Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cracked Wheat Upma- Dalia (Broken Wheat) Upma Recipe

Cracked Wheat is known as gothumai rava or samba ravai in Tamil and dalia in hindi. It is an excellent source of fiber and is also low in fat. Preparing upma with dalia is a great way to include it in our diet. It is not only healthy but also a filling breakfast recipe. I have added vegetables to make it more nutritious and delicious.

Cracked Wheat Upma-Dalia upmaHow to make Dalia Upma

Serves -1-2

Ingredients needed

Cracked wheat - 1/2 cup (roasted)
Onion -1
Green chilli -1
Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
Mixed vegetables - 3/4 - 1 cup (carrot, beans, potato)
Fresh Peas - handful (optional)

For the seasoning

Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few


I used roasted dalia, otherwise roast it in medium flame till slightly hot to touch.

Chop the vegetables finely. Cook peas separately with a little salt till soft. Keep everything aside.


Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal and curry leaves.

Then add finely chopped onions, ginger,
green chillies and saute till onions turn transparent.

Then add all the vegetables and cook for a further 3-4 minutes.

Add 1 cup + 2 tbsp of water, needed salt, peas and bring water to boil.

Simmer the flame, add the dalia slowly, stirring continuously to prevent it from forming lumps.

Cover and cook on low flame, stirring in between, till all the water has evaporated and it becomes soft. (You can sprinkle water if needed in between).

Serve piping hot with sambar or chutney.

I am sure you will love these simple upma recipes and broken wheat recipes given below for your breakfast

Vegetable Rava Upma

Semiya upma

Cracked wheat khichdi (Very comforting)

Aloo poha

Meet you again with more interesting recipes.


  1. hey this is easy!!!

    will try it and will let you know how mine turns out!!

  2. healthy breakfast recipe. Nicely done

  3. love this a lot.
    Healthy and delicious upma :)

  4. For a widower like me, the uppuma recipes are very helpful! Slowly I am becoming a mother too to my sons!!

  5. very healthy and delicious recipe:)

  6. Upma looks absolutely delicious and perfect

  7. A very healthy and delicious post. First time on your blog and I liked your space :)

  8. Hi! Couldn't help but comment! Just made it and had it now. Absolutely delish! Didn't have coriander leaves or curry patta and garnished with a little ghee and it was so good. Have been looking for oats recipes and this hits the nail straight! Thank you!

  9. Dear padhu, I have confusion with Godhumai Rawa n Samba Godhumai.

    Samba Godhumai is half broken wheat and needs more water right, while Godhumai Rawa needs comparatively less water.

    Also in super market s different brands hv different colors n size of Rawa. Water measurements is very confusing for me, for both up pumas.

    Godhumai Rawa
    Samba Godhumai

    Also we can make Rawa pongal with Samba Godhumai n Godhumai Rawa.

    I want water measurements for all these please.

    1. To my knowledge both are the same. Maybe the size differs. You can add water in the ratio 1 :2 - For 1 cup cracked wheat, add 2 cups of water. If you feel it is not cooked, sprinkle water and cook covered until soft.

    2. Thanks a lot padhu. Daily I see ur blog for some receipe or only replying. Thanks dear. 2 good things happened in my life recently. Smartphone n padhuskitchen.


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