Friday, 4 September 2015

Poha Kheer for Krishna Jayanthi / Janmasthami

Poha Kheer is another version of the famous Rice Kheer. Basically poha kheer is made during Janmasthami. It is made easily and it can be made with sugar as well as Jaggery. Today I am making it with sugar, as I prefer it this way.

In south India it is Known as Aval Payasam and is a very famous sweet dish made during Krishna Jayanti.

Janmasthami / Krishna Jayanti is a famous Indian festival celebrated as the birthday of Lord krishna. It falls on the eighth day known as Asthami. On this day lots of pujas, rituals and fasts are taken place and people grandly welcome the Lord and celebrate the birthday of the Lord and its continue the whole day with bhajans and rituals.

Other recipes for Krishna Jayanti / Janmasthami -

1. Phirni 
2. Shrikhand 

Now let's move on to the recipe...

Milk 1/2 ltr
Poha / Aval / Flattened rice 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup
Cardamom Powder 1 tsp
Saffron stands few
Cashew nuts 7 - 8
Ghee 1 tsp

In a pan, heat ghee. Once heated, roast cashew nuts until golden brown. 

Next wash poha / aval under running water and drain and keep it ready aside.

In a non stick pan boil milk. Once milk starts to boil, add drained poha and cook until poha gets cooked. It may take  8- 10 minutes almost.

Once poha is cooked, add sugar, cardamom powder and saffron and mix well. 

Cook until sugar melts. Once sugar melts, swtich off flame.

Garnish with roasted cashew nuts.

Serve hot or cold as per liked.

Offer as prasad to the Lord, and enjoy it later on with Family. 


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks a lot Sathya. yes , its really yummmm..

  2. Looks very tempting, Jeena. Haven't made this kheer for a long time but would love to...soon.

    1. Do try, its really yummm. and Thanks a lot

  3. Poha kheer looks so easy, rich and delicious, Jeena!

    1. Yes true, its easy and delcious as well.. Thank You dear :)

  4. A new & delicious kheer...........lovely presentation.

  5. Simple yet delicious kheer jeena..Loved it!!

  6. I am craving for it! It looks soo tasty!

  7. Yummy kheer!! Perfect for any special occasion!!


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