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dalia upma recipe healthy breakfast

Coconut Dalia Upma - Easy Broken Wheat Upma

Very simple, yummy and quick to prepare South Indian style upma for breakfast (or snack or dinner) using broken wheat known as dalia (similar in texture to bulgur wheat).
This is a very simple dalia upma recipe without vegetables. It is prepared with added coconut for flavor and served with bananas or any chutney or curry of your choice. This is a healthy and kid friendly breakfast upma recipe.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 214kcal


  • 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!


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg