Rice flakes or flattened rice is dehusked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes. These flakes of rice swell when added to liquid, as they absorb water, milk or any other liquids. Sweet rice flakes or ‘Aval vilayichathu’ is very popular in Kerala.
1 cup rice flakes
2 lumps of jaggery
1 1/2 teaspoon ghee
¼ cup grated coconut
A pinch of cardamom powder
A pinch of dried ginger powder (Chukku podi)
A pinch of cumin seed powder
4 cashew nuts
Keep a pan over a low flame. Pour 1 teaspoon of ghee into it. Add rice flakes and roast it. Prepare jaggery syrup and transfer it a bowl through a sieve to remove impurities if any.
Add roasted rice flakes to this syrup. Now add grated coconut, cardamom powder, cumin seed powder and dried ginger powder. Mix all the ingredients. Now fry cashew nuts in ½ teaspoon ghee. (Split the cashew nuts). Mix it with the rice flakes. Serve the sweet rice flakes with banana and papad.