Sweetened rice flakes (Aval vilayiccatu)
Sweetened rice flakes are so easy to prepare and so delicious. It is a favourite tea time snack of Kerala.
Rice flakes are called prthuka in Sanskrit.
Rice flakes or also known as flattened rice it has very nourishing but also light qualities. In Hindi it is known as poha.
Rice flakes are made by parboiling rice to make it soft, it is then rolled out flat and dried out to make flakes. It has very little cooking time and is so fast to prepare.
The Ayurvedic properties are madhura (sweet) in taste and it has sheeta (cooling) and snighda (unctuous) qualities. It is also balya (strengthening) and brmhana (nourishing). It a great snack and best suited for Vata and Pitta.