Vegetable Dalia Upma/ Cracked Wheat Upma

An interesting breakfast recipe which came to us through word of mouth some years ago. Dalia in its healthy and tasty avatar. There could be many interesting variation/ flavoring to this one. But right now I share the basic recipe:

Serves: 5

Cooking Time: 30 Mins

Ingredients:

2 carrots, sliced
1/2 cup Beans, chopped
1 tbsp Ginger, finely chopped
1 tbsp Green chill, finely chopped
8-10 Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds (Sarson)
1-2 tbsp raw Peanuts
1 tbsp roasted Bengal gram
a pinch of Asafetida
1 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Coriander powder
Salt to taste
Juice of 1 lemon
1 and 1/2 cups of cracked wheat (Dalia)
3 and 3/4 cups of Water (2.5 times of cracked wheat)
2-3 tbsp cooking oil
2 tsp Clarified butter (ghee), optional
Coriander/cilantro leaves for garnishing

Method:

  • Heat a Pressure cooker (preferably a pan one or any other wide base cooker). Dry roast dalia for a few minutes till the color is changed. Transfer dalia to another plate/vessel.
  • Heat oil. Roast peanuts. Take them off and keep aside.
  • In the same oil add mustard seeds. When they splutter add asafetida. Add roasted chana dal and sauté till they turn pinkish. Add green chillies and ginger. Add curry leaves.
  • Add vegetables and coriander powder, red chill powder and salt as per vegetables. Close the lid and let the vegetables steam for 2-3 minutes. Switch off the flame. Let the steam cool down.
  • Open the cooker. Add dalia, salt as per dalia, garam masala and water. Don’t switch on the heat. Let the dalia soak in water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Now switch on the heat and pressure cook the dalia for 20 minutes on low heat. Do not increase the heat to medium or high to build pressure, else the dalia will tend to stick to the bottom. Let the pressure develop on low heat itself.
  • After 20 minutes turn off the heat and let the pressure cool down. Open the lid and drizzle some ghee if you prefer. Add lemon juice and mix. Garnish with coriander/cilantro. Serve hot with chutney/curd or as it.
Note: I do not used onions in my cooking most of the times. You can add it in this recipe.
Sending this to Lets Cook Series #7: Scrumptious Breakfast hosted at Tickling Palates.
Vegetable Dalia Upma/ Cracked Wheat Upma

Recipe Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Author: CinnamonNChillies
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 5
An interesting breakfast recipe which came to us through word of mouth some years ago. Dalia in its healthy and tasty avatar. There could be many interesting variation/ flavoring to this one.
Ingredients
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Beans, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Green chill, finely chopped
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds (Sarson)
  • 1-2 tbsp raw Peanuts
  • 1 tbsp roasted Bengal gram
  • a pinch of Asafetida
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of cracked wheat (Dalia)
  • 3 cups of Water
  • 2-3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 tsp Clarified butter (ghee), optional
  • Coriander/cilantro leaves for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Heat a Pressure cooker (preferably a pan one or any other wide base cooker). Dry roast dalia for a few minutes till the color is changed. Transfer dalia to another plate/vessel.
  2. Heat oil. Roast peanuts. Take them off and keep aside.
  3. In the same oil add mustard seeds. When they splutter add asafetida. Add roasted chana dal and sauté till they turn pinkish. Add green chillies and ginger. Add curry leaves.
  4. Add vegetables and coriander powder, red chill powder and salt as per vegetables. Close the lid and let the vegetables steam for 2-3 minutes. Switch off the flame. Let the steam cool down.
  5. Open the cooker. Add dalia, salt as per dalia, garam masala and water. Don’t switch on the heat. Let the dalia soak in water for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Now switch on the heat and pressure cook the dalia for 20 minutes on low heat. Do not increase the heat to medium or high to build pressure, else the dalia will tend to stick to the bottom. Let the pressure develop on low heat itself.
  7. After 20 minutes turn off the heat and let the pressure cool down. Open the lid and drizzle some ghee if you prefer. Add lemon juice and mix. Garnish with coriander/cilantro. Serve hot with chutney/curd or as it.
  8. Note: I do not used onions in my cooking most of the times. You can add it in this recipe.
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Comments
8 Responses to “Vegetable Dalia Upma/ Cracked Wheat Upma”
  1. US Masala says:

    Hearty,filling n absolutely delicious it looks!
    US Masala

  2. Shylaja Koodappan says:

    Healthy and delicious upma. Nice clicks
    South Indian Recipes

  3. My fav breakfast recipe.. looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. Love the presentation too.. Yummy 🙂
    Indian Cuisine

  4. Priya says:

    Looks excellent,super filling and healthy..

  5. Kalyani says:

    we too make this @ home.. and I love it !! totally healthy and filling !!
    Cheers
    Kalyani 
    Current  Event: Fasting Foods(Vrat ka Khaana Special)

  6. Kalyan says:

    Just looks mouthwatering…can really feel the aroma from here…the dalia adds a delectable flavour to it.

  7. deeksha says:

    Hi
    Thanks for stopping by dear.  You too have a nice space here with so many interesting and yummy recipes. 
    Dalia looks so tempting. This is my hubby’s fav. Healthy breakfast. Glad to follow you.

  8. Kalyani Platter says:

    Lools delicious & new recipe to me …. Happy to follow u …

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