Vegetable Dalia Pulao

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What is Veg Dalia Pulao?

Vegetable Dalia Pulao Recipe is a savory preparation of broken wheat. Broken wheat is cooked such that it is soft but not mushy. Flavours and health are added to vegetable dalia pulao in form of vegetables such as carrot, peas etc. The vegetable dalia pulao is popped up with lots of lemon juice and chopped coriander. It is very nutritious and is a great option for breakfast.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Veg Dalia Pulao Recipe

Broken wheat and vegetables are used to make vegetable dalia pulao. Broken wheat or dalia is dry roasted for this preparation. I use clarified butter i.e ghee and I would not suggest replacing it with oil. Ghee gives a very nice flavor to the dish.  I avoid onions in vegetable dalia as I feel onions will make it heavy and difficult to digest. Lemon juice gives a nice kick to vegetable dalia pulao. And chopped coriander adds great flavor and freshness to the dish.

Other healthy and delicious breakfast options

Sabudana khichadi, Amiri khaman, doodhi muthiaidli pakoda etc.

Veg Dalia Pulao Recipe

Healthy, tasty and simple preparation – VEGETABLE DALIA PULAO

Veg Dalia Pulao Recipe

Course                                 Breakfast
Cuisine                                Indian
Prep time                            10 minutes
Cook time                           10 minutes
Serving                                4 persons

Ingredients for Veg Dalia Pulao Recipe

  • 2 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ¼ tsp asafetida (heeng)
  • 1 cup broken wheat (dalia), dry roasted
  • 2 tomatoes, grated
  • ½ cup peas
  • ½ cup carrot, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chili powder (adjust as per taste)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • Juice of 1 big lemon
  • A handful of chopped coriander
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

How to make Veg. Dalia Pulao Recipe

1. Prepare tempering

Heat a pressure cooker and add 2 tbsp clarified butter. Once it is hot, add 1 tsp cumin seeds and ¼ tsp asafetida. Let the cumin seed crackle.


2. Add tomatoes and spices

Add 2 grated tomatoes. Cook till oil oozes and then add 1 tsp red chili powder and ¼ tsp turmeric powder.


3. Add vegetables and cook them

Add ½ cup peas and ½ cup finely chopped carrot. Cook for 2 minutes.


4. Add salt, water, and broken wheat

Add salt to taste, 2 ½ cups of water and 1 cup roasted broken wheat.


5. Pressure cook and check

Put the lid of pressure cooker and cook till one whistle. Thereafter reduce the flame and cook for 2 minutes. Let the pressure release. Once the cooker cools down, open it and check dalia for doneness by pressing a grain between fingertips. It should be soft and not at all grainy. If it is grainy, sprinkle little water and pressure till one whistle. Toss it with a fork to separate the grains.


6. Add lemons juice, coriander and black pepper

Add lots of lemon juice, chopped coriander and black pepper (no not lots of black pepper, just ¼ tsp of it ;))


7. Bon appétit

Serve vegetable dalia pulao with fresh yogurt/curd or mango pickle.

Veg Dalia Pulao Recipe


  • You can top the vegetable dalia pulao with some more ghee.
  • You can also add vegetables such as French beans, cauliflower etc.
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