Healthy kodo millet aval/poha/ flakes sweet is very tasty and nutritious.

Here I’m using kodo millet flakes/ flattened millet but you can use any millet flakes of your choice.

Flattened millet/ millet flakes is called as poha millet in Hindi and aval in Malayalam. In Malayalam this recipe is called as Aval Nanachathu means softened flakes.

This sweet millet flakes recipe is gluten free and has many health benefits. So it’s an ideal recipe to loose weight. Even kids will enjoy this sweet and yummy recipe.

How to make the best healthy Kodo millet flakes/ Sweet aval

Here I’m explaining the ingredients and method of making healthy sweet Kodo millet flakes sweet aval/ poha/ flattened millet.

Prepare time: 15 min
Cook: 0 min
Ready in: 15 min
Cuisine: Healthy snacks
Serves: 2


  1. Kodo millet flakes or any millet flakes – 1 cup
  2. Grated fresh coconut – 1/2 cup
  3. Jaggery powder – 2 tablespoon or adjust to taste
  4. Cardamom powder – a dash
  5. Roasted cumin powder – a pinch
  6. Ghee – 1/2 teaspoon
  7. Milk – 1 tablespoon (to make the millet flakes soft)


  1. Combine all ingredients (except milk) well.
  2. Add milk to make the millet flakes soft.
  3. Keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Serve with roasted nuts and chopped banana.

Pro tips & tricks by Anishya

  1. You can use any millet flakes or other grain flakes for this recipe.
  2. You can slightly roast the millet flakes and use it, if required.
  3. Adding ghee in millet recipes helps the body to absorb nutrients fast.
  4. Don’t add water to this recipe to make the millet flakes soft. Either add milk or coconut milk or even coconut water.

Variations you can try

  1. You can add roasted nuts and chopped banana before serving. Either mixed with this snack or as a garnish.
  2. You can add both cardamom and cumin powder or either of it.
  3. You can add unprocessed sugar instead of jaggery.

Storage tips

  1. Better serve immediately.

Best serving combos suggested by Anishya

  1. Banana
  2. Roasted nuts