If I had a bad day my therapy is to go for a comfort snack with a black coffee. I often go with my childhood favorite snacks. Which, of course, is typical Kerala snacks AKA nalumani palapharam like
suhiyan or sweet north Indian dish like carrot halwa. So today I had a bad day with so many stuff going wrong, I thought about treating myself with something yummy and I couldn't think about anything else other than this grandmom's favourite Avil nanachathu. Few years back, before all these food chain restaurants and Europe influenced snacks if you go to a Kerala home, you used to be treated by avil nanachathu and pazham. It was there in every household. Our mothers and grandmothers were an expert in making this quick snack. Before Maggi, it was our quick comfort food. Why can't we go back to the basics? Cook with more transparent ingredients? Just a thought. Do you have a quick and easy snack in mind? Please do share.
Preparation time: 10 minutes.
Cooking time: 5 minutes.
- Rice flake / Avil – 250 gram
- Jaggery (grated) – 100 gram
- Coconut grated – 50 gram/ ¼ cup
- Cardamom- few (crushed).
- Water or boiled milk– 1 or two table spoon.
- Mix Jaggery with cardamom and grated coconut.
- Add this mixture to the rice flake and knead well with hand. Add water to make a moist mixture.
- Keep this aside for 15- 20 minutes.
- Serve with banana and Chukkukappi.