A Milk Dalia Recipe to Satisfy Your Healthy, Sweet Craving - 24 Mantra Organic

A Milk Dalia Recipe to Satisfy Your Healthy, Sweet Craving - 24 Mantra Organic


Milk Dalia Recipe: Your Perfect Breakfast Companion



It may sound like an oxymoron, but milk dalia is a “healthy sweet dish” that you can enjoy without stressing about your weight. It is a common breakfast item consumed across North India. It is rich in proteins and dietary fibres, which makes it a wholesome, filling, and gratifying one-pot meal. It is such a routine preparation that almost every household adheres to a standard milk dalia recipe. Plus, you can whip it up using just a handful of ingredients that are readily available around your kitchen!


So, here we have the basic milk dalia recipe, along with a few spinoffs to make the dish more fun and interesting for everyone!

Easy Milk Dalia Recipe

As mentioned previously, this milk dalia recipe does not call for a long list of ingredients. All you need is:

  • A cup of dalia
  • Half a cup of white/brown sugar (preferably organic)
  • Four cups of milk
  • Half a cup of dry fruits and nuts, coarsely chopped
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • A dash of nutmeg powder
  • 10 to 12 strands of saffron
  • Two tablespoons of ghee

Follow these steps for the milk dalia recipe:

  1. Start by heating the ghee in the pressure cooker.
  2. Once the ghee melts, add the cup of dalia and start roasting it on a low flame for at least 5 to 8 minutes. The dalia should turn light brown or golden and release a nutty aroma.
  3. Get the roasted dalia out of the pressure cooker and set it aside.
  4. Pour the milk into the same pressure cooker. Increase the heat to medium and allow the milk to get to a roiling boil.
  5. After the milk starts simmering, add the dalia, cardamom powder, and the chopped dry fruits and nuts. Give everything a good stir and put on the lid. Wait for two whistles and then switch off the flame.
  6. Open the lid after letting out the pressure and check the consistency of the milk dalia recipe. If it is too runny, then let it simmer on a low flame (without the lid) until it gets thick. Conversely, add some hot milk to make the milk dalia thinner.
  7. Stir in the sugar and the nutmeg powder while the milk dalia is hot.
  8. Meanwhile, season a few tablespoons of hot milk with saffron strands and pour it over the milk dalia. Let it rest for a minute or two.
  9. Transfer the milk dalia into serving bowls and garnish with slivered nuts and raisins. You can serve the milk dalia hot or allow it to chill for a few seconds in the refrigerator, and serve cold.

The above milk dalia recipe will yield six servings.


Milk Dalia Recipe: Nutritional Facts

A single serving of milk dalia contains:

Calories 179 kCal
Carbohydrates 28 grams
Dietary Fibres 3 grams
Protein 4 grams
Fats 6 grams
Saturated Fats 2 grams
Sodium 190 milligrams
Potassium 133 milligrams
Calcium 184 milligrams
Iron 1 milligram


Tips and Tricks for the Milk Dalia Recipe

Do you wish to take the standard milk dalia recipe to a whole new level? Use the tips, tricks, and techniques mentioned below:

  • As the milk dalia cools, it tends to thicken. Hence, fix your consistency accordingly. While reheating the milk dalia, add 1-2 tablespoons of milk and pop it in the microwave for one minute.
  • The milk dalia from the above recipe stands for nearly three days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Roast and cook the dalia in a pressure cooker (one-part dalia and three-parts water) while you boil milk in a heavy-bottomed pan. Add the cooked dalia to the milk in the pan and reduce the mixture until you get the desired consistency then add the sugar, spices, and dry fruits – this is a quicker way to fix some milk dalia in a pan.
  • Substitute sugar with powdered jaggery, coconut or palm sugar, honey, or any other natural, organic sweetener of your choice to make this dish healthier.
  • Speaking of healthy, use organic products, such as organic ghee, organic dalia, and organic sweetener to relish the authentic and nutritious flavours of this dish.
  • Add a few tablespoons of condensed milk to give the milk dalia kheer that rich and creamy “oomph” factor. Let it simmer on a low flame to get the rabdi-like creamy mouthfeel.
  • Go crazy with the garnishing and topping! Try anything from seasonal fruits to dark chocolate shavings to reinvent how you serve and eat milk dalia!
  • If you are vegan, substitute ghee with olive oil or coconut oil and milk with dairy alternatives, such as almond milk, oats milk, soy milk, etc.
  • If you are not a fan of the granular texture, blitz the dalia into a fine powder and use it in the milk dalia recipe to get a velvety texture. However, reduce the milk quantity to two cups.

Are you excited to try out the milk dalia recipe? Treat yourself to this delightful delicacy now!

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