Wednesday, February 11, 2009

daliya tahiri

hey my weight loss has come on a plateau again, not loosing anymore....i know it is because i have completely stopped any aerobic activity, i am not even going for my evening walks......last two weeks have been really dull and thought i think is the time to start again with the walking dancing routine......see i even started typing faster more cheating now and i will stick to my fruits and vegetables teamed with daliya, poha and mixed grain rotis, all these things work so well for me, now it is time to move to another level............hmmm...

made daliya tahiri today and i like it without any side dish, though plain curds or my amla garlic chutny will go well with it.

tahiri is a rice dish cooked with a lot of vegetables and a li'l lighter than pulav and is a traditional rice preparation in UP. it can be well adapted with daliya or other grains.

i made it without oil of course.

daliya is such a fiber rich and low cal food and of course the nutritional value is what we all are aware of, but most people dislike the taste of daliya especially with vegetables.

i remember when we had ghee soaked daliya halwa as parsada at anandpur sahib gurudwara, everybody licked their hands n slurped even the last bit of parsada within seconds, we take the parsada in both our hands and the amount of ghee is so much that it trickles down from between your is damn tasty n you can't stop yourself once it hits your palms.......:D

another tasty sinful preparation is thick reduced kheer of daliya with lots of cream in it.

healthy daliya dishes are considered to be a challange in terms of taste and texture, it becomes gooyi n lumpy after cooking it with veggies without ghee or oil.......this is one recipe which is oil free and more like upma or poha......let's see if you all like it.
for me it is a non fussy tasty one and many people seem to like it for it's taste apart from it's being nutritious..


daliya or broken wheat or burgul 1/2 cup
buttermilk 1 cup
chopped carrots 1/2 cup
2-3 florets of broccoli, halved
chopped spring onions 1/4 cup
peas 2 tbsp
chopped cabbage3-4 tbsp
chopped ginger n green chillies to taste
salt n pepper to taste
chopped coriander 2 tbsp


soak the daliya in buttermilk for 2-3 hrs, it should get dry after soaking all the buttermilk.

now mix all the ingredients (keeping aside a few coriander leaves n spring onion greens for garnish) together in a microwave safe bowl with a lid and microwave on high for 2 minutes, stir once and microwave again for another 2 minutes.
garnish and serve with amla chutny or green chutny.


  1. I was wondering around Tahiri a month back,when I posted a chicken thahiri recipe..guess It had really no connection with the original Tahiri..
    This is so healthy much of color n veggies..yummy..DO start your walking dancing routines..will sure cheer up your mind n body!!.:)

  2. I'm amazed how you can cook such tasty zero fat meals.About my son,he is already taking homeo for a year now.We are careful when he has cold or infection,other days he is very normal.the peanut milk sounds unique,do you have the recipe?.
    And please trail back to my blog for a
    token of gratitude:)

  3. thanks for the token.
    yes i will make this peanut milk, take pics and post it on my blog is mostly like the almond milk you prepared, peanuts are cheaper in India and i have got the privilege to teach some tribals of jharkhand state to make cheaper substitutes of milk for their children.
    i make soy milk ,bean curd n tofu at home too, but recently i have been very busy with mithi to make all these time consuming things at home.....
    i 'll try n post them very soon.