Dalia upma

Dalia Upma

While the north Indians bring with them their dalia khichdi, the south Indians can boast about the dalia upma. Roasted dalia or lapsi creates a hearty breakfast enriched with vegetables and subtle spices.

Servings - 2
Difficulty Level - Easy
Preparation Time - 15 mins
Cook Time - 15 mins


  • 1/2 cup Master Cook dalia/lapsi
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp Master Cook cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Master Cook mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp cashews
  • 1 tbsp peanuts
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup beans, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Chopped coriander for garnish

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 202
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.2g 16%
Saturated Fat 1.7g 8%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1184mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 18.5g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5.9g 21%
Total Sugars 3.8g
Protein 5.9g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 286mg 6%

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  • Roast dalia in a pan and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and roast mustard and cumin seeds.
  • Add cashews and peanuts to this and brown them.
  • Add onions and chillies and cook until lightly browned.
  • Throw in all the vegetables and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the roasted dalia, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Season with salt.
  • Add water, stir, taste and adjust the seasoning. Cover and let cook on a medium flame for 1 whistle.
  • Let the steam dissipate naturally. Open the cooker and fluff the dalia.
  • Squeeze some lemon juice onto it and garnish with coriander.
  • Serve hot with yogurt.

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