#BlogchatterA2Z- “V” Veg Dalia- A healthy single pot meal for busy weekdays.
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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I like making savory dahlia too.Its tasty and quick
Yes same here dr. amrita. thanks for your visit
This is our very common weekend meal as lunch gets little heavy. I also make Gud ka Dalia with dry count on top for breakfast sometime.
Yes alpana it is tasty and healthy. thanks for stopping by.
Veg Dalia – nutrition packed meal, It’s a hit in breakfast or even light dinners too. I love my porridge with loads of veggies in it, beans, peas, carrots, cauli flower, brocilli. Even the sweet version is a hit, Dalia indeed is superfood.
My family is a true dalia lovers in both way sweet and salty, even I grew up eating Dalia porridge in my breakfast during my school days, Thanks for sharing another super delicious and equally nutritious meal option.
Thanks Archana, I am glad you liked it.
I love veg dahlia. Healthy and quick to prepare. Great presentation Surbhi.
Thanks sonia, i m glad you liked it.
Yes Pragun, it is a great superfood. thanks a lot dear for your visit.
Veg dalia is my favorite and is in in fact on my menu for lunch tomorrow. Easy and healthy. Hope you had a great birthday. Happy birthday again.
Thanks a lot arushi for your lovely wishes. and thanks again for your visit.
Roasting dalia before using it is a handy tip. Thanks Surabhi for this insight.
Recently I came across a fact about Dalia. One of my sister in law who is on a diabetic diet, shared it with me. She uses dalia as a substitute for rice. For Mexican burrito bowl, instead of rice she used Dalia for the base. And if we go by her experience, it was tasty!
this is awsome suggestion anagha, I will try this for sure.
Dalia is super healthy and a nutrition pack. Thank you for sharing this recipe and the handy tips around it. Would love to try it.
Thanks jyithi, I m glad you liked it.
Hey Surbhi. I really like Dalia and trust me I have really been thinking of adding it to my diet as I wanted to eat something healthy and lite during the day time.
I also wanted to inform you that your main title on this post reads Daila and not Dalia. If that is an error you might want to correct it.
Thanks sundeep for making me aware about typo, now corrected it. thanks a lot for your visit.
Dalia both sweet an veg are very healthy. When my daughter was small we would make a lot of sweet dalia and then enact Goldilocks and the 3 bears!
I prefer the sweet version over the savory one. But I am going to try your recipe soon. Thanks for sharing.
yes madhu ji, sweet taste so good. thanks a lot for your visit.
Dalia is my favorite. We often make khichdi with dalia. And for me winter is the best season for Dalia khichdi bcz then we have a number of seasonal vegetables. Lovely recipe Dr. Surbhi.
Sweet Dalia is one of the staple breakfasts in our house. Have never tried the savory version. Will try it out for sure.
thanks simrit for stopping by. would love to know your experience when you tried it.
Super healthy and easy option once again Surbhi. I actually do make this meal for myself sometimes.
thanks noor for stopping by. yes this one is really simple and healthy option.
Very healthy and nutritious Surbhi..wonder why people go after oats when our very own daliya is so good.Sweet or savoury it is always preferred.
Yes I also think the same. thanks a lot harjeet for stopping by.
A one pot healthy meal, I quite enjoy Dalia in both the sweet and savoury way. I appreciate the way you have listed its benefits before rolling out the recipe. Enjoyed the post!
Thanks a lot dipali for your visit. I am glad your liked it.
I am glad you picked this one for your series dear. Dalia with curd is my comfort food whenever I am unwell and otherwise too. I have already started thinking about how wonderful an e-book these recipes will make
Wow roma ..you know last year you are the one you had inspired me to first for e book publication. this year, again you are the one who had said my dream come true statement. thanks a lot dear always being so supportive.
I love veg daliya khichdi and upma. My favourite dish during fasting time.
Yes mine too debi, thanks dear for stopping by.