Red aval ladoo recipe – How to make avalakki ladoo/red aval/poha ladoo recipe – ladoo recipes

Red aval ladoo is a healthy and delicious ladoo prepared from red poha/aval/flattened rice, sugar, cardamom powder and nuts. This ladoo can be prepared in less than half an hour as it is made with less ingredients.  Red aval ladoos are prepared mostly on festive occasions like Krishna Jayanthi or Navaratri.  You can replace red poha with white poha which also tastes equally delicious.  Cardamom flavour added to it gives a nice flavour to the ladoos.

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Prep Time :  15 mins

Cook Time : 10 mins

Servings :  10-12 ladoos

South Indian cuisine


Red aval/poha/flattened rice – 2 cups

Powdered sugar – 3/4 cup

Ghee – 1/4 cup or as required

Cardamom powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Cashewnuts – 10

Raisins – 10


Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a pan.  Roast the aval on a low flame till crunchy.  Allow it to cool down.

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Grind the roasted poha to a fine powder.    Bring it to a bowl.  Add powdered sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well.

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To the same pan, add rest of the ghee.  Add cashewnuts and stir fry till light brown in colour.  Then add raisins and fry till it puffs up.  Switch off the flame.  Add them to the bowl containing powdered poha-sugar mixture.  Mix well.  Add ghee if required and shape them into ladoos.

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Delicious and healthy ladoos are ready. Store them in an airtight container and enjoy your homemade ladoos.



Ensure to roast the poha, otherwise it will give a raw taste.

You can also add little milk to bind the mixture to make the ladoos.

Ensure to break all the lumps, before shaping into ladoos.

Add more or less sugar as per your taste.

You can replace red poha with white poha or aval.

Do not add more cashewnuts as it will be difficult to make ladoos.  Break the cashewnuts into small pieces before roasting them.

You can replaced powdered sugar with powdered/grated jaggery.


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