A random Sunday Breakfast: Daliya Pulao with Raaita


As the festive season is on which means a lot of heavy and spicy food that takes a toll on your health. So, in between, give your digestive system some rest and stay healthy with this tasty treat so that you can gear up for the upcoming Diwali festival.  Here presenting you with something out of a simple ingredient like Daliya. The dish is my aunt’s special which is simple, tasty and healthy to the core.



Daliya/ Bulgur (cracked wheat): 1 bowl

Daal (lentil)  of your choice: split masoor or moong ;  1/2 bowl

Salt  to taste

Refined oil: 1 to 1.5 tbsp

Tomatoes (pureed): 1 big or 2 medium sized

Red chilli powder: 1/2 tsp

Dried red chillies: 1-2

Mustard seeds (Red): ½ tsp

Cumin ( Jeera ) seeds: 1/4 tsp

Green chillies (slit): 2-3

Curry leaves: 1 small branch ( or as required)

Asafoetida ( heeng ): 1 tsp

Garam masala ( optional): ½ tsp

Chaat masala: 1 tsp

Sugar: ¼ tsp

Diced and sauteed vegetables:  Capsicum, beans, tomato, carrot, cauliflower (or any other seasonal veggies like peas, beetroot etc that you would love to add); 1 bowl

Dry fruits: ( optional)


  1. Boil or pressure cook (1-2 whistles), the daal and dalia with little salt. Take it down from the flame and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Temper with dried red chillies, mustard seeds, cumin seeds & asafoetida.
  3. Add the tomato puree and curry leaves and saute well. Cook the mixture for sometime and then add salt to it. Stir well.
  4. Add the sauteed vegetables, stir to mix well. Add the boiled daal and daliya and slit green chillies and stir. Cook for sometime till everything blends well.
  5.  Add little Asafoetida (heeng) and Chaat masala or ground Garam masala and mix.
  6. Switch off the flame.
  7. Serve it hot with Boondi Raaita or any Raaita you like.

Boondi Raaita: Beat plain curd in a bowl, add little roasted jeera (cumin) powder, chaat masala and salt to taste. Add fresh and crispy plain boondi into it. You may add sugar if you like it sweet.







3 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Love this comforting food! Looks so delicious & nutritious too!


  2. dpranita583 says:

    We are making Upma from Daliya , nice recipe .

    Liked by 1 person

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