Dalia, broken wheat porridge is a wholesome, nutritious and healthy recipe. If you are looking for vegan and rich in fibre breakfast or light meal recipe, then this dalia recipe is for you. The recipe of dalia, which I am sharing with you today is simple, easy and without any vegetables. This recipe was my saviour during lockdown period.
About This Recipe
Wholesome and nutritious dalia (daliya) recipe is simple and easy to make. Dalia is a Hindi word for broken or cracked wheat. Uses of dalia are plenty in Indian cuisine. Few of the easy recipes to make with dalia are upma, khichdi, thulli, salad, adai, etc.
In India, dalia is a traditional baby weaning food. When the babies start on solids, dalia is one of the good and nutritious choice to consider.
The recipe of dalia, which I am sharing with you today is very simple. Normally I add carrots, beans and peas while making dalia. But as I mentioned in the post above, this is my lockdown recipe. As there was shortage of vegetables at my place, I started making this simple no vegetables dalia recipe. This broken wheat savoury porridge recipe is diabetic friendly and a perfect recipe for diet watchers. This savory wheat porridge is called as Namkeen Dalia.
What Is Dalia?
Dalia is a cereal food. This is from hulled or crushed wholegrain of various different wheat varieties. The most commonly used variety to make dalia is durum wheat.
Which Size Broken Wheat Is Used In Making Dalia?
- I prefer using medium size variety of broken wheat.
- If you are using big grain one, do not forget to soak it long or cook for 2-3 extra whistles.
- If using fine-sized broken wheat, then do not pressure cook it. Cook on stove top.
Nutrition and Facts of Broken Wheat
- High in fibre
- Low glycemic index
- Good source of calcium, magnesium and phosphorous
- Easy to digest
If you have got sweet tooth, then you must check out my Thulli (Sweet Dalia). Happy Cooking!
- ½ cup Dalia | Broken (Cracked) Wheat
- 1 Onion, finely sliced
- 1 Tomato, finely chopped
- 2 Green chilies, chopped
- ½ tbsp. Ginger-Garlic paste
- ¼ tbsp. Garam Masala
- Salt, as per taste
- ½ tbsp. Red chili powder, optional
- ¼ tbsp. Turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp. Oil
- 1 tbsp. minced Coriander leaves
- 2 cups Water
How To Make Dalia Recipes Wheat Porridge
- Thoroughly wash and soak dalia in enough water for 15-20 minutes.
- In a pressure cooker, add oil and fry sliced onions until they turn translucent.
- Now to this add chopped tomatoes and green chili. Fry till tomato pieces turn soft.
- Add ginger-garlic paste and fry till raw smell wafts. To this add water, red chili powder, turmeric powder and garam masala.
- Bring this to boil and add dalia (drain the water from dalia and add it). Pressure cook for two whistles and turn off the flame.
- When the pressure settles, open the lid and gently stir the porridge. Sprinkle minced coriander leaves.
- Serve warm with chutney. I served this porridge with Peanut Chutney and Vada.
- Add love to make this dalia taste ‘Yummy’.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.