Dalia Pulao | Broken Wheat with vegetables

I always thought Dalia was a sick man’s food.  Until my sister convinced me it was actually tasty.  I bought broken wheat from the store but still stared at it with apprehension. Then almost a month after buying it, I decided it was high time I used it. Pleasant surprise! That’s what it was. It tastes very much like uppit/ upma. And it is supposed to be very healthy as the broken wheat is hardly processed.

Dalia Pulao | Broken Wheat with vegetables

Thick porridge made using broken wheat and vegetables.

Recipe Type:  Breakfast
Cuisine:          North Indian
Prep Time:     15 minutes
Cook time:     40 minutes
Yield:              2-3 Servings


½ cup Dalia/ Broken Wheat
1 cup mixed Vegetables(French beans / carrots / capsicum/ green peas)
1 small Onion
1 small Tomato
2-3 Green Chillies
5-6 Curry leaves
2 cups Water
3 tsp Oil
1 tsp Cumin seeds
½ Tbsp Lime juice
A handful of Coriander leaves


  • In a pressure cooker, add 1 tsp of oil and lightly roast the broken wheat for around 1 min. (You can skip this step)
  • Remove the broken wheat into a plate
  • Add the remaining oil in the cooker and add the cumin seeds
  • Once the cumin splutters, add the curry leaves, chopped onions and chopped green chillies
  • Fry until the onions are done
  • Add the tomato and fry for 1 min
  • Add the remaining vegetables and fry for another 1 min
  • Add the 2 cups of water and salt
  • Add the broken wheat and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or 10 mins.
  • Add the lime juice and freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve hot

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