Dalia Upma | Broken Wheat Upma

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There is a reason why I chose this week’s theme when Valli declared it in the Blogging Marathon #98 – “Cooking for Two”. You all know, we aren’t two, we are four. πŸ˜€ But most of the time, I end up cooking for two because the other two I have are very fussy that I don’t feel like cooking for them. πŸ˜• HD is forever looking into my food, so for my safety, it is better to cook extra and serve him as well. Do you have husbands who want to eat your food?

 

OK, so jokes apart, dalia or broken wheat is not something that I frequently cook with. But when I got the opportunity to try the ingredient when my mentor included it as a part of my carbs, I fell in love with this upma. Every second day, I was making it for my breakfast and HD would always scowl as to why I wouldn’t make for him. πŸ˜€ Then I started making the quantity double and serving him half. He totally enjoys this meal. On Fridays, when I don’t want to cook anything, this upma comes to the rescue. The girls wake up late, so they end up with a bowl of milk and cornflakes. Hehe…

 

This recipe is very basic. I haven’t added any vegetables but you surely can add some carrot or frozen green peas for some color. I kept the spice profile low for all the other ingredients to vie for attention. It is a really filling breakfast and very comforting too. Off to this simple recipe…

 

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Dalia Upma | Broken Wheat Upma

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dalia broken wheat, washed and soaked for 15 minutes
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 2 green chililes minced
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • 1 sprig curry leaves minced
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

  • Drain the soaked dali and set aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Splutter the mustard seeds.
  • Briefly fry the cumin seeds and urad dal.
  • Add the green chilli, ginger and curry leaves and saute for a moment.
  • Add the onion and tomato, with a pinch of salt and saute till wilted.
  • Add the turmeric and saute for a minute.
  • Now add the water and the drained dalia. Adjust seasoning.
  • Keep for one whistle on high flame. Keep on simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Allow the pressure to go by itself.
  • Open the lid, fluff up the cooked dalia with a fork and serve warm, topped with more ghee and some coriander leaves.

 

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  1. That looks like a porridge I used to have as a kid. Yummy!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      It is a savory porridge. Thanks Angie!

  2. Upma is one dish I miss so much in my diet, so when I got an opportunity I made it for myself. And yes, I can understand because even hubby comes for his share, but with all the measuring, I never share my food. The upma looks so good and I would love to dig in.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I do replace my rice with rava at times and make upma, but the problem is rice is more satiating than upma so have to sacrifice for hunger sake! Thank you so much Gayathri…

  3. I love to eat upma right after it’s prepared when the texture is still soft. I do like it later after it solidifies too, but I love this more. Beautiful pictures and a tasty breakfast there for you, even though you have to share it with your husband:-))

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, I totally agree… I too love it straight from the pot… but like rava upma slightly cool… πŸ™‚ Thank you so much Rajani, have no other option than share!

  4. Dalia Upma was cooked in our house everyday for dinner , seriously ! Then I gave it up completely , but looking at this healthy bowl , I must start making it again . Such a wholesome meal .

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Oh wow! There is nothing daily in my house… hehe… Thank you so much Vaishali…

  5. Upma looks delicious Rafeeda. Nice and healthy

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Sushma…

  6. I love the soft texture of the upma. Simple yet delicious… Making extra always helps πŸ˜‰

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Srividhya… πŸ™‚

  7. Love to have this dalia upma and it is on my menu at least once in 10 days. The pictures look very nice.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Harini…

  8. A piping hot upma tastes awesome. Loved the clicks.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Jayasree…

  9. I am thinking to do broken wheat upma for long time. But never got to it. Will soaking for 15 minutes enough? Once I tried long back but it was not cooked properly. Will try soon. Yours tempts me to try soon

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      The broken wheat I used was really small pieces so the 15 minute soaking was fine. If the grains are bigger, you can soak more, or cook longer with more water… Hope you try it Narmadha…

  10. Such a healthy abd delicious option for breakfast. Many times I make it as light dinner option too. Your verison sounds so inviting!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Swati…

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