I love to have a warm breakfast. Yet the morning hours of getting the kids ready, lunchboxes and other gazillion jobs to get on with- the breakfast often gets a lukewarm treatment . in such cases we resort to a cornflakes breakfast. It sounds lucrative.. ” had breakfast” . Honestly, the bowl of cornflakes seldom holds me up until midday.. It leaves such an enormous craving for food. Overall the whole day I pretty much crave junk.. and eat more than I ever should.
With one such a day on the run, “today”, I decided to put an end to all the cold breakfast running late. There is nothing more easier than a good bowl of rice flakes .
The red rice flakes soaked in warm milk is what I have seen my mom have before the quick dash she does to catch her bus to her work place. When this image flashed in mind. I use to love it too.. With a generous sprinkle of Jaggery she used to serve this as a snack too . The aroma of the hand pounded fresh rice flakes is addictive.
Now, this is the same recipe which is Doodh pauva, is a Gujarati must have on the auspicious full moon day of Sharad Poornima. So my morning glory can be a perfect moonlight dessert to share. The recipe for the festive food doodh pauva however has the milk reducing to nearly half the quantity and sugar to load up. So I take the shortcut version to serve. When in a glorious mood I do the same with golden masala milk, making me feel all so special. It becomes my naivedyam, on festival days too.
Currently, I do not have the hand pound red poha /aval /avallaki/riceflakes. So, now a days am satisfied with the white flakes. When I do get a handful of the red flakes… I will upload a pic for you…till then enjoy this recipe version.
For the vegan version I simply replace the milk with almond milk…. love love the density of the almond milk or the creaminess of the cashew milk.