Sihi avalakki or sweet poha

In kannada, sihi means sweet and avalakki means beaten rice.  Sihi avalakki is a festival sweet dish made of beaten rice and jaggery.  It is usually made on Gokulashtami/Janmashtami day, as an offering to Lord Krishna.


  • Beaten rice/ thick avalakki/poha - 1 cup
  • Grated jaggery - 1/2 cup
  • Ghee - 2 tablespoons
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Grated coconut - 2 teaspoons
  • Few cashewnuts - 5 to 6 (optional)


Step 1

Wash and soak avalakki for 5 minutes. Strain the excess water and remove avalakki in a bowl.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in a pan. Fry the cashewnuts till light brown and keep aside.

Step 3

In the same pan, add grated jaggery and prepare a thick jaggery syrup. Add avalakki and mix well.

Step 4

Let the avalakki absorb the syrup well. When the mixture leaves the sides, add remaining ghee, grated coconut, cardamom powder and fried cashewnuts.

Step 5

Mix well and remove from fire.

Step 6

Serve warm.

One Response to Sihi avalakki or sweet poha

  1. gururaja says:

    This is really nice and handy sweet.
    my mother makes it very nicely. Here we can add little gasgasi as well before jagerry and add some grated coconut also, which will boost the taste .

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