Christmas is just around the corner. All over the world people are busy planning their vacations, get togethers, shopping and the list goes on. It's a special time to be grateful and get ready to welcome a new year ahead. Cake comes to our mind first when we think of Christmas. Somehow to be different or to rather save a snack before getting extinct i made this flattened rice flakes with coconut and jaggery known as "aval vilayichatu" which was served in every homes during festive times. But nowadays this has been replaced by cookies, pies and tarts. So lets bring back our age old healthy snacks which was prepared by our grandmoms and make this Christmas a bit nostalgic!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
- 300gms flattened rice
- 250 gms jaggery melted in 3/4 cup water
- 2 cup coconut grated
- 5 to 6 cardamom pods crushed
- Raisins, channa dal, seasame seeds, nuts for tempering
- 1 tablespoon ghee
Dry roast the coconut till it becomes light brown colour. To this add melted strained jaggery. Let this simmer for a minute. Lower the flame and add flattened rice. Mix well. Switch off the flame. In a small pan roast channadal and nuts in ghee . Add raisins and seasame seeds and pour this on to the flattened rice. Thinly sliced coconut can also be added to this. Add cardamom powder and mix everything well. Serve with ripe bananas. This will stay upto 2 weeks if stored in an air tight container.