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Savory Vegetable porridge – Namkeen Daliya

5 from 8 votes
Total: 25 minutes
Serves 4 PEOPLE

Savory Vegetable porridge - Namkeen Daliya

Saturday and time for breakfast, everyone in my family knows it’s NAMKEEN DALIYA. Broken wheat or cracked wheat also referred to as Daliya is a perfect breakfast recipe and ready under 30 MINUTES. Savory porridge prepared with cracked wheat and vegetables is a healthy one pot meal breakfast.

Looking into my kids eating pattern I have chosen the vegetables they like but you can always improvise and add more colorful options. Adding capsicum added that mild spicy touch to this recipe – I mean Savory Vegetable porridge – Namkeen Daliya which cooks up really fast and the trick to a grainy-all-dried-up daliya- is too let it sit even after the hissing of the cooker is gone. But if you prefer a liquid-y daliya then add 1/4 cup of extra water to the same recipe- it will end up mushy but perfectly blended.

My family loves it and make it your family favorite too!! Besides being pressure cooked all the peas were soft and tender, but my older one (no-so-pea-lover) still manages to kick them out to the corner of his plate 🙁 and the younger one (to save his brother) manages to eat them all up. They think Mom doesn’t know their little secret (wink…wink!!).


Savory Vegetable porridge - Namkeen Daliya

Savory Vegetable porridge - Namkeen Daliya

5 from 8 votes
Cracked wheat cooked with vegetables and flavored with spices make a healthy one pot meal breakfast - A start to a perfect day recipe!!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 PEOPLE


  • 1 cup Daliya (broken wheat)
  • 2-1/4 cups Water
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 small Tomato,chopped
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 small Capsicum, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Haldi (Turmeric powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chili
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander powder (sukha dhaniya)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1.5 tablespoon Oil


  • In a pan dry roast the daliya for 3-4 minutes till it's aroma fill up your kitchen and the grains are light brown in color.
  • Assemble: all the ingredients. Peel and chop onions, tomatoes and green capsicum.
  • In a cooker heat oil and add mustard seeds. When the seeds start to crackle add in onions.
  • Add in peas, tomatoes and green capsicum. Saute for 1 minute till they are slightly tender. Mix in all the spices one by one.
  • Give it a good mix.
  • Add in daliya..
  • Mix..Mix and mix..
  • Add water and mix.
  • The quantity of water should be just enough to cover the daliya. For an idea dip your CLEAN AND WASHED finger in the daliya water and the water level should be upto your first finger line.
  • Cook for 3-4 whistles or until soft. Allow it to cool down completely. It should be all dried up and look like a perfect cake. Spoon out some mixture and rub in between your fingers to check if the grain is soft and cooked.
  • Serve hot with fresh homemade curd or sprinkle some lemon juice and enjoy.
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided above is approximate. Variations may exist due to the ingredients/brands used. These numbers should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietician.
Author: Ruchi

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  1. Diksha says:

    Oh my what a recipe. My didn’t turn out that fluffy but was not sticky either. Perfect balance between non sticky and sticky. My family loved it, added more veggies and now a staple in my house too.

  2. Hima says:

    Nice blog! Had been surfing for quite a while and decided I am going to try out this recipe next next after khaman dhokla. That was the best moist and fluffy dhokla. Thanks Ruchi. This one also looks promising and I am going to try it tomorrow.

  3. Nancy Singhvi says:

    Had this for our breakfast today and everyone just loved it, loved it. Thanks Ruchi looking for more breakfast recipes in your collection. U r the best!!

  4. Mrs. Sandhya says:

    Made it couple of times and always a loving recipe in my house. Thanks for sharing Ruchi. I am a Maharashtrian and love poha, so would love to see your way of making poha. Post some recipes soon.

    • RK says:

      Thanks for trying out the recipe. Glad you liked it. have penned down your request and will be working on that pretty soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Savita says:

    I have always had a gooey version of this daliya and never knew it could be made in a dry state. Tried and followed your recipe to the T and wow.. so much impressed with the results. From now on this form of daliya is my favorite. Thanks Ruchi.

  6. Vibha says:

    Lovely recipe. My MIL loved it. Your recipe site is my savior. Any cravings go to your site and follow the easy picture guide. Thanks Ruchi for being there for not-so-good cook like me.

    • RK says:

      Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback Vibha! The urge of trying out new and healthy recipes for your family already makes you a great cook at heart. Glad to hear that your family loved the recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Neelam says:

    I have made daliya according to your recipe it was tasty as well as. Very light to eat thanks ruchi

  8. Amy says:

    Thanks Ruchi for this recipe. I tried it first time and my family loved it. My 1.5 year old too ate it happily. So im more than happy. Thanks once again.

  9. Dr. Varsha says:

    Its easy and i think good method for dalia preparation…thank you…

  10. Emma says:

    How long would you cook this for in an instant pot?