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/samba gothumai rava is a great way to include it in our diet. It is not only healthy but also makes a filling breakfast. I have added lot of vegetables to make it more nutritious and delicious. It is much healthier than rava upma. Today we will learn how to make samba gothumai rava vegetable upma following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Cracked Wheat Upma-Dalia (Broken Wheat) Upma-Samba godhumai rava upma

Cracked Wheat Upma-Samba Godhumai Rava Upma

Cracked Wheat Upma-Samba Godhumai Rava Upma

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast-Healthy-Diabetic Recipes
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Cracked wheat - 1/2 cup
   Onion - 1
   Green chilli -1
   Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
   Mixed vegetables - 1 cup (mix of carrot, french beans, capsicum)
   Fresh Peas - handful (optional)

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
   Red chilli - 1
   Hing/asafoedita - a pinch
   Curry leaves - a sprig

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped


Chop all the vegetables finely. Cook peas separately (if using) with a little salt until soft. Keep it aside.

Dry roast cracked wheat (samba gothumai ravai) on medium heat stirring continuously until it is hot to touch. Do not brown the cracked wheat. Keep it aside.

how to make cracked wheat upma


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, red chilli, hing and curry leaves.

When urad dal turns golden brown, add finely chopped green chillies, ginger and onion.

broken wheat upma

Saute until onions turn transparent. Then add all the vegetables and saute for 2-3 minutes on low heat.

Then add 2 tbsp of water and cook covered.

dalia vegetable upma recipe

Once the water evaporates, add 1 cup + another 2 tbsp of water (for the vegetables) and needed salt. Taste the water to check for salt. The water should be slightly salty, once we add the dalia, it will be perfect.

samba gothumai upma recipe

When water starts boiling, reduce the heat to low, add cracked wheat with one hand and stir with your other hand. 

Mix well and cook covered on low heat.

how to prepare cracked wheat/dalia upma

Stir in between for even cooking. Once all the water has evaporated, cook covered for another 2 minutes.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

gothumai rava upma with vegetables

Serve cracked wheat upma piping hot with sambar or chutney.

Note - The water measurement for cracked wheat upma is 1:2 - For 1/2 cup cracked wheat, we add 1 cup of water but as we have added lot of vegetables, I have added 1/4 cup (2 tbsp + 2 tbsp) more water.

To make it clear - For 1 cup cracked wheat - 2 cups water + 1/2 cup more water for vegetables.

You may add vegetable like cauliflower, broccoli, peas, sweet corn etc.

Suppose, if the cracked wheat does not get cooked with the above water measurement, you may sprinkle more water and cook until the cracked wheat becomes soft.

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

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  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. Replies
    1. I tried in cooker...
      Absolutely perfect upma with the same measurements.... Two whistle enough...

  10. 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.

  11. Should we soak d broken wheat before cooking??

  12. Hi, Can we prepare broken wheat / wheat rawa at home using whole wheat grains & if so how? I have lots of whole wheat grains & apart from rotis, wld like to prepare khichdi or upma using wheat rawa.. thanks.

    1. I don;t thick it will come evenly. I am not sure.

  13. What is the brand of steel vessel which is shown in pic


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