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Dalia Idli (Cracked Wheat Recipe With Steamed Dumplings): A Diabetes Friendly Recipe

Broken wheat recipes for weight loss are getting widely popular.If you are here for a diabetes friendly recipe, then this one will come in handy.

I love cracked wheat for its sheer range of health benefits. For a long time, I have been wanting to make idlis with dalia (broken wheat), but never had the courage. But my recent successful experiments with oats, ragi, and buckwheat idlis prompted me to go ahead with broken wheat as the main ingredient. So here I am with dalia idli - hubby simply loved these super soft, full of nutrition idlis.


Dalia /Broken Wheat
As a rich source of fiber, cracked wheat aids in digestion. As a result, it aids in weight loss and weight management. It supplies your body with its regular dose of manganese. A rich source of protein and enzymes.



Cracked Wheat Benefits Whole grains, such as cracked wheat, are a holy grail for weight loss, helping you maintain a healthy body weight. Also known as bulgar wheat, daliya or dalia comprises grains of wheat crushed into…

Rajgira-Kuttu Roti for Vrat

I am in love with singhara/kuttu roti since childhood, especially mom-made singhara parantha is something I miss here in Delhi. But now I have the courage to roll it out myself. Thankfully, I am introduced to another healthy grain - amaranth or rajgira. Never before did I knew that sil (rajgira) ladoo that I relish so much are made of a flour that is loaded with health benefits. I will do another page on amaranth benefits.

I had bought one amaranth seeds packet a few months back to make my favorite ladoos. But I haven't yet tried to do so. I was wondering what else I could do with these rajgira seeds. Got the idea to grind these seeds into powder and then make rotis with it. Voila! My experiment worked again.

Thanks to rajgira flour, I did not find the dough sticky and it was easy to roll out chapatis.

Let's get to the recipe for vrat roti or amaranth-singhara/kuttu roti:

Ingredients

1/2 cup- amaranth flour
1/2 cup- kuttu or singhara atta
2-3 potatoes
salt as per taste
cumin s…

Kadhi for Fast; Rajgira Kadhi

Kadhi is a widely popular in north India, especially Punjabi homes. Then there is a special Guajarati Kadhi and Rajasthani Kadhi as well. We can savor kadhi everyday. Now you can relish your favorite kadhi during fasting days as well. How? Let's see!

Take all the ingredients that you are allowed to enjoy during fast:






Ingredients
1 cup- dahi (curd)
2 tbsp- rajgira atta (amaranth)
sendha namak
green chilly/red chilly
ginger (if allowed) - we need ginger-chilly paste
coriander leaves
sabut dhaniya
2 cups of water (or more if you want the kadhi more watery)
Roasted almond powder
Jeera (cumin seeds)
Ghee (clarified butter)

Procedure


Mix curd and singhara atta.Make sure there aren't any lumps.Add salt and water. Whisk well.Dry roast 8-10 almonds. Let them cool and then grind into powder. Usually most recipes use peanut powder, but I always substitute it with almonds.Take a deep bottom vessel.Add ghee.When the ghee is hot, add jeera and sabut dhaniya.Let them splutter.Next add ginger-c…

My Food Story

Food was never a passion, nor was I a food lover ever. I am not a foodie still. But what drove me into cooking was a self-imposed "challenge."
Before marriage, I would only make simple dal and rotis - this is all that I learned, since I was more into studies and my dad always wanted his daughters to earn laurels outside the kitchen. I am proud to say I have tried to live up to his expectations (though I failed to be an IAS officer, which was his dream). Nevertheless I have assumed the role of an entrepreneur through my abilities, God's & parents' blessings, & my hubby's support. My dad remains my inspiration, and my hubby my guide. I got married to the boy of my choice - yes, it was a love-cum-arrange marriage (where a Punjabi girl tied the nuptial knot with an Odiya boy from a traditional Odiya family). My in-laws are Odiyas, and their food habits, style of cooking, and the value given to food & cooking are completely different from what I have lear…
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