Dalia upma recipe or broken wheat upma recipe Kerala style (cracked wheat upma recipe Kerala style) uses broken or cracked wheat grains for preparing an easy breakfast upma in South Indian Kerala style.
What Is Dalia & What Is Dalia Upma?
Dalia is the popular name for broken wheat or cracked wheat in India. Upma is a simple, easy and delicious Indian breakfast item made using slightly course textured flour with few other ingredients. Dalia upma is upma made using broken/cracked wheat.
As we use dalia or broken cracked wheat to make the upma, it is more nutritious than the traditional upma made using rava or semolina sooji flour, as it has more fiber content.
This kid friendly version of upma recipe uses only few ingredients with the main ingredient as dalia(broken wheat also known as cracked wheat) and it is healthy as well as very easy to prepare.
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Most of the kids will love this dalia upma which is very healthy, when served with fresh bananas (people mix the bananas with the upma and eats it, which is a delicious breakfast).
How To Make Simple Kid Dalia Upma With Coconut?
Other than cracked wheat or dalia I have used only freshly grated coconut (you can use dry shredded coconut too), salt and oil to make this easy upma to make this Kerala style dali upma recipe.
If making for adults, you can saute or shallow fry vegetables like sliced onions, carrots, green peas etc and add crushed ginger and garlic and also other spices if you like.
Also you may make a seasoning or tadka by spluttering mustard seeds and frying red chilies and curry leaves which can be done at the beginning in the same pot or pan (or at last separately).
Serve with ripe bananas (and sugar if you wish), ghee or any curry or pickles and papadum as you like.
So here is how I made this simple kid friendly dalia upma following this easy and healthy broken wheat upma recipe Kerala style.
Broken Wheat Upma Without Vegetables Recipe Below
Broken Wheat Upma Recipe Without Vegetables, How To Make Simple Dalia Upma
- 1 cup broken wheat (dalia or cracked wheat) washed
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup grated or shredded coconut
- salt as required
- 2 tablespoons oil (use ghee or butter for more flavor)
- In a heated pan, add oil and roast the dalia for about 2 minutes.
- Then add grated coconut and roast for another few seconds.
- Add the salt and mix everything well, keep aside.
- Boil water in another pan and when the water is boiled add it to the upma mix.
- Close the pan and cook the upma in low flames for about 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, open the pan, stir well. If any water is left, just keep the pan opened and cook for another 1 minute in low flame so that the water will get evaporated. Serve upma with sweet bananas, chutneys or any side dish you like!
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