Dalia Upma Recipe

Daliya or broken wheat is very nutritious as it contains fibre. Daliya Upma is similar to rava upma but healthier. It is easy to make and tastes delicious.

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Daliya Upma

A simple recipe that makes for a good breakfast or snack.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Gayatri Vivek


  • Daliya small: 1 cup
  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Rai ½ tsp
  • Urad dal ½ tsp
  • Hing a pinch
  • Ginger 1” piece. finely chopped
  • Onion 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Carrot 1 small, finely chopped
  • Capsicum 1 small, finely chopped
  • vegetables of your choice - peas, potatoes, spring onions etc
  • Green chillies 2, chopped
  • Curry leaves 10 nos
  • Water 2.5 cups
  • Salt as required


  1. Prepare the ingredients for the upma.

  2. Heat a pan and dry roast the daliya till a nice aroma comes. Ensure that you don’t burn the daliya. It will taste bitter in that case.
  3. In another pan, take oil and when it gets hot, add rai, urad dal and hing. When it starts to splutter, add chopped ginger green chillies and onion. Fry till the onions are cooked.
  4. Then add capsicum, carrot and curry leaves and fry for some time.
  5. Add 2.5 cups of water and let it boil.
  6. When the mixture comes to a boil, add the dry roasted daliya and mix it well. Add salt and keep stirring.
  7. The water will get absorbed and when you get upma-like consistency, turn off the flame.
  8. Serve hot with pickle or chutney.


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