Vegetable Dalia

Vegetable Dalia is a healthy and nutritious one-pot meal recipe prepared with broken wheat (dalia) and mixed vegetables. It is mainly a kids recipe but can also be served to adults as a weight-loss recipe. 

Servings:- 2-3 people

Course:- Breakfast, Dinner

Cuisine:- Indian


1 tsp ghee

1/2 cup dalia/broken wheat

1 tsp oil

1 tsp cumin seeds

A pinch of asafoetida

1/2 tsp crushed ginger

2 green chilli, slit

1 tomato, finely chopped

2-3 tbsp peas

1/2 carrot. chopped

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Salt as per taste

1/2 cup moong dal, soaked

3-4 cups water


1. Firstly, in a pan heat a tsp of ghee. Add 1/2 cup dalia/broken wheat and roast them on low flame for 3-4 mins or until the dalia turns aromatic. Keep the roasted dalia aside.

2. Now, in a pressure cooker heat 1 tsp oil, 1 tsp cumin seeds and a pinch of asafoetida. Saute them until the cumin seeds splutter. 

3. Next, add 1/2 tsp crushed ginger and 2 green chillies. Saute them for a minute. Further add 1 finely chopped tomato and saute until it turns soft and mushy. 

4. Now, add 2-3 tbsp peas, 1/2 chopped carrot, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt as per taste. Mix them well and saute for 2-3 mins. 

5. Further add 1/2 cup moong dal, soaked for 30-45 mins and saute them for a minute. Now, add the roasted dalia and 3-4 cups water. Stir them well. 

6. Cover and pressure cook the dalia for 3-4 whistles or until the dal gets cooked completely. 

7. Finally, serve and enjoy, hot vegetable dalia with curd or have them plain.