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Aval nanachathu (Brown rice flakes snack)

Aval nanachathu is an all time favorite of malayalees. It is a traditional snack which is healthy and filling. Jaggery and freshly grated coconut is mixed into the aval with 2 or 3 cardamons. You can have this either mixed with ripe plantain or on its own. There is no need for salt as there is slight salt in the jaggery. This is an excellent snack for kids as well as adults which can be prepared in 5 min.
Matta(brown) rice flakes: 250 gms.
Freshly grated coconut: 1/2 cup or as needed.
Jaggery  grated: 1/2 cup or as needed.
Cardamons: 2 or 3.
In a wide vessel put in the riceflakes, coconut scraping, jaggery, and cardamons. Mix well with hand as it will release the moisture from the jaggery and coconut. Serve by mixing ripe plaintain into the aval or by itself.
Note: Can also be made with white rice flakes/flattened rice/poha. It is best to be made with dark brown jaggery than the whitish ones.


  1. Hi

    That's one of my favorite snack at home...:)


  2. simply snack...very healthy a well.

  3. Easy and yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment, you have a lovely space, do keep in touch ya...

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  5. Excellent recipe,jaggery is an excellent source of iron,so definately a very healthy & yummy dish for all.

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  6. I couldn't find these brown rice flakes any more, looks very delicious. Thank you for sending it to the event :)


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