Today, I’m posting simple yet tasty mangalorean style sweet poha recipe. This is also known as sihi avalakkai in kannada.
Deepavali means festival of lights, and it is a festival symbolizing the victory of good over evil. And I would say it is not only festival of lights, but also festival of sweets. During deepavali, house is cleaned such that it will shine, and decorated with mango leaves and marigold thorans, utensils are cleaned till shined and decorated for the holy bath in the morning. After bath and pooja , sweet poha is served for breakfast.
As kids, applying oil would be a big trouble for us, but mummy would grab us all together and oil us such that oil would drip from us. And there would be fight to use the bathroom as all wanted to be oil free.
Many sweet dishes will be prepared at home. But this sweet poha recipe with smashed bananas, will be the first dish served. Small rasa kadhali bananas are ideal for this recipe. We would dig bananas from the poha and would keep it aside so we could eat it at the end.
Try this simple sweet poha recipe this deepavali.Happy Deepavali !!!.
Sweet poha recipe
- 200 gm thick poha/beaten rice
- 1 cup grated coconut
- 1/2 cup crushed jaggery
- 4 smashed small bananas (rasakadhali)
- 1 tbsp ghee
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- Mix poha, jaggery, grated coconut, cardamom and smashed bananas in wide bowl.
- Add ghee and mix well.
- Serve the mixture.