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.
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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.