Warm Roasted Veggies with Daliya (Broken wheat) recipe:
A perfect winter lunch – Daliya with carrots, spinach, red radish and Spring onions and a Chili vinegar dressing.
What more can I ask for this winter but a tasty lunch that doesn’t add those extra calories and is best eaten off a (salad) bowl. Winters is a foodies wonder season, all the green leafy veggies and an undying appetite for everything is the season’s best blessings. Oh! All the stuffed parathas (Indian flat bread), like this and mouth-watering halwas (Indian sweet) , it’s the eating season, let’s eat our hearts out people. But no, what about my resolution, I had to get back in shape this year remember. Sorry, if I am annoying you with my rants over failed resolutions, but it will soon be over for we have only a couple of days to the New Year. Now, there you caught me again, isn’t it almost time we got into the Christmas and New Year festivities already. Well whatever, just before I find myself a new excuse to indulge into the forbidden food-fare, here’s one recipe that can help cut down on the guilt a bit.
Ingredients (Serves 1 or 2):
- ½ cup dalia(broken wheat)
- 2 small spring onions, fine diced
- 2 small carrots, cut to fine flat strips, using a vegetable peeler
- 10-12 spinach leaves
- 3-4 red round radish, cut to thin flat rounds
- ½ tsp cumin seeds
- ½ tsp red chilli flakes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- Salt to taste
For the dressing:
- ½ tsp roasted red chilli flakes
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp cider vinegar
- A pinch of salt
- Cook daliya (broken wheat) with water just like rice in the microwave or pressure cooker.
- Mix all the dressing ingredients and keep aside. Also toss the red radish with a pinch of salt and entire lime juice and keep aside.
- In a frying pan or wok dry roast the cumin seeds and chilli flakes and then add to it a tbsp olive oil.
- Just when it starts to sizzle, add in the spring onions and fry for a few seconds and then top up with the entire boiled daliya (broken wheat). Add salt to taste and toss for only a minute and plate up in a salad bowl.
- Put the same greased pan back on a medium flame and add the carrot strips and the spinach. Toss with a pinch of salt only till it wilts and add it on top of the plated daliya.
- Finally spread the treated radish on the top and enjoy hot with the already prepared dressing.
Dos and Don’ts:
Just serve it warm and do not fry for too long. It is best enjoyed with the crunch of the vegetables intact. Also, trust oatmeal can be a good alternative to Daliya with its cooking time reduced by far of course.
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