Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dalia upma recipe - How to make broken wheat upma

dalia upma in a serving plate
Dalia upma recipe - Dalia upma is a simple and filling breakfast dish prepared with broken wheat. It is very important to have a balanced breakfast in the morning, after a long gap between dinner and breakfast. Therefore I prefer a filling and healthy breakfast for my family. Dalia upma is an ideal breakfast dish. I prepare it once in a fortnight.

Dalia Upma Recipe - Broken Wheat Upma Recipe
dalia upma in a serving plate
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Yield : Serves 2

  • 1 cup dalia / broken wheat
  • 2 large green chilies, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh green peas
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 3 tbsp grated fresh coconut
  • 2 + 3/4 cups hot water
  • Salt to taste
For the tempering
  • 2 tsp bengal gram / chana dal
  • 1 tsp split black gram / urad dal
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp oil/ghee
Dalia upma - step by step pictures

1.  Roast the dalia on medium flame for 2-3 minutes or till it becomes warm and aromatic. Remove and keep it aside.

2.  In the same pan, heat 1 tbsp ghee/oil and add mustard seeds to it. When they start spluttering, add chana dal and urad dal to it. Saute till the dals become aromatic and light golden brown.

3.  Now add curry leaves and saute for a while.  Add onions and saute till the onions become translucent.

4.  Add carrots and green peas one by one. 
tempering to make dalia upma
5.  Mix well and cover the pan with lid. Keep it on a low flame till the carrot is half cooked and change its colour.  Then add roasted dalia to it. Mix well.
add veggeis and dalia
6.  Pour 2¾ cups of hot water over it. Add salt and mix well. Cover it with lid and cook it on a medium flame. Stir at regular intervals till the dalia becomes soft and water dries up.
add water and cook covered
7.  Once water dries up and dalia become soft, add chopped coriander leaves and fresh coconut. Mix well.
add coconut and cilantro
8.  Cook it on low flame for 1 more minute. Remove from the flame and serve hot. While eating squeeze the lemon if you like it.
serve dalia upma hot


  1. Sounds super delicious...tempting me dear.

  2. upma looks fabulous and tempting

  3. healthy 1 ..
    i add nuggets to it, so that my fussy daughter eats it for nuggets :)

  4. Excellent and mouthwatering upma. Pics look delicious.

  5. very healthy and colorful upma :)


  6. Love to start my day with this beautiful dish, filling breakfast.


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