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Pal Aval Payasam

Pal Aval Payasam - Rice Flakes Milk Pudding

Quickest of all payasams as Aval or Poha or Beaten Rice Flakes take little to no time to cook in this delicious pudding that you can make in a jiffy for a last minute dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Manju


  • ½ cup brown aval / poha
  • 4 tbsp + 1 tbsp ghee
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tbsp broken cashews


  • Rinse the aval quickly with water. Don’t let it soak or stay in water for more than just a few seconds or it will disintegrate into the water.
  • Heat the 4 tbsp ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and add the drained aval to it. Roast for a few minutes over medium heat till all the ghee is absorbed and the aval starts to slightly crisp up. Now add the milk to this and let it come to a boil. Lower the heat and let it cook for 10-15 mins. Add sugar and let all the sugar melt. Cook for a several more minutes till the milk reduces a little and starts to turn a little pink. Add ground cardamom and mix well.
  • Heat the 1 tbsp ghee in a sauté pan and add the cashews to it. Once the cashews brown, pour it all on to the payasam. Serve immediately or once it has cooled down a bit.