Dalia Bhaat (Broken Wheat Risotto )


Dalia Bhaat is one such dish that I usually prepare once in a week for lunch or dinner. It's packed with nutrients , very light to digest and incredibly tasty. I had learned it through a cookery show named Khana Khazaana by Sanjeev Kapoor and since then it was a family super hit. I was wondering why I hadn't posted this recipe yet . This recipe goes to last week of BM#31 , under Main Course .So let's start the recipe of a much awaited recipe . Yum
Recipe Source : Sanjeev Kapoor.com
Dalia Bhaat
Dalia Bhaat

1 cup Broken wheat /Dalia
1/2 cup split pigeon pea/arhar/Toor dal
2-3 green chillies, chopped
1 Onion ,chopped
1 Carrot , finely chopped
1 Green capsicum,finely chopped
1 cup Green peas
1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
1 pinch Asafetida
4-5 curry leaves
2 tablespoon Tamarind pulp
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
4 tablespoon clarified butter +1 tablespoon more

4 cup water or as required
Heat clarified butter in a pressure cooker , add Asefetida and mustard seeds. Add curry leaves and onion sauté 1 minute.
Add carrots, capsicum and green peas and sauté for five minutes.
Veggies added
Veggies added
Add broken wheat and Toor dal  , mix well. Add three to four cups of water and bring it to boil. Add turmeric powder, tamarind pulp and salt.
Broken wheat and dal added
Broken wheat and dal added
Water added
Water added
Cover the lid and cook till four whistles , open when all the steam evaporates by itself.
Drizzle with a tablespoon of clarified butter .Serve hot with curd /yoghurt and pickle.

Dalia Bhaat
Dalia Bhaat
Serve-2. Cooking time -25 minutes
Note: You may add veggies of your choice.

Add water as per your desired consistency.

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Best regards,
Sapana Behl

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  1. simply and yummy dish, love to have this anytime...

  2. so beautiful....the achaar in the bowl made me drool, very comforting dish

  3. Wat a healthy,filling and my kind of food,inviting.

  4. Should really make this sometime..looks fantastic..

  5. What a way to make risotto!!! I got a pack of arborio rice recently but this could have been done too :) A healthy dish for sure...

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  6. This truly is comfort food and I too make it very regularly.looks good and tastes wonderful.

  7. Looks so good and healthy as well!

  8. I usually make it without dal. Addition of dal makes it even more substantial. Will give it a try soon.

  9. We make it without the dal and with coconut milk to an upma consistency. But this sounds delicious too.

  10. Looks nice and is healthy too!


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