Breakfast, Poha

Milagu Aval Upma | Pepper flavoured Poha | GF and Vegan

Milagu Aval | Black Pepper Poha

One of the challenges faced by the bloggers today is a problem of plenty. Too many foodies, too many eat out / dine in options, too many cuisines to cook / eat and too many critics (at home too!). What if we take up the challenge one notch higher and need to cook dishes with just ONE SPICE ?

We have Poha (flattened rice) atleast once a week for breakfast with the following on a rotation.

and this was a great addition to that list.

Sunday mornings and growling tummies couldn’t get a better deal. So,get some poha and make this no onion, no garlic Black pepper poha ASAP This recipe was adapted from my blogger friend, Suma whose cooking style and recipes are very close to my heart and I have tried many dishes from her blog, and loved ALL of them 🙂

Milagu Aval or black Pepper flavoured Poha is a delicious satvik, Gluten Free and Vegan breakfast or snack made in less than 10 mins. Does not contain onion garlic too.Pin

FAQs to make the best Milagu Aval:

  1. Use thick variety poha for this dish
  2. Do not soak the poha in water. Run it in a colander under running water. Drain, cover and keep till used.
  3. For enhanced taste, add a tsp of ghee while sauteeing the crushed black pepper. skip ghee if vegan.
  4. One may use broken red chillies and peanuts also to enhance the taste
  5. use Freshly crushed black pepper (not pepper powder) for the best taste

Let’s get to today’s recipe now – Milagu Aval – GF and Vegan Dish (Pepper Poha)

Prep time – 5 mins, Cook time – 10 mins, Serves – 2

What you need:

  • 1 cup Thick variety flattened rice (Poha / Aval)
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Black pepper (crushed coarsely)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin (Jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp Split black gram (Urad dal)
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Cashewnuts (halved)
  • 2 tsp Fresh Grated coconut – 2 tsp

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Milagu Aval or black Pepper flavoured Poha is a delicious satvik, Gluten Free and Vegan breakfast or snack made in less than 10 mins. Does not contain onion garlic too.Pin

How to:

  • Wash the poha under running water for 30-45 seconds. Drain in a colander and cover and keep.
  • In a pan, add oil, splutter cumin, Urad dal, curry leaves & cashew nuts (till the nuts turns golden brown). Add the crushed pepper salt and mix well.
  • Now add the drained poha and mix well. Adjust salt and spices and finish with coconut.
  • Serve hot.

Milagu Aval | Pepper flavoured Poha

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword Flattened Rice, Gluten Free, No Onion No garlic, Poha, RIce Flakes, Satvik, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Kalyani

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Kadai

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Flattened Rice Poha / Aval – Thick variety
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Whole Black Pepper crushed coarsely
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds Jeera
  • 1/2 tsp split black gram Urad dal
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Cashewnuts halved
  • 2 tsp Grated coconut

Instructions

  • Wash the poha under running water for 30-45 seconds. Drain in a colander and cover and keep.
  • In a pan, add oil, splutter cumin, Urad dal, curry leaves & cashew nuts (till the nuts turns golden brown). Add the crushed pepper salt and mix well.
  • Now add the drained poha and mix well. Adjust salt and spices and finish with coconut.
  • Serve hot.

Notes

Use thick variety poha for this dish
Do not soak the poha in water. Run it in a colander under running water. Drain, cover and keep till used.
For enhanced taste, add a tsp of ghee while sauteeing the crushed black pepper. skip ghee if vegan.
One may use broken red chillies and peanuts also to enhance the taste
use Freshly crushed black pepper (not pepper powder) for the best taste

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7 Comments

  1. Priya Iyer

    My mom makes this often, in a slightly different way. Your version looks so good and very delicious!

  2. Suma Gandlur

    That is one delicious and quick breakfast. Thanks for the mention and your generosity. :))

  3. Poonam Bachhav

    This is a new dish to me but sounds healthy and delicious ! Thanks for the share. I would love to give it a try

  4. Sujata Roy

    A healthy, delicious and quick breakfast. Loved the use of coconut in poha. Superb share.

  5. So easy and simple to make and rich in flavours from pepper and coconut.. will surely like to try poha this way.

  6. Mayuri Patel

    Such a lovely breakfast option Kalyani and easy to make. Sometimes having fewer spices makes the dish tasty. I'd love to try this recipe someday.

  7. preethi'scuisine

    Wonderful quick recipe loaded with pepper.healthy and yum breakfast idea. Fantastic share.

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