Milagu Aval/Rice Flakes Flavored with Black pepper - Easy breakfast recipe

This month is the silver jubilee edition of Blogging marathon...yes its 25th edition and I am so happy to participate in it.Since the time I started blogging I participate in BM with few months break due to my lil one's arrival.For this edition I chose breakfast on the run theme and today's recipe is an easy and simple to make dish with rice flakes,flattened rice/aval.
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 flakes11/2cups
Mustard seeds/kadugu1/4tsp
Urad dhal/uluttham paruppu 1tsp
Channa dhal/kadala parppu 1tsp
Green Chilly(chopped)2nos.
Coriander leaves(chopped)2tbs
Curry leaves(chopped)2 sprigs
Dried Red chilly1no.
Saltto taste
Oilas needed

Grind to a coarse powder
Black pepper/milagu11/4tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1tsp


                   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.
Sprinkle 2tbs of water.Cook it covered with a lid in a medium flame for 5 minutes.Finally add the coriander leaves and mix it well.
Serve it hot.
  • 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.

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Simple and healthy breakfast on the go

never made rice flakes before but this looks so appetizing

addition of pepper is new to me..should check it out next time.

Wow ! That's new dish to me.. Thanks..

good one...will try this sometime

I prepare poha in several ways but this pepper-cumin addition is very new to me. Will give it a try next time.

This is a very flavorful dish and new to me.Must try this sometime..

I have always had it in the yellow form. Must try this version too. Sounds really flavorful.

healthy and simple breakfast..

Nice variation to the regular aval...lovely presentation

Love to have a bowl of this healthy and quick breakfast.

Interesting & healthy..never tasted this version..looks inviting!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

delicious and super healthy!!! thanks for sharing!!
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Love the texture nalini, and the pictures are so pretty..

Beautiful pictures, Nalini. The tea cup looks so cute!

Delicious breakfast.. The addition of pepper makes it more interesting

Adition of pepper is new to me wonderful breakfastlooks yummm

Definitely a new way to make poha. Love the combo of flavors. Will try this next time I make poha.

Thanks to share this black pepper powder is a very good product.

Thanks for sharing this informative information about black pepper powder with us. It's very helpful. Keep it up!

Thanks for sharing this informative information about organic black pepper with us. It's very helpful. Keep it up!

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