Daliya Recipe | Vegetable Dalia Khichdi | Cracked Wheat Recipe | Weight Loss Recipe
If you are looking for some healthy breakfast food then you must try this dalia khichdi. This khichdi is rich in protein, fiber and lot more vital nutrients from dalia (daliya) or cracked wheat and other added vegetables.
I have added green peas, carrots, green beans, cauliflower, potatoes in this khichdi. The main ingredient is dalia or bulgur cracked wheat or broken wheat in this recipe.
Normally I don’t add any lentil or dal to this khichdi. But you can add dal if you want it little thicker and nutritious. But let me tell you without adding dal also this tastes equally delicious.
Before moving ahead with recipe of this delicious and healthy breakfast food, I would love to share few health benefits of daliya here.
What is dalia/ daliya?
Dalia is basically wheat grains that are cracked or broken into small. Raw wheat grains are crushed and broken into small pieces. This process involves minimal processing that helps to keep the husk and germs of wheat kernel intact.
Those broken grains are called as dalia in India. This is also known as bulgur or cracked wheat or broken wheat.
Though in many parts dalia is considered same as bulger it’s slightly different. Bulgur is parboiled and then broken where as dalia is completely unprocessed. When cooked dalia is softer one but bulgur comes with little bite to the grain
Is dalia good for diabetic patients?
Dalia or broken wheat is an excellent food for diabetic patients. This has low glycemic index and complex carbohydrates. So it keeps blood sugar level under control by slow and steady release of glucose. Hence this can be used as a substitute to white rice. In that case you can make plain dalia also in your main course and replace rice.
Is dalia good for kids and toddlers as a baby food?
Dalia is indeed a super food for kids and toddlers (baby food). This is rich in protein, fiber and other micronutrients. It’s easily digestible and helps in proper bowel movement. It provides instant energy. If you are preparing for kids and toddlers then reduce the chillies and chilli powder. You can also puree the prepared khichdi if your baby is less than one year. You can also make sweet dalia porridge for babies and toddlers.
How does dalia help in weight-loss?
Dalia or daliya is basically prepared from whole wheat. This is a whole grain and it’s rich in protein and fiber that comes from bran or husk of the wheat grains. The whopping amount of fiber helps in maintaining healthy digestive system. It keeps you full for longer. High protein increases level of satiety thus reducing appetite.
So include this super food in your daily diet or atleast once or twice weekly.
How to make vegetable dalia khichdi?
Heat oil in a cooker. Add cumin seeds, ginger garlic crushed, green chiles and saute for a minute.
Add chopped onions and saute till translucent.
Then add chopped vegetables and mix well. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes.
Then add all spices and stir well.
Now add washed dalia and saute for another 2 minutes.
Add water and close lid of pressure cooker.
Cook for 3 – 4 whistles. Wait till pressure release and then open lid.
Add 1 tbsp lemon juice.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.
Recipe Card for Daliya Khichdi
Daliya Recipe | Vegetable Dalia Khichdi | Cracked Wheat Khichdi
- 1 cup dalia
- 3 cups water
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 3 tbsp refined oil
- 1 tsp crushed ginger
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- 2 green chillies finely chopped
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 medium potatoes diced
- 1/2 cup green peas
- 1/4 cup green beans
- 6 cauliflower florets diced
- 1/4 cup carrots diced small
- 2 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
- Heat oil in a cooker. Add cumin seeds and let it crackle.
- Add freshly crushed ginger and garlic or paste.
- Saute till it leaves raw pungent smell.
- Add green chillies and finely chopped onions.
- Saute till translucent.
- Now add chopped vegetables and saute on high flame for 3 – 4 minutes.
- Then add all spices and mix well.
- Saute for another 2 minutes. Keep stirring.
- Add dalia and mix well. Saute for a minute or two.
- Now add salt and water and close lid of cooker.
- Pressure cook on medium heat for 4 – 5 whistles.
- Open lid after pressure is released.
- Add lemon juice and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
- Vegetable dalia is ready. Serve hot.
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