Main Ingredients:

The vegetable dalia is actually the Hindi or Indian term used for broken cereals. In the North Indian region, we can see broken wheat being called as dalia too. People often have dalia in their meals because it is undoubtedly one of the healthiest choices of dish or food.

Low in fat and High in fiber

With dalia being low in fat and cholesterol and high in fiber, carbs and iron, it is surely the most recommended dish for people recovering from a disease or those who are ill, and it is also good for kids.

Best for digestive system

It is one of the easiest to digest dish in the world. If you are having an upset stomach day, then dalia should be your first choice to have in your meal during the day.

In any Indian household, dalia has a strong connection with the person who is ill in the family.

If accompanied with curd, it makes a mouth-watering combo to say the least.

Put as many vegetables as you want, and eliminate the ones you don’t like

Whereas you can use various vegetables for the dalia recipes, some vegetables like peas, onions, tomatoes, potatoes and cauliflowers are among the common ones for the dalia recipe.

It’s a delicious dish, and not a dull or poor meal

Also, remember that dalia is not just meant for a person recovering from illness, so you can definitely add some spicy elements to the recipe to make it tastier according to your choice. Because it is a common perspective of many kids that if its dalia then it would be of dull taste and your task should be to prove them wrong.

Now, a big question – How to make it?  

How to make the Vegetable Dalia?

Basic play with the ingredients

Take a pressure cooker and add ½ tablespoon oil or ghee and heat it at medium flame. Once it is heated, add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds and finely chopped onion, then fry it in the oil/ghee.

As soon as the onions start turning brown in the cooker, add peas, carrot or any other vegetables of your choice in it, and cook it. Next, put some green chilies as per your taste preference in the cooker.

And some more ingredients…. 

Now, when all the vegetables are nicely stirred in the cooker, add 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder, ¼ teaspoon turmeric and ½ teaspoon coriander powder to mix it all.

Water is necessary

Make sure that you add some water after mixing the ingredients. Apart from that, keep half bowl-soaked green split gram ready in advance.

Once the masala is ready, add the green split gram and half bowl daliya to the cooker. Finally, add some salt to it as much as you like and cook it for some time.

Some mixing, some cooking, some whistling, and it’s done!

Next, you have to add 1 teaspoon of mixture of ground spices to the mixture. Cover/Close the pressure with the lid after adding and mixing 1.75 bowl water to the mixture. Let it cook on medium flame and after three whistles, turn off the burner and keep the cooker to cool down a bit. 

After this process when you open the cooker, you will see that the dalia is ready and looks delicious.

You can serve this hot and lip-smacking dalia with cool curd for an amazing taste.

Happy Cooking!


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