The journey of #BlogchatterA2Z has come to nearly an end and I am feeling so excited that we had reached so far..today as “V”, I am sharing again a healthy recipe that has lots of nutrients, and healthy ingredients that will keep you active and energetic whole day.
The name of recipe is “Veg Dalia or savory broken wheat porridge”.
Broken wheat or bugler wheat is one of the most commonly used healthy ingredient in Indian household. It has been eaten in various forms like savory or sweet porridge. It is also considered as a great option for breastfeeding moms. It is high in fiber and protein and easy in digestion as well.
Health benefits of broken wheat
Broken wheat (cracked wheat) offers so many amazing benefits for our health such as great for weight loss, improve immunity and good option for diabetic people.
In this post, I am sharing my favorite “Veg Dalia” recipe, hoping you liked it
Savory broken wheat porridge (Veg Dalia)
So, let’s get start with the recipe.
- Broken wheat or Dalia 2 cup
- Finely chopped vegetables of your choice (cauliflower, potato, green peas, tomato etc.) 2 cup
- Ghee or oil 1-2 teaspoon
- Curry leaves 3-4
- Green chilies 3-4
- Onion (optional)
- Cumin seed, mustard seed 1 teaspoon (for tempering)
- Hing ½ teaspoon
- Dry spices (red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder) as per your taste
- Salt as per your taste
- Water as needed
- First start with preparation, Wash and cut vegetables properly and keep them aside.
- Now, take the broken wheat or Dalia in a pan and roast this on medium flame for 15-20 minutes or until a nice aroma comes after roasting. You can do this step-in advance too. After proper roasting, store the roasted Dalia in an air tight container. And use when needed. This step, reduces total cooking time. And you can prepare the whole dish in 10 minutes during busy days.
- Take out the Dalia in another vessel and keep this aside.
- Now, turn on the gas and heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker.
- After heating, add curry leaves and hing or asaphoetida. Then, add cumin seed and mustard seed for tempering.
- Add green chilies and saute this for few minutes.
- At the stage if you want, you can add finely chopped onion. (personally, I do not like onion taste in Dalia, so I usually avoid it)
- Now, add finely chopped vegetables and mixed this properly.
- Then, add all dry spices (red chili powder, turmeric powder, and coriander powder)
- Add salt too, and saute this for few minutes.
- Now, add water, and you can add adjust quantity of water as per your preference. (add more water for liquid consistency and less water for dry consistency)
- Close the lid and take 2-3 whistle of pressure cooker (cook on medium flame)
- Turn off the gas and allow to get it cool down.
- Your delicious veg Dalia is ready to eat.
- Garnish it with green coriander leaves or grated coconut.
- Serve hot with green salad or simple curd.
Broken wheat sweet porridge (Sweet Dalia)
As I had mentioned before, you can make sweet broken wheat porridge too, as an excellent alternative. Try roast the Dalia, like we did in the first recipe and add milk for cooking it properly. When, it gets cooked properly, add gaggery or sugar. You can add cardamom or other dry fruits too for making it rich and tasty. This recipe (without adding dry fruits) is also a great option for infants, pregnant and nursing women. It is easy to digest and full with nutrients.
So, try this both recipes and let me know, which one you like more?
This is all for now, hoping you had liked this recipe.
Stay tuned, for next post.
Will share another exciting and healthy recipe in the next post.
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