Dalia and Mushroom Mix Recipe
Dalia or broken wheat or Bulgur is one of my favourite ingredients, it is versatile, used in different cuisines around the world and can be used to prepare pilafs, soups, base for vegetable and meat, can be turned into patties or a sweet dish.
It is better than eating brown rice, which I personally feel is very tasteless. Broken wheat or dalia has innumerable health benefits, some of which are listed below:
1. Because broken wheat is made from whole wheat berries, it carries a great deal of nutrition and fiber since it includes the fiber and nutrient rich outer bran and germ of the wheat. For this reason, it is often added to healthy diets, especially those eaten by people who are concerned about heart health
2. It is also a good source of iron, magnesium and phosphorus.
3. Broken wheat is more nutritious than rice, because it contains more fiber, more vitamins and minerals, and has a better glycemic index than white rice or refined flour.
The other day I wanted to use mushrooms with broken wheat and see how it turned out.
I took half a bowl of dalia and a handful of cleaned and a chopped button mushrooms.
Two pods of garlic.
One whole red chilly.
And later during cooking, I realised I desperately need some green colour, so I chopped a few spring onions.
How I cooked it
- I poured some oil in a pan and sauteed garlic, red chilly and mushroom.
- Then I added roasted dalia with salt.
- I poured water – 3 times the quantity of broken wheat.
- Simmered the gas stove and let it cook.
Garnish with the remaining pieces of spring onion or a fresh home-made dip/chutney.
I loved how it was devoid of any spices but still flavourful and a great breakfast dish. That too for a Sunday morning.
If you are in the need of some healthy breakfast dishes within no time, then you will enjoy this one.