Sprouted Dalia(Broken Wheat) Upma

Sprouted Dalia is also known as Bulgar wheat or broken wheat. It is prepared after sprouting wheat of superior quality and then processing it on a solar-operated grinder, thus ensuring all the vitamins and minerals are well-preserved. When cooked, broken wheat has a very hearty, warm aroma and a grainy, delightful taste. It has a very good source of dietary fiber and manganese. It is also a good source of magnesium.

Ingredients (For 4 members) :

Sprouted Dalia rava – 1/2 cup
Onion, chopped – 1
Green chilli, chopped – 1
Green peas – 1/4 cup
Carrots, diced – 1/4 cup
Refined Oil – 1 tbs
salt to taste
Chopped coriander – 2 tbs


  1. Wash the dalia thoroughly. Blanch it in 2 cups of hot water for 4 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker. Add the onion and green chilli and sauté till the onion turns translucent .
  3. Add the peas, carrots, dalia and salt and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add 1 1/2 cups of water and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  5. Garnish with the coriander and serve hot.


1. You can use any other vegetables of your choice.

2. You can use broken wheat instead of sprouted broken wheat.


Bread Balls

Bread balls have mashed potato stuffing in it (which is made into a ball) and bread forms the crusty outer covering and it is deep fried in oil.Its a real good evening snack with hot coffee or tea.

For Making Of Balls:
2 OR 3 Potatoes
1 large onion
2 green chillies
1/2 cup boiled green peas
any other vegetable (optional)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tablespoon oil
salt to taste
fresh coriander leaves
fresh curry leaves
For Covering Of Balls:
7 or 8 slices of bread(preferably remove the brown edges)
oil for frying

1. Boil potatoes,peel and mash with hands
2. Chop onions,coriander ,curry leaves and green chillies
3. Heat oil , add mustard and cumin seeds
4. when the seeds splutter add turmeric powder ,chopped onions
green chillies and curry leaves
5. Fry till onion turns light brown
6. Add boiled peas,any other vegetable(optional),coriander leaves,
salt as required and fry for a few seconds
7. Finally add mashed potatoes and fry them all for 2 or 3 minutes in
low flame
8. Mix well and cool it ..then make small balls and keep it aside
9. Take one slice of bread, dip it in water for only a second and squeeze
out the excess water.
10. Put one potato ball in the bread and cover it nicely
11. Boil oil in a frying pan.
12. Fry the bread stuffed with potato balls until golden brown

Serve the nice and hot bread balls with ketchup or chutney.

Vermicilli Vada

Vermicilli vadai is a crunchy tea time snack and its very simple to make ..Children will love it because it has their favourite ingredients like potato and vermicilli..Its total fun ..(both preparing and eating)

1 cup vermicilli
1 cup potatoes
2 or 3 green chillis
1/4 cup dry coconut powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup coriander and curry leaves(finely chopped)
1/4 cup mint leaves (as required)
salt to taste
oil for frying(preferebly refined sunflower oil)

1. Boil vermicilli and potatoes separately till they are cooked..Strain and set
aside..Mash the potatoes
2. Finely chop coriander leaves,mint leaves, curry leaves greenchillis,ginger and mix them well with mashed potatoes.
3. Add coriander,turmeric and coconut powders and salt
4. Finally add vermicilli and mix them all well (add little water if required)
5. Shape the mix into round vadas.
6. Deep fry them until they are golden brown.
7. pat out excess oil with a paper towel
Serve them hot as it is or with tomato ketchup or chutney