Dalia is a nutritious and healthy recipe made with broken (cracked) wheat. This vegan and plant based recipe can be served in breakfast or as a light meal in lunch or dinner. The recipe of dalia, which I am sharing with you today is a perfect lockdown recipe.
Normally I add carrots, beans and peas in making recipe. But as the shortage of vegetables continue in my place, I made this simple no vegetables. This broken wheat savoury porridge recipe is diabetic friendly and a perfect recipe for the people on diet.
Which size broken wheat is used in making Dalia?
- I used medium sized variety of broken wheat, which is also preferable in making this recipe.
- If you are using big sized 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) Recipe. Happy Cooking!
Dalia | Broken Wheat Savoury Porridge
- 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 Easy Dalia Recipe
- 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’.