Broken wheat/dalia upma recipe

Broken wheat or dalia upma or godhuma rava upma is a healthy and filling breakfast made with broken wheat. Broken wheat is high in fibre or low in fat which helps to keep the digestive system healthy. Broken wheat is made by crushing raw wheat into smaller grains and is widely used for making different recipes in Indian cuisine.

Vegetables added to dalia upma makes it all the more nutritious. Dalia upma is a healthy breakfast to start your day and can be regularly included in your diet.


  • Broken wheat/dalia - 1.5 or 1 1/2cups
  • Water - 4 cups
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato -1
  • Mixed vegetables - 1/2 cup (carrot and peas)
  • Cooking oil - 3 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
  • 1 string of curry leaves
  • Grated ginger - 1 teaspoon or 1 inch ginger piece finely chopped
  • Green chillies - 2 (chopped finely)
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice - 2 tablespoons


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE BROKEN WHEAT/DALIA UPMA RECIPE Chop the carrot finely and keep all the chopped vegetables aside. IMG_3722

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan. Add dalia and roast on a medium flame till the raw aroma exudes. Remove the dalia and set aside. IMG_3725

Step 3

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in the same pan. Add mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering, add urad dal and curry leaves and saute till the urad dal turns light brown. IMG_3726

Step 4

Add green chillies, ginger and onions and saute till the onions become little translucent. IMG_3728

Step 5

Add chopped tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes become little soft.

Step 6

Not add carrot and peas and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes. IMG_3729

Step 7

Add water and salt and bring water to a boil. Once the water starts boiling, lower the flame and slowly add dalia and stirring continuously to prevent forming lumps. IMG_3734 IMG_3736

Step 8

Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 10-12 minutes on a low flame till the dalia and vegetables are well cooked and all the water is absorbed by them. IMG_3737

Step 9

Once it is cooked, switch off the flame. Add coriander leaves and lemon juice and mix well.

Step 10

Serve broken wheat/dalia upma as it is or with sambar or tomato sauce or plain curd. Either way, it tastes good and delicious. IMG_3739

Step 11

NOTES : You can also add beans or potato to further enhance the taste.