Dalia

dalia recipe with step by step photos – here is a healthy and delicious one-pot meal of dalia khichdi. basically dalia is the hindi term for broken cereals. however, broken wheat is generally called as dalia in the north. broken wheat is used in india for making many sweet as well as savory dishes. i have also shared the recipe of sweet dalia.

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dalia is considered to be one of the simplest and healthy food, low in fat & cholesterol, high in iron & fibre, good in carbs. often recommended to growing up kids or people recovering from illness.

dalia or broken wheat for dalia recipe

dalia is very easy to digest. in case your stomach is upset then dalia and moong dal khichdi are two recipes that are often recommended. many of us must have memories of having dalia and khichdi when recovering from illness.

this dish has a porridge-like consistency. but some people make it slightly thick too. at home, we generally have dalia accompanied with yogurt but it can be had plain too. you can have this dish as a breakfast too.

the vegetables i usually add in dalia khichdi are carrots, peas, potatoes, onions, cauliflowers, french beans and tomatoes. for a punch, you can also little capsicum also. peas and potatoes are often used in most vegetable dalia recipes. you can also add some moong dal in this dalia khichdi recipe. add the moong dal when you add the dalia. i make one pot meals like dalia, khichdi, veg pulao when i have less time to cook.

some folks don’t like the bland taste of dalia as this is usually prepared for people recovering from sickness. otherwise, if you plan to serve dalia to a healthy person then you can make the daliya recipe little spicy as well as flavorful.

how to make dalia

1. chop all the veggies. measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making daliya.

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2. in a 3-litre pressure cooker, heat 1 tablespoon oil or ghee. keep flame to medium-low and add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds in the hot oil and let them crackle.

vegetable dalia recipe

3. then add 1 medium-sized onion which has been chopped finely.

vegetable dalia recipe

4. saute till the onions become translucent.

vegetable dalia recipe

5. then add 1 inch finely chopped ginger and 1 to 2 finely chopped green chilies.

vegetable dalia recipe

6. saute for some seconds or till the raw aroma of ginger goes away on a low flame.

vegetable dalia recipe

7. add 1 medium-sized finely chopped tomato.

vegetable dalia recipe

8. saute for 1 minute.

vegetable dalia recipe

9. now add ½ cup of chopped potatoes, ½ cup of chopped carrots and ½ cup of green peas (fresh or frozen).

vegetable dalia recipe

10. saute for 2 minutes on low to medium-low flame. keep stirring at intervals.

vegetable dalia recipe

11. meanwhile rinse 1 cup dalia in water using a fine strainer.

vegetable dalia recipe

12. drain the water and keep the dalia aside. you can rinse the dalia before preparing but it hardly takes time to rinse and strain the water.

vegetable dalia recipe

13. add the rinsed dalia to the veggies. saute for 3 to 4 minutes on a low flame.

vegetable dalia recipe

14. add 4 cups of water and salt as required.

vegetable dalia recipe

15. stir well.

vegetable dalia recipe

cooking dalia

16. on medium flame, pressure cook for 10 to 12 whistles or till the dalia is cooked well. timing depends upon the quality of the dalia. so it will vary.

vegetable dalia recipe

17. if the dalia has not cooked completely, then add some more water and pressure cook for a few whistles more or cook without the lid till they are softened and you get a porridge-like consistency.

vegetable dalia recipe

18. once done, garnish vegetable dalia with coriander leaves and serve dalia hot or warm.

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Dalia

4.78 from 9 votes
Dalia or Daliya is a healthy indian porridge made with broken wheat or cracked wheat.
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Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins
Course:breakfasts,main course
Cuisine:indian
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup dalia (broken wheat or cracked wheat)
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 or 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized tomato, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • ½ cup chopped potatoes
  • ½ cup green peas, fresh or frozen
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon oil or ghee (clarified butter)
  • salt as required

INSTRUCTIONS

  • heat oil or ghee in a 3-litre pressure cooker.
  • keep the flame to medium-low. splutter 1 teaspoon cumin first in the hot oil.
  • add 1 chopped onion and saute till they become translucent on medium-low to medium flame. 
  • now add 1 inch finely chopped ginger and 1 to 2 finely chopped green chillies. on a low flame saute for some seconds or till the aroma of ginger goes away.
  • add 1 finely chopped tomato and saute for 1 minute.
  • now add ½ cup chopped potatoes, ½ cup chopped carrots and ½ cup of green peas (fresh or frozen). saute for 2 minutes on low to medium-low flame. keep stirring at intervals.
  • rinse the dalia and add to the veggies. stir for 3 to 4 minutes on a low flame.
  • add 4 cups water and salt as required. stir and pressure cook on medium flame for 10-12 whistles or till the dalia is cooked well. timing will vary depending upon quality of dalia.
  • if the daliya has not cooked completely, then add some more water and pressure cook for a few whistles more or cook without the lid till they are softened and you get a porridge like consistency.
  • garnish vegetable dalia with coriander leaves and serve hot or warm.
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6 comments/reviews

  1. Can we swipe peas and carrot with other veggies (if yes then which one) bcoz they are not available whole year …. thanks for sharing this awesome recipe4 stars

  2. Hii Dassanaji
    Just a small doubt.
    10-12 whistles on what intensity of flame? High/Low/Med
    Thank you
    Your website has helped me learn cooking. Thank you for it!😊

    • suruchi, 10 to 12 whistles on medium flame. i will update in the post too.
      thanks for the feedback on the website and i am glad to read it. most welcome and happy cooking.

  3. Loved the recipe. This was my first attempt at eating or cooking daliya and thanks to you.. it was very positive. Thanks for the recipe!5 stars