Malabar Special Aval Milk | Kerala special Atukula Banana Shake

This unique summer cooler is made by adding mashed ripe banana, milk and sugar to roasted Chudwa (Aval/Pressed Rice), and served in a tall glass garnished with groundnuts and cashews. This is a perfect drink to have during hot summer months!!

This is a very tasty drink with sweet and cold milk with mashed bananas and nicely soaked Chudwa. The crunch of cashews and groundnuts adds to the pleasure! One glass of this Aval drink is very filling.

Banana Milk Shake is quite a familiar preparation. But this Aval Banana Milk Shake has a unique Kerala twist to it. This simple drink is trending well in the Malabar region of Kerala. It is like a customised drink prepared for you on order immediately.

The Aval Milk is made in two ways. If the Aval Milk is garnished with cashew and Horlicks [powder it may cost about 25 Rupees. It may be topped with Vanilla Ice cream; and then it may cost Rs. 45.

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Aval (Chudwa/ Pressed Rice):

• In Kerala generally red Aval or Red Pressed Rice is used. I could not procure those, and so I have used the thick white Chudwa.

• Remember to roast the Chudwa on a small flame slowly to prevent getting the stuff burnt.


• You may use any variety of Banana. The desi variety, or the vangadam variety or any other will be suitable for this drink. Any sweet ripe Banana will taste quite well.

• Mash the Banana with a Potato or Dal masher so that half may get pulpy and half is in small pieces. That will be ideal for the Aval Milkshake.


• Boiled and refrigerated cold milk only should be used for the Aval Milk. In Kerala they like to use even Curdled Milk.


• Roast groundnuts on a small flame so that they get roasted evenly without getting black burnt spots.

Method of Serving:

• Serve the Aval Milk as soon as the Chudwa has been added. The ideal thing is to have some of Aval still crisp in the milk. If you let the Chudwa be soaked in the milk too long, it will be soggy and does not taste good.

Malabar Special Aval Milk | Kerala special Atukula Banana Shake - Recipe Video

Malabar Special Aval Milk | Kerala special Atukula Banana Shake

Street Food | vegetarian
  • Prep Time 1 min
  • Cook Time 15 mins
  • Total Time 16 mins
  • Serves 3


  • 1/2 Cup Thick Chudwa
  • 1/2 litre Refrigerated Milk
  • 4 Ripe Bananas
  • 4 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Groundnuts
  • 1 tbsp Cashew
  • 1 tbsp Horlicks/ Boost/ Bournvita
  • 1/2 tbsp Tutti Fruiti


  1. Roast the Chudwa on a small flame till the chudwa is crunchy and crispy. Keep aside.
  2. Add sugar to the banana and mash coarsely. Mix Milk into the mashed bananas.
  3. Mix in the Chudwa to the Banana milk mixture.
  4. Immediately pour the mixture into glasses up to half full. Sprinkle some groundnuts and cashew nuts. Then fill the glass up with more Milk-Banana mixture.
  5. Garnish with a few more nuts. Sprinkle Tutti Fruiti, and a teaspoonful of Horlicks powder. Serve immediately.

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