Very simple, yet traditional offering on the auspicious day if Krishna Jayanthi / Gokulashtami
Sweet Aval or Aval jaggery or Sweet Poha is one of the simplest sweet dish and it is very instant too. Aval Jaggery is one of the most important neivedhyam dish for Krishna Jeyanthi / Gokulashtami. As per our tradition, Little Krishna always love to have this yummy dish and hence we offer this for Lord Krishna on this birthday. This dish is also healthy as aval and also jaggery is good for health.In my childhood, my mom used to make this as an evening snack when we return back from school. Lets see the simple steps to make this tasty dish! For other Krishna Jayanthi Recipes click here.
Soaking poha & Frying Cashew
Take the aval in a bowl and rinse it in water twice and drain the water and keep it aside for 10 minutes. Take a pan add ghee and roast the cashews till they turn golden brown color. Take the roasted cashews aside
Heat a pan and add the grated jaggery to the pan and add a teaspoon of water. When the jaggery is dissolved, strain it to remove any sand particles or impurities in it. Again add the strained jaggery juice to the pan and bring it to boil. Add the aval to the pan and mix well.
Add cardamom powder and grated coconut to the sweet aval and give a good mix. Finally add ghee and roasted cashews and mix well and remove the sweet aval from flame
The simple and yummy Sweet Aval / Aval Jaggery / Swee Poha is now ready for neivedhyam or for serving!