May 24, 2011

Dalia/ Broken Wheat Upma

Dalia is the Indian name for cracked/broken whole wheat. This dish is nutritious and super healthy for any meal: breakfast, lunch or dinner. This is a tasty and healthy recipe using dalia or broken wheat. It is also a good source of the daily requirement of fiber and manganese in your food.
     Upma is a common breakfast item in India. Upma has its origin in South India. It is very nourishing and simple to prepare dish, which can be eaten at any time of the day for snacking. The broken wheat upma or dalia is a delectable upma recipe with broken wheat( dalia) mixed with vegetables.

Ingredients :

Small Grain Dalia/broken wheat : 1 cup
Vegetables (carrot, potato, green beans, capsicum) : 1 cup
Raw peanuts : 1/3 cup
Onion(small) : 1(sliced)
Ginger : 1" piece, finely chopped
Green Chilli : 1 or 2, finely chopped
Tomato : 1, medium (chopped)
Turmeric Powder : 1 tsp.
Red chilli powder : 1 tsp.
Sugar : 1/2 tsp.
Salt to taste
Oil : 2 tblsp.
Fresh Coriander leaves for garnishing

For seasoning

Dry red chilli : 1
Fresh Curry leaves : a handful
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp.
Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tsp.

Method :

Wash and soak the dalia in ¾ cup water for half an hour. Cook in hot water for 2-3 minutes. Wait until all water absorbed, keep aside.
Chopped all the vegetable in small pieces.
Heat oil in a pan, fry raw peanuts until dark brown in medium flame. Keep aside. In the same oil, fry chopped vegetable (except capsicum) until half cooked. Keep them aside.
In the same kadai, if needed add some oil, add all seasoning ingredients, when seeds splutter then add chopped onion, saute until they chang colour. Add chopped capsicum, fry for 5 mins
Now add chopped ginger, green chilli, stir for a minute, then add chopped tomato, saute for tomato gets soft, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, sugar, salt, fried vegetable, peanuts and dalia. Mix everything well in medium flame.
When it is mixed well then remove from heat.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

I have taken this recipe from Indrani's "Recipe Junction". Original recipe is here

Sending this to Priya's "Bookmarked Recipes" Event

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