Broken Wheat Pulao -- Dalia Pulao

 Broken wheat or Dalia is a healthy substitute to Rice that is easy to digest and  high in iron and fiber. It is also known as fada, cracked wheat, bulger, lapsi.  Dalia has been a part of Indian Cuisine since ages. It can be used in making lot of varieties like kichidi, pulao, upma an dcan be used to make sweets too. Broken wheat is not only good for kids but also grownups who want to loose weight. Today I will me making Dalia Pulao with lots of veggies. Add your favorite veggies with some whole spices. Can be a great dish for lunch boxes and dinner. Here goes day 13 post under the theme " Biryani / Pulao / Kichidi recipes with grains".


Broken wheat or Cracked wheat  1 cup
Small Onion sliced 1
Green chili chopped 2 spoons
Green peas 1/4 cup
Carrots chopped 1/4 cup
Beans 1/4 cup
Bay leaf 1
Cinnamon stick 1
Cloves 3
Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon
Chopped cilantro and mint 1/4 cup
Water 2 cups
Oil 2 tbsp


In  a presser cooker heat oil and add all the whole spices.
Saute for few seconds and add sliced onions.
Saute till onions turn light pink color, add chopped chili and all the veggies.
Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Now add turmeric powder and salt to taste.
Add 2 cups water along with chopped cilantro and mint.
Adjust salt to taste and bring the water to boil.
Now add broken or creaked wheat and mix well.
Let cook for a minute.
Cover and cook for 2 whistles.
Let the presser goes away naturally before opening the lid.
Serve hot with boondi raita or any pickle.

Recipes so far in this Mega Marathon:


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#99


    An InLinkz Link-up



Suma Gandlur said...

Broken wheat version is definitely healthier over the traditional pulao. You have presented it quite beautifully. Looks very inviting.

Sharmila Kingsly said...

I make a biryani with Dalia similar to the I knew how delicious it would be.. lovely share..

vaishali sabnani said...

I have always made a Khichadi with broken wheat , but never a pulao ! The pulao looks very good , a new or me !

Gayathri Kumar said...

Love this version of healthy pulao. It also looks colourful and super inviting.

Harini R said...

Very colorful and inviting presentation. I normally make a variation of pulao but never took pictures :)

Srivalli said...

Very beautifully presented and the dish sounds innovative and interesting sushma.

Srividhya said...

Very healthy pulao with broken wheat. Love the way you presented. Very nice.

Swati said...

We make this for breakfast or for quick and light dinner. You have beautifully presented the pulao looks so rich and it's super healthy too..

cookwithrenu said...

Pulao with broken wheat looks so healthy and delicious. I loved your presentation.

Kalyani said...

cute heart shaped presentation must make this healthy dish even more appealing, right ?