Dates Poha Kheer


2 tablespoons thin poha/beaten rice

1-2 seedless dates (If you do not have seedless dates, then use a knife to remove the seed from the dates)

1/2 cup baby’s milk

Water as needed


Wash the poha in drinking water nicely and then keep aside. Drain all the water as the residual water will be enough to soak the thin poha enough.
Chop the dates into very fine pieces.
Heat a pan and add half cup water into the pan.
When the water in a little hot, add the finely chopped dates to water.
Keep stirring in between and let the dates cook and disintegrate completely. This will take 3-4 minutes.
When dates are cooked, add soaked poha and mix well.
Now add baby’s milk as needed and turn off the heat.
Mix every thing well and serve.
The dates give a lovely subtle sweetness to this kheer and make it even more nutritious.

This recipe can be made with normal and traditional poha varieties like Mappilai samba, karuppu kavuni, and other millet pohas/aval.

” Traditional and organic  varieties of Pohas, Rice, Millets and other Ancient products are available at parent led community shopping site

Author: Saranya

I’m HomeMaker and a mother of 1 year old baby girl. I have 6 yrs of IT experience with Accenture and IGATE and currently taken break to take care of my little one. I have an interest towards home made ancient recipes which is very healthy for kids and adults and hence started preparing all those at home and thought of sharing the same with all parents.

Aval / Poha Kesari


Aval(Poha) – 1/2 cup                                                                                      Ghee – 3 tbsp
Organic jaggery powder – 1/2 cup
Cashews & Raisins – 1 tsp each
Water – 1/2 cup
Saffron – 1/8 tsp(soaked in a tbsp of warm milk)


Rinse poha well and set aside for sometime to dry.Then coarse grind poha in a mixer.Heat a tsp ghee in a pan – fry cashews and raisins will golden brown,set aside. Then in the same pan add poha and roast it for 3mins until nice aroma comes,Set aside.
Boil water , once it starts boiling add poha and let it turn soft.Then add organic jaggery powder.
The organic jaggery will start melting, once it gets dissolved add ghee and keep stirring until it comes as a hole mass without sticking to the pan.Finally add saffron milk, fried cashew raisins and switch off.

Healthy sweet ready to celebrate any occasions

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.