Milagu Aval Recipe | Pepper Poha

milagu aval recipe

Aval / Flattened Rice is a dehusked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes. They are easily digestible. Milagu aval recipe / pepper poha recipe is one of our favourite breakfast dish and I often make this for busy weekday breakfast. This milagu aval recipe is very easy which you can prepare in 10 mins with minimum ingredients and it tasted almost like ven pongal and very flavourful because of addition of pepper and cumin powder. You can also make this pepper poha for kids for after school snack as it is very nutritious and healthy. Try this no onion no garlic upma and enjoy it with a cup of coffee. Let us learn how to make milagu aval recipe.

Ingredients for milagu aval recipe

  • 1.5 Cup of Aval / Poha / Rice Flakes
  • 1/2 Tsp of Grated Ginger
  • 3/4 Tsp of Black Pepper Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp of Cumin Powder
  • Salt to taste

To Temper

  • 1.5 Tsp of Oil
  • 1 Tsp of Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Tsp of Urad Dal
  • 1 Tsp of Chana Dal
  • Pinch of Hing
  • 1 Sprig of Curry Leaves
  • Roasted Peanuts and Cashew Nuts as Needed

Method to make milaku aval recipe


  • Soak the aval in water for 2 mins. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, hing and curry leaves, after it splutters, add ginger, peanuts and cashew nuts, fry for a min. In a medium low flame, add aval (poha), fry for a min, add pepper powder, cumin powder and salt, fry this for a 1-2 mins and turn off the flame.


  • You can make it more spicy by adding red chilies and green chilies.
  • Use thick poha instead of thin poha.
  • Skip the nuts, if you don’t want.
  • You can also use red rice flakes in place of white rice flakes.
pepper poha

Tags : aval, avalrecipe, milaguaval, milagu aval recipe, poha recipe, pepper poha, how to make milagu aval, easy breakfast Indian, Indian breakfast aval, flattened rice flavored with pepper

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18 comments to this article

  1. Poornima Porchelvan

    on November 21, 2013 at 5:13 am - Reply

    Looks very yummy. This recipe new to me and love the adding of pepper.

  2. Sapana Behl

    on November 21, 2013 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Pepper poha looks inviting ! Lovely clicks Gayatri …..

  3. Chitra Ganapathy

    on November 21, 2013 at 6:35 am - Reply

    I have never tried this way, My hubby may love this. will try sometime

  4. Rafeeda AR

    on November 21, 2013 at 6:44 am - Reply

    this is really interesting… i’ve always had poha only as sweet…

  5. Sona S

    on November 21, 2013 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Interesting recipe and looks delicious and healthy.

  6. Priya Anandakumar

    on November 21, 2013 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Very interesting Gayathri, I got to try this, looks delicious…

  7. Reni

    on November 21, 2013 at 11:41 am - Reply

    very interesting and new recipe ..looks Delicious !

  8. Gajus kitchen

    on November 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    milagu aval looks too good and tempting with the cashew

  9. Sathya Priya

    on November 21, 2013 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Very inviting poha dish.Def taste good with a cup of tea.

  10. Anupa Joseph (Palaharam)

    on November 21, 2013 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    Interesting breakfast idea…This is new to me… never had poha with pepper in it…

  11. Shobana Vijay

    on November 21, 2013 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Yes Gayathri…I don’t have anything to say as all of them told what I was about to say.If u pass me the bowl I will sit and quietly finish it off

  12. Navaneetham Krishnan

    on November 21, 2013 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Its a wonderful and creative idea of using poha. Never tasted neither have tried before. Lovely flavors in the dish.

  13. Meena Kumar

    on November 22, 2013 at 1:52 am - Reply

    Aval upma is one of my favorite evening snack or for breakfast.

  14. Kaveri Venkatesh

    on November 22, 2013 at 7:45 am - Reply

    That’s an interesting variation…never tried this way…looks yummy

  15. Nilu A

    on November 22, 2013 at 10:08 am - Reply

    I have never heard of this before.. Looks soo yummy and interesting.. Thanks for sharing Gayathri :-)

  16. Hema

    on November 22, 2013 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Looks very yummy, love the flavor..

  17. Eliza Lincy

    on November 22, 2013 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    simple and tasty recipe. with lovely pictures.

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