Aval or Beaten Rice or Flattened Rice is a low cost wholesome food with good nutritional value
Aval or Beaten Rice or Flattened Rice
Flattened rice (also called beaten rice) is a dehusked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes.They are most famously known as “Pohe” in malwa region, also they are considered to be originated in the malwa region itself. These flakes of rice swell when added to liquid, whether hot or cold, as they absorb water, milk or any other liquids. The thicknesses of these flakes vary between almost translucently thin to nearly four times thicker than a normal rice grain (wikipedia)
It can be taken in different forms – raw, fried, with curd or milk and therefore has mass appeal. Its preparations can be made at a short notice and hence it is also a convenient food item. Beaten rice is made from paddy and is popular in all parts of India. People of all age groups from all sections like it and thus it is a mass consumption item. It is used in households, restaurants, roadside dhabas and other eateries, hostels and so on. Beaten rice can be produced anywhere in the North- East region of the country.
Aval or Beaten Rice or Flattened Rice health benefits
Aval a complete meal – Milk or mixed vegetables can be added to beaten rice make it rich in vitamins ,proteins,minerals and fibre. It is also tasty and healthy packed lunch for all people like toddlers and office goers etc.., Select flattened rice made from brown rice for an extra health boost.
Flattened rice helps anemia – Eating aval regularly can prevent anemia
Children as well as pregnant and lactating women can benefit greatly by consuming
Carbohydrates are the major source of energy in a bowl of beaten rice or aval. This makes it a perfect breakfast option. It can be eaten for snack too in the place of unhealthy options such as chips and biscuits.
- Aval is a great meal option for diabetes
- Beaten rice is light and easy to digest.
- It is a good source of instant energy as it is rice based.
- Rice which is used for poha manufacture also provides the vitamin B1 and hence aids in stabilizing blood sugar.