Mom's Favourite Dalia for Breakfast

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 15 mins

This was taught to me last year by my Mom's elder sister, Bindu D. Kapoor. This is a nutritious breakfast and well worth the effort. Diabetics may also have this. A cup of tea on the side and this is the perfect start to your day. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dry roast the dalia in a wok until lightly brownish in appearance and it smells aromatic.
  2. Remove from flame and transfer to a plate.
  3. Now heat oil in the same wok.
  4. Once hot, add cumin and mustard seeds.
  5. Allow to splutter.
  6. Once they stop spluttering, add curry leaves, green chilli and onions.
  7. Stir-fry until the mixture smells aromatic and the onions are lightly browned.
  8. Add corriander leaves and mix well.
  9. Fold in the veggies, salt and tomato. Mix again.
  10. Stir in about 2 tbsps. of water to prevent the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the wok.
  11. Cook on medium flame for 5 minutes.
  12. Fold in the roasted dalia and mix thoroughly.
  13. Add water and then transfer the whole mixture to a pressure cooker.
  14. Cover and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
  15. This takes about 5 minutes.
  16. Switch off the gas, and then let the dalia cook in its own steam inside the cooker for 2-3 minutes.
  17. After 3 minutes, remove from cooker, garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot.
  18. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

This was delicious! I served it as a side dish for dinner, but I know I will be enjoying the leftovers for breakfast myself! I didn't have green beans, but I did add a cup of mushrooms. Thank you so much for this very tasty and oh-so-easy recipe!

Susan Lee December 12, 2007

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