Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Aval (Rice flakes) Payasam


Rice flakes – 1 cup
Sugar – ½ cup
Raisins and cashew nuts – ¼ cup each
Cardamom – 5 nos
Ghee – 2 tsp
Milk – 3 cups
Water – 2 cups

Method of Preparation:

In a pan (uruli), add ghee. Fry cashew nuts and raisins in it. Roast rice flakes in it (after removing roasted nuts and raisins). Remove rice flakes too. In a thick bottomed pan, (uruli) add milk. Cook rice flakes in it. Mix well continuously. Add sugar. When the sugar melts and thickens, add cashew nuts and raisins to it along with cardamom powder. Mix well and remove from the flame. Now add ½ cup of milk to it. Serve hot.


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