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3 Simple Dalia Recipes For Weight Loss - 24 Mantra Organic
3 Simple Dalia Recipes For Weight Loss
Dalia, also known as broken or cracked wheat, has always been an important part of the Indian diet. Fada, samba rava, or godhuma rava are a few of the names used to refer to it in different parts of the country.
Organic dalia is extremely nutritious and easy on the metabolism while being an ecologically sustainable grain as well. Organic dalia is grown without the use of harmful pesticides and insecticides. This helps reduce health risks with organic purity and enhance taste.
Being a minimally processed food, organic dalia is incredibly rich in protein and fibre. Protein is an essential macronutrient that takes a long time to digest. This helps us feel ‘full’ for longer and prevents snacking in between meals.
Fibre is yet another nutrient that aids weight loss in the same manner. It also helps with digestion. At the same time, it has a low glycemic index (GI) value of less than 55, which indicates a low output of sugar when digested.
Dalia Nutritional Information Per 100g
|Total Calorie Content||342|
|Total Fat||1.3 g (2%)|
|Dietary Fibre||18 g|
|Total Protein||12 g (24%)|
|Total Carbohydrate||76 g (25%)|
Due to all these above-mentioned reasons, dalia recipes for weight loss are quite popular. While it is healthy and easy to cook, it can seem bland and uninteresting. However, with these delicious and simple vegetable dalia recipes for weight loss, you can incorporate this wonderful grain into your diet and aid your weight loss journey easily!
Vegetable Dalia Khichdi
This is a very simple vegetable dalia recipe for weight loss. It is quick and filling. It is a great breakfast dish but can be eaten for lunch or dinner as well. The best thing about it is that it is flexible and can be tweaked for the best possible taste!
- Roast one cup of dalia for a few minutes over a low flame or until light brown in colour. Once roasted, take it off the heat and set aside.
- Use a pressure cooker to heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Heat should be maintained at medium flame.
- Add a teaspoon each of mustard seeds and cumin once oil is sufficiently hot.
- Once they start to ‘pop’ or ‘crackle’, add cashews and peanuts according to taste (optional).
- Next, add about a cup of chopped onion. Add 1-2 green chillis or according to taste. Saute until onions turn a light brown in colour.
- Add vegetables. You can experiment with your favourite veggies to see what works best. Saute the veggies for approximately 4 minutes or until cooked.
- Add dalia into the pressure cooker.
- Next, add one teaspoon of red chilli powder and half a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Add salt and garam masala (optional) to taste. Mix well.
- Pour one and a half cup of water into the cooker. Use more water if you prefer a runny consistency. Mix everything once again and close the pressure cooker with its lid.
- Maintaining a medium flame, cook until two whistles of the cooker.
- Use a little lemon juice and coriander for garnish and enjoy!
This is a dalia recipe for weight loss that can be a wonderful snack as well as a meal! An extremely quick preparation, it serves as a perfect dish for those looking to reduce their carbohydrate consumption.
- Take a saucepan or any vessel full of water. Bring to a boil.
- Add a small amount of oil and salt to taste.
- Add half a cup of dalia to the water and cook for up to 7 minutes. Once it is soft and doesn’t taste raw, you know it is cooked.
- Drain the water and let the dalia cool down.
- Take the chopped vegetables in a large bowl. You can use whichever ones you like – cucumber, tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce, capsicum and peas are some options.
- Add chopped mushrooms (optional).
- Add the cooked dalia to the same bowl.
- Add 1/4th cup chopped pudina, one tablespoon of lemon juice, half teaspoon of olive oil and salt to taste. Mix thoroughly.
- Chill and enjoy!
Sweet Dalia Porridge
Sweet cravings are inevitable even when on a diet! This simple and healthy dalia recipe for weight loss is low in sugar and thus, is good for diabetic patients as well. It is also a great dessert that children will enjoy!
- Heat one tablespoon of oil in a heavy bottom pan or pressure cooker.
- Maintaining medium heat, add half a cup of dalia.
- Roast well for 2-4 minutes while stirring continuously until it turns light brown in colour.
- Add one and half cups of water and mix well.
- Cook for up to six minutes or pressure cook until soft.
- Add one and a half cups of milk.
- Add sugar to taste (1/3rd cup approximately).
- Allow it to simmer or lightly boil on a medium to low flame for 8-9 minutes while stirring occasionally.
- Add elaichi, chopped cashews and almonds and cinnamon (optional) according to taste. Keep stirring every now and then.
- Let it simmer for another minute or two. Serve hot and enjoy!
These three recipes are only the beginning! With a grain as versatile and healthy as dalia, there is no end to the number of different ways it can be incorporated into our diet.
Making these recipes with organic dalia will only enrich the experience. Enjoy better taste and better nutrition with organic dalia while supporting sustainable farming practices! Organic farming helps small farmers and protects the planet at the same time.
Start your weight loss journey while staying in harmony with nature by cooking with organic dalia. Experiment with dalia recipes for weight loss and you wouldn’t want to go back to processed grains!
Try 24 Mantra Organic’s Wheat Daliya and feel the goodness inside!