Usually my mom makes aval upma for breakfast when she is ran out of idly and dosa batter but I totally forgot that dish after I move to U.S.Here most of the days our breakfast would be either cereal, bread or oatmeal.But when my parents were here we had the South Indian breakfast such as idly and dosa as they are comfortable with that.
One day when we ran out the batter mom immediately made the aval upma in 10 minutes and it tasted out of the world.She made the aval upma like regular upma but I wanted to try it in a different way with black pepper as we make the milagu sevai with rice noodle and one of my friend also suggested to make it this way.I made milagu/pepper aval for the first time and it came out delicious and tastes excellent along with the sip of hot tea,now to the recipe......
|Thick poha/aval/rice flakes||11/2cups|
|Urad dhal/uluttham paruppu||1tsp|
|Channa dhal/kadala parppu||1tsp|
|Curry leaves(chopped)||2 sprigs|
|Dried Red chilly||1no.|
Grind to a coarse powder
Wash and soak the aval/rice flakes in enough water for 5 minutes and grind the cumin seeds and black pepper to a fine powder.After 5 minutes of soaking squeeze the excess water from the aval and keep it aside.
Start by heating the pan with oil splutter the mustard seeds,add urad dhal,channa dhal,green chilly,red chilly and curry leaves one by one.If you are using cashews add it and toss.At this stage add the coarsely ground cumin and pepper powder to it and mix it well.Now add the soaked aval and salt,mix it well.
- Do not soak the aval not more than 5 minutes and use thick variety,the thin variety will become mushy.
- Instead of cashews,peanuts can be used.