Dalia/Broken wheat/Cracked wheat/Godhumai Rava/Samba Rava/Lapsi-This is one of the healthiest products of whole wheat. Grandmother makes simple upma out of this when we really have no option for dinner. It has never been a regular meal. As I started looking more options for babies not based out of rice this came out as an excellent option and I found this. I made few twists to the usual recipe and I myself loved it so much than ever. Do try for yourself and let me know how you liked it. Cracked wheat is said to be rich in fiber,iron,protein and carbs. I have added almonds,spices and loads of veggies to make it a wholesome meal. It can be accompanied by any chutney or raitha or plain curd. Cracked wheat for babies is advised from 6 months and if you have a doubt please have word with your pediatrician .
- Broken Wheat/Daila-1 cup
- Chopped veggies-2 cups
- Ginger-A small piece
- Sambhar Powder-1/2 tsp
- Salt-To taste
- Ghee-To cook
- Almonds-6 to 8
1.Boil almonds in hot water and cool.
2.Peel the skin and make a fine paste and set it aside.
3.In a pan dry roast the cracked wheat till aroma arises.
4.Transfer it into a plate and add ghee to the same pan.
5.Add the ginger,vegetables and finely saute them.
6.In the mean time boil 3 cups of water in a sauce pan.
7.Add sambhar powder and stir well
8.When the vegetables turn soft add the roasted rava and mix well.
9.Pour the boiling water and give a deep stir.
10.Close and let it cook for 10-15 minutes with occasional stirring.
11.Finally add the badam paste and mix well.
The amount of water required might vary depending on the quantity of vegetables and the type of wheat.
I used onion,tomato,carrot,potato,beans.
You can add green chilly instead of sambhar powder too.
Always have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food.
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