Instant Pot Cracked Wheat Porridge - Meetha Daliya - Ruchiskitchen
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Instant Pot Cracked Wheat Porridge - Meetha Daliya

Enjoy a deliciously sweet bowl of Instant Pot cracked Wheat porridge. This smooth and creamy porridge takes about 20 minutes from start to finish and is the perfect start to your day. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Instant Pot Cracked Wheat Porridge, Instant Pot Meetha Daliya
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 SERVINGS
Calories 179kcal
Author Ruchi


  • 1 cup Cracked Wheat (Wheat daliya)
  • 2.5 cups Almond Milk
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Green Cardamom (crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons Mixed nuts (sliced - almonds, pistachio)
  • 1 tablespoon Yellow Raisins
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil ( I have used Organic Triple Filtered Coconut Oil- it's odorless and yellow in color)
  • 1 cup Almond Milk (after the porridge/daliya is cooked)


  • - - Sliced Pistachios
  • - - Handful of Saffron Strands
  • - - A few cardamon pods


  • Start the Instant Pot in 'SAUTE' mode and add coconut oil to it. Once the coconut oil is melted, add Cracked Wheat. 
    Instant Pot Cracked Wheat Porridge - Ruchiskitchen
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until it slightly changes its color.
    Instant Pot Cracked Wheat Porridge - Ruchiskitchen
  • Pour in Almond Milk, crushed green cardamom, dry nuts and give it a good stir. Almond milk provides a creamy texture and a nutty flavor.
    Instant Pot Cracked Wheat Porridge - Ruchiskitchen
  • Add sugar and mix again. Cancel the saute mode. Select the 'PRESSURE COOK OR MANUAL' mode. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
    Instant Pot Cracked Wheat Porridge - Ruchiskitchen
  • Wait for the pressure to release naturally (NPR). Once the steam is released, (it takes between 10-20 minutes) the pin will drop automatically.
    Seal the Instant Pot
  • Once the pin drops, open the pot carefully. Porridge will feel soft but dry. No worries, add extra milk.
    Instant Pot Cracked Wheat Porridge - Ruchiskitchen
  •  Adjust the milk consistency.
    Instant Pot Cracked Wheat Porridge - Ruchiskitchen
  • A soft and creamy porridge is ready. 
    Instant Pot Cracked Wheat Porridge - Ruchiskitchen
  • Top it with your favorite nuts and enjoy a delicious treat.
    Instant Pot Cracked Wheat Porridge - Ruchiskitchen



Of course, you can!
This recipe feeds a family of six, but you can easily double the recipe to make a big batch of porridge. Everything in the recipe remains the same, simply double the ingredients and follow the procedure.
A small tip - Store the porridge in individual containers, and it makes a perfect grab-n-go breakfast option.
Cooked porridge can be stored well for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Store it in an airtight container. 
When ready to serve, spoon the porridge into a serving bowl. It will be pretty thick, don't worry. Add a tablespoon of cold milk and heat the bowl in the microwave on high for about 1 minute. 
Mix it well to combine and then add milk to attain the desired consistency. Give it a good stir, and it will become creamy again.
Top with your favorite nuts and enjoy!
The beauty of this recipe is that you can customize in whatever you feel like. Few tested and tried options are -
  • add chia seeds
  • sub cardamom with cinnamon. though cinnamon will add an earthy flavor.
  • feel free to use any milk - cashew milk, coconut milk, or regular milk.
  • for extra flavor add dried fruits like - cranberries, chopped dates, chopped pineapple, or mango to this porridge.
  • substitute sugar with coconut sugar if you like. The color of porridge will change. You can also use natural sweeteners like honey agave or maple syrup.
  • add color to this porridge by toppings it with fresh fruits like – raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and cherries.
  • Follow the first 4 steps in a pressure cooker.
  • Add 2 cups of milk and pressure cook for 4 whistles. 
  • Let the steam release naturally.
  • Adjust milk, sugar and enjoy!


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Calcium: 18.4% | Iron: 5.7%