May 2, 2012

Vegetable Dalia

This is a very healthy and nutritious recipe for the breakfast or for lunch. Broken wheat or Dalia has high ratio of calcium, vitamins, iron and other essential nutrients which are critical to the growth and health of the body. Broken wheat is a great source of daily fiber. It becomes even healthier, when we add all the vegetables we have. It makes it more flavorful and yummy.


Broken wheat ( Dalia) - 1 cup
Carrots - 1, thin slice
French beans - 4-5, finely chopped
Onion - 1, big, chopped
Tomato - 1, chopped
Ginger Paste - 1/2 tsp
Green chilli - 2,sliced
a sprig of curry leaves
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp.
Sambar powder(optional) - 1 tsp
salt to taste
Chopped fresh coriander leaves for garnishing


Soak broken wheat in water for half an hour and drain the excess water.

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and crackle cumin seeds.

Add sliced green chillies and curry leaves and fry for few seconds.

Add chopped onion and fry until it is translucent. Add all the vegetables (carrots and beans) and chopped tomato, ginger paste and saute for a minute.

Add dalia and 3 cups of water and let it come to a boil and add salt to t

Place the lid of the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 2-3

Open the pressure cooker lid after the pressure drops down,stir in
sambar powder, pepper powder and chopped coriander and cook for 2-3

Vegetable Dalia is ready to serve hot with Papad and Spicy Mango Pickel.

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