Friday, 24 July 2015

Dalia-r Halwa

Dalia-r Halwa

Dalia or Daliya is made with whole raw wheat, it contains the nutrition of whole wheat as it does not undergo any processing to refine it. It contains fibre and protein and rich in iron, vitamin B etc. Dalia is also known as Lapsi, bulgar, burghul wheat or Fada.

There are many recipes made with dalia, both sweet as well as savories. This dalia halwa is easy and simple to make. It is a quick recipe to make for breakfast or when you need a quick sweet dish to serve with a meal. I made this with jaggery but you may use sugar if you wish.

INGREDIENTS:

Dalia (broken wheat, cracked wheat) - 1 cup
Water - 2 ½ to 3 cups as needed.
Jaggery(gud - brown sugar) – 3/4 cup, more or less according to taste.
Salt( optional - a pinch )
Ghee (clarifies butter) - 2 tbsp
Milk- ½ cup

Dry fruits such as chopped cashew nuts, almonds and raisins - 2 tbsp
Powdered cardamom - ½ tsp

Method

Add 1 cup of water and jaggery to a pan. Heat and bring to boil. Stir till jaggery dissolves. Take off fire and Keep aside.
In another thick bottomed pan, add ghee and dalia. Keep stirring for 2-3 minutes till an aroma rises from dalia. Now add milk to it and heat again and cook till the milk gets absorbed.. Mix and cover. Cook till the milk has been absorbed. This may take for 4-5 minutes.

Strain the dissolved jaggery water over dalia. Mix well. Cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes till all the water is absorbed and dalia is fully cooked. Add more water if needed. When dalia is fully cooked, add the chopped dry fruits and cardamom powder. Mix and switch off.  Keep covered till serving time. Serve hot.

Tips :The exact amount of water will depend on the variety of dalia.
You may use sugar instead of jaggery(gud).

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