Veg Pulao with Dalia (Veg Pilaf with Broken Wheat)

‘Dalia’ (broken wheat) is one of my favourite food grains. I love to eat ‘dalia’ in many ways. Some time I cook ‘Dalia Khichuri’, ‘Veg Pulao with Dalia’ or sometimes ‘Kheer’ with ‘Dalia’ too. Since ‘Navratri’ is approaching so thought of sharing a no onion-no garlic wholesome recipe. I have used peanuts, you may use cashew too. Since I love to eat vegetables, I added some carrots and beans. You can make this ‘Pulao’ without vegetables too, adding only dry fruits. I like this ‘pulao’ with a light sweet taste, so I added a little sugar. You may always discard that. Serve this ‘Pulao’ with some cucumber raita and you are done!

Ingredients:

Dalia or Broken Wheat – 300 gms
Carrot – 1 (Medium – chopped)
Beans – 7 – 8 (Chopped)
Potato – 1 (Small – chopped)
Green Chilli – 2 – 3 
Raisin – A handful 
Peanuts – A hand full
Cinnamon – 1
Green Cardamom – 2 
Clove – 2 
Bay Leaf – 2 
Oil – 2 Tbsp
Ghee – 2 tsp
Sugar – ½ tsp (Optional)
Salt – To taste 
Chopped Coriander – for garnishing

Steps

  1. Wash dalia and soak in water for 30 minutes. Then drain in a colander and keep aside.
    Chop all vegetables in same size. Blanch them in water adding a little salt. Strain from water and keep aside. Do not waste the vegetable stock.
  2. Add oil and ghee in a kadai or wok. Temper it with whole garam masala and bay leaf. When exudes aroma add peanut and sauté well.
  3. Now add blanched vegetables. Sauté for couple of minutes.
  4. Next add the soaked dalia. Mix well and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Stir continuously else it will stick to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add sugar, chopped chilli and raisins. Now add the vegetable stock and water. The ratio of dalia and liquid should be 1:1.5. Means if u are using 1 cup of dalia the fluid should be 1 ½ cup.
  6. Adjust salt. Mix well. Cover and cook till dalia is done and all liquid gets soaked.
  7. Let it rest for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve.

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