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Milagu aval
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Milagu Aval recipe

Pepper flavoured poha – Easy and quick breakfast recipes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: poha recipes, South Indian breakfast recipes
Servings: 2
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 1 cup thick poha
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Few curry leaves
  • Few cashew nuts
  • Salt as needed
  • ½ tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp water


  • In a wide bowl add the poha. Wash it twice and drain the water.
  • Keep it aside for 5 mins
  • In a mixie jar add the pepper, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  • Pulse it into a coarse powder.
  • In a pan add oil and add the mustard seeds.
  • Once it splutters add the cashew nuts.
  • Once it turns golden brown color, add the coarsely pulsed pepper cumin mixture.
  • Saute this for a minute.
  • Now add the washed poha to this.
  • Add salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Sprinkle 2 tbsp of water and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Drizzle 1 tsp of ghee.
  • Mix well.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Milagu aval is ready.
  • Serve this hot.



1. You can add peanuts instead of cashew nuts.
2. You can use red aval also for making this recipe.
3. Always use thick variety of poha for making Milagu aval.
4. Adding ghee towards the end gives a nice flavour the milagu aval, so don’t miss this step