Sweet Dalia Recipe - 4 Ways
Sweet Dalia is a wholesome Indian style broken wheat and milk porridge. Learn sweet dalia recipe with 4 toppings in a few simple steps.
Servings: 4 bowls
- 1 Cup broken wheat (dalia)
- 4 Cup milk
- 1 teaspoon cardamom powder (elaichi powder), optional
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder, optional
- sugar to taste
Kesar Badam Topping:
- ¼ teaspoon saffron strands
- 1 teaspoon chopped almonds
- 1 teaspoon chopped pistachio
- 1 teaspoon raisins (kishmish)
- ½ teaspoon edible rose petals
Banana Chocolate Topping:
- 1 ripe sweet banana, sliced
- 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips or chunks
- 1 tablespoon Nutella or peanut butter
Fresh Fruits Topping:
- ¼ Cup seedless, diced fresh fruits
- 1 tablespoon fresh fruit compote or syrup
- 1 teaspoon honey
Museli Nuts Topping:
- 1 tablespoon cereal or muesli
- 1 teaspoon dried berries (cranberries, blueberries)
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin, chia or melon seeds
Pressure Cooker Method:
Heat a teaspoon of ghee in the pressure cooker over medium flame. Add broken wheat and roast for 3 – 5 minutes until the nutty aroma of grain is released. If not too keen on ghee, dry roast broken wheat in a heavy bottom pan.
Add milk, cardamom or cinnamon powder, and white/brown sugar to taste. Pressure Cook over low heat for two whistles. If it is an electric pressure cooker than 5 – 6 minutes is good enough.
Let the steam release naturally from the pressure cooker. Gently mash the sweet dalia using a ladle. Transfer to a bowl. Keep in the fridge overnight or at least for 1 - 2 hours.
Instant Pot Method:
Set the instant pot at saute mode for 5 minutes. Dry roast the broken wheat or use a teaspoon of ghee to roast the broken wheat.
Add milk, sugar, and cardamom powder. Close the lid of the IP. Use the porridge function on the instant pot and cook for 15 minutes.
Once sweet dalia is cooked, you can easily store it in the refrigerator. Next day, add any of my signature toppings and enjoy.
How To Add Toppings:
Prepare porridge. Allow it to cool down completely. Transfer to the mason jars or bowls.
Top each bowl or jar with a topping of your choice. Keep in the fridge overnight.
Next day, enjoy for breakfast or carry with you to work place.
- You can use pre-roasted broken wheat as well.
- All the topping work well with both warm and chilled porridge.
- It is highly recommended to prepare the porridge in advance and leave in the fridge overnight with toppings for a creamy, chilled dessert like consistency.
- If the porridge seems too liquid, simmer it for few minutes over a low heat.
- Usually, it thickens a bit after cooling.
- You can use granulated white sugar or brown sugar as per taste. You can skip adding sugar as well.
- Recommended Equipment: Butterfly Pressure Cooker (Buy It Here), Instant Pot (But It Here)
Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 62.1g | Protein: 11.6g | Fat: 9.2g | Fiber: 8.9g