Dalia (Broken Wheat) Khichdi

Dalia (Broken Wheat) Khichdi

Dalia (Broken Wheat) Khichdi

Rice is the staple food of the Indian diet. It is one of those foods which has to be avoided if one is on a weight loss diet plan. Rice is avoided as it is high in Glycaemic index and can affect the sugar/insulin levels leading to spikes. It is rich in starch making it not very favourable to be included in the Weight loss diet plan.

Dalia is considered to be a healthy alternative to rice. Dalia is broken wheat. Dalia has many health benefits, It is a good source of fibre. Along with fibres, it’s a good source of Vit B1 and Vit B2. Dalia takes time to get digested, is slowly absorbed making it a diabetic friendly food. The taste of-course is different from rice, but when cooked can resemble rice to a certain level. It can be included in the weight loss diet plan instead of rice.

Some recipes where Dalia can replace Rice: Khichdis, Pulav, Biryaani, Dosas, Idlis Etc.

Go forward include Dalia in your weight loss diet plan for a healthy solution for your Rice craving.

Dalia (Broken Wheat) Khichdi (Serves 3)


  • 3/4 Cup Dalia (Broken Wheat)
  • 1 Tea Spoon Oil
  • 1/4 Tea Spoon Rai Seeds (Mustard)
  • 1 Table Spoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Tea Spoon Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 Cup Mix Vegetable chopped
  • 1/2 Tea Spoon Haldi Powder (Turmeric)
  • 1 Tea Spoon Chilli Powder
    *Add to taste: Salt, Pepper


  1. Clean and wash the broken wheat thoroughly in enough water. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the mustard seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the ginger-garlic paste, onions, green chillies, mixed vegetables, broken wheat, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and 2 ½ cups of hot water, mix well and put in a pressure cooker to cook on a high flame for 2 whistles.
  4. Allow the steam to escape using quick release method before opening the lid.
  5. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

Nutritional Facts:
Cal   Carbs    Fat    Protein
175        35           2            4

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