Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Matar Dalia

Usually we think as to what to do for breakfast and make the simplest option possible...This dish is surely one among them as its very simple,quick and yet a Healthy & a delicious Breakfast for sure.....


1/2 cup Dalia (broken wheat)

1/2 cup Fresh boiled peas

5 green chillies chopped

1 potato boiled and cut into small cubes

1 tsp cumin seeds

4-5 crushed black peppercorns

1 tsp grated ginger

1 tomato finely chopped

1 bay leaf

1 green cardamom

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp garam masala powder

2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

1 tsp lemon juice

2 tbsp oil

1 cup water

salt to taste

Grated coconut for garnishing


  • Soak the Dalia in water for half an hour and then drain it and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a non stick pan, add cumin seeds, when it splutters add crushed peppercorns, ginger,green chillies,bay leaf, green cardamom and fry for 1-2 minutes
  • Add Tomato and fry till its half mashed, then add turmeric powder,garam masala powder,peas,potato ,salt and fry for another 2 minutes
  • Add 1 cup water and close the lid and cook it for 5 minutes or till cooked 
  • Switch off the gas, add lemon juice, coriander leaves and mix well
  • Garnish it with coriander leaves, grated coconut and serve hot