant poha turns soggy with milk and powdered jaggey .
Why did my recipe turned soggy?
If you don't drain water well and rinse for longer time, then there are chances of poha turning soggy.
Why was Poha, very dry to swallow?
Incase if you use thick variant poha and if you don't give more resting time, then poha may be dry to swallow. In that case , sprinkle 1-2 tablespoon more milk and let it sit for extra 5 minutes more .
Is this recipe same as Poha Panchakajaya?
No , this is different . Panchakajaya is a dry version and thin variant Poha is used along with Ghee, Coconut , Jaggery and sesame seeds.
Sihi Avalakki | Sweet Poha
- 11/2 Cup Thick Poha
- ½ Cup Fresh grated coconut
- ¼ Cup Milk
- ½ teaspoon Cardamom Powder
- 4 tablespoon Jaggery Powder
- 1 pinch Edible Camphor
- 1 tablespoon Chopped Cashew nuts
- 1 tablespoon Chopped Almond Nuts
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- Wash and rinse thick poha with water and soak poha in milk and set aside for 8 minutes.
- Add fresh grated coconut , honey , jaggery powder ,cardamom powder , edible camphor and nuts.
- Gently mix well everything and keep it aside for 5 minutes ,so that juices gets blend together and serve.
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