Daliya Pulao (broken Wheat Pulao)

I have started experimenting with alternative grains quite recently for my daughter who hates rotis and rice. This is a recipe I tried after she took to masala oats. I have made it a bit watery for her sake. And I have avoided ginger, garlic, chili powder for her sake. Ideally I would have loved adding peas too, but she hates peas. The best part about this recipe is it can be made in so many avatars. A slight tweaking and this pulao can become a biriyani, upma, bisibele bath and any variety rice. Add any veggies you like and pressure cooking makes it easy to cook and soft too.

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Preparation Time: 
15 Min
Cooking Time: 
15 Min


Broken Wheat- 1 cup
Green gram lentil- 1/2 cup
Tomatoes- 3
Carrots- 2
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Salt- to taste
Curry leaves-5 leaves
Water- 1 and 1/2 cup
Oil- 2 tsp
Cloves- 2
Cinnamon stick- 1 inch long
Chop the onion and veggies. Soak the washed daliya and lentils in 1 cup water for 15 minutes.
Heat oil and add the whole spices. Roast them for 2 minutes and add the cumin seeds.
When cumin splutters, add chopped onion and saute till onion browns, before adding tomatoes.
Add salt and saute tomatoes till they wilt. Once tomatoes wilt, add the turmeric and chopped vegetables.
Add the washed daliya and lentils followed by water. Cover the pressure cooker and cook up to 2 whistles.
Serve warm. If you want it less watery add half the amount of water mentioned above.