Dalia or Daliya is a healthy indian porridge made with broken wheat or cracked wheat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 2 to 3
- 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.