vegetable dalia recipe, veg dalia khichdi recipe, indian porridge recipe
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4.78 from 9 votes


Dalia or Daliya is a healthy indian porridge made with broken wheat or cracked wheat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: breakfasts, main course
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 2 to 3
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 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


  • 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.