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Sweet Dalia is a wholesome Indian style broken wheat and milk porridge.
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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time2 hrs
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 bowls
Calories: 368kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 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