Aval Laddoo – Atukula Laddoo – Poha Laddoo – Rice Flakes Laddoo

Aval Laddoo - Atukula Laddoo - Poha Laddoo - Rice Flakes Laddoo
Yep! You guessed it right. This is my entry to JFI: Special edition by VEE of Past, Present And Me. This Diwali, I wanted to try something different in the sweet arena. Back home, the usual stuff made during this festive season range from adhirasams, halwa, Boondhi laddoo to badhushas and the like. I neither have the tools nor the patience to make all these, but my DH has quite a sweet tooth for laddoos. So, not having the heart to disappoint him, I went hunting for an easy way to make laddoos. That was when this recipe struck my eye or rather ear I should say, having got it from my mom over the phone. 🙂 Simple, easy and delicious is the way to describe aval laddoo.

Over to the recipe now..



Aval/Atukulu/Poha/Rice Flakes – 1 Cup
Sugar – 1 Cup
Broken Cashews – 1 Fistful
Pistachios – 1/2 Fistful
Cardamom – 2
Dry grated coconut – 2 to 3 tablespoons
Hot Melted ghee – Around 8 to 9 Teaspoons

Roast rice flakes till golden brown. Grind together the roasted rice flakes, cashews, pistachios, sugar, cardamom and the coconut into a fine powder. Add hot melted ghee to the ground mixture and shape into laddoos. Ghee helps to keep the shape of the laddoo. Adjust the quantity of ghee accordingly.

Take care not to burn the rice flakes. You can add more coconut and more nuts as per your taste.

Oh, I forgot to mention, my DH loved it and I am wondering if I should make another batch, as this one’s not gonna last till Diwali day!

Wish you all a very Happy and Safe Diwali!! 🙂

This is my entry into VKN’s Virtual Cooking Competition Q3 2006.

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57 thoughts on “Aval Laddoo – Atukula Laddoo – Poha Laddoo – Rice Flakes Laddoo

  1. I am loving this JFI-treats ! This is new to me, i will pass it on to my mother, will tyr it out here too. Thank you for this unique recipe, Enjoy a happy Deewali.


  2. Chandrika, the recipe is very cool and easy to make ..especially all ingredients are very handy..I love to try this some time..the photos wonderful..thanks for sharing.Happy diwali to u and you family:-))


  3. Hi Chandrika,The ladoos look great. The pic is awesome. Maybe I missed something, is Aval, rice flakes ? Warm wishes to you and your family for Diwali 🙂-sandeepa


  4. Chandrika of all the treats I have been seeing your ladoos made me want to try them immediately 🙂They tasted great…crispy crunchy kind of texture.Btw did you use rice flakes or poha?


  5. Chandrika, I was feeling daunted by the ghee and effort in the diwali recipes but urs is a blessing. Now i think I will make something ..thanks.. very nice pic..


  6. Hi,I followed your recipe and made aval laddoo for my diwali..and it has turned out yummy..Thanks for sharing.Cheers,Kavitha


  7. Hey Chandrika.Delicious looking laddo’s. I was talking to my sometime back about them. I never heard of these before and so was askinig her if she new. T he answer was a NO there too, and when I told her how simple the recipe was she asked me to try them out for Deepavali !! I reallu might, as of now I dont have any plans, its really boring to be sitting in the kitchen cooking all this stuff with no one around !! could I come over instead 🙂


  8. Chandrika, I tried this yesterday and liked it. Once it is made into laddoos, it doen’t taste like Poha anymore. Tastes a bit similar to Avaloseunda, if u know what that is.Thanks!!


  9. Happy Diwali to you too.I have a big bag of aval that I didn’t know what to do with. I was looking around and noted down vkn’s payasam recipe with aval. And this sounds so delicious. Aval laddoo!! I am sure I can convert all my aval stock to good eats.


  10. HI,AVAL LADDOO….sounds good.I heard about payasam,never heard about laddooo/…Good idea….will try soon andlet u know..


  11. Those are gorgeous ladoos and the recipe is so simple. I’ll definitely give it a try. The pic made me wish I could just lift one ladoo and gobble it up Just too good


  12. Happy Diwali to all of you and thank you all for the kind comments. I have been facing some trouble with Blogger and hence was not able to reply earlier. I apologise for the same.Please find my answers to some of your queries:Sandeepa : Aval is Rice Flakes. I made the correction in my post.Sam, Thank you very much.Nalini, any variety of aval can be used for this laddoo. Ashwini, I thought rice flakes and poha are the same. Aren’t they? Please correct me if I am wrong.Priya, you are most welcome! 🙂Thank you once again!


  13. Raji..Priya …I am fine…Just a little tied up…In fact, I am not even cooking as much as I did before…Thank you so much for the concern and for the reminder…:-) Hopefully I should be able to do a post today or tomm…


  14. hi chandrika,saw your comment of the prawn you had, and posted the recipe of what I thought it was.Let me know if this was it or was it something else ?Why no posts for so long ?–sandeepa


  15. Sandeepa, thank you so much dear..Read your post..That’s the one…It was really wonderful of you to take so much pains to cook and post that dish for me…I have been a little busy lately…Will write a post in a couple of days…


  16. Thanks for visiting my blog, Chandrika! I’m looking at your blog and going “WoW!!”. Beautiful pictures, unusual recipes and nice write-ups! Love it! Will be checking back regularly! 🙂


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