Cracked Wheat (Dalia) with Vegetables Recipe

Cracked Wheat (Dalia) with Vegetables RecipeServes 3-4

Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible)

1 cup cracked whole-wheat, roasted

2 cups room temperature water


1/2 Tablespoon homemade organic ghee

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)

1 cup chopped vegetables (onions, carrots, bell pepper, cauliflower, beans)

1/4 teaspoon ginger paste

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

Rock salt (saindhav salt) to taste

Cilantro for garnish, chopped



1. Combine roasted cracked wheat and water in a sauté pan. Cover and let it cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes. Turn off the heat and keep it covered.

2. Take another sauté pan, add ghee, once ghee is hot, add cumin seeds and allow to splutter. Add the chopped vegetables and sauté for 8-10 minutes. Add the turmeric powder and ginger paste. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes.

3. Add cooked cracked wheat to sautéed vegetables. Add salt to taste. Mix well and cook it partially covered for 4-5 minutes on low heat. Turn off the heat. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves. Served hot.



You can either dry roast the cracked wheat or use 1/2 teaspoon of ghee to roast the cracked wheat. Vegetable cracked wheat is a popular breakfast dish in India.

Recipe shared by Preeti Gupta


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About Preeti Gupta

Preeti Gupta is a certified Ayurveda Consultant practicing in the Bay area. She provides personalized Ayurvedic counseling sessions and monthly group wellness events that focus on balanced diet, healthy nutrition, natural detoxification, rejuvenation and disease prevention. She is passionate about using food as a medicine and looks forward to being a part of your Ayurvedic journey soon!