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5 Cracked Wheat Daliya Khichdi Recipes for Your Growing Child

Priya Mankotia
1 to 3 years

Created by Priya Mankotia
Updated on Sep 14, 2017

5 Cracked Wheat Daliya Khichdi Recipes for Your Growing Child

Daliya recipe reminds everyone of their childhood days, when our mothers feds Daliya, especially the kheer or porridge or its variation sweet dalia. We all have heard and are familiar with the name Dalia khichdi. This cereal has never been off the shelf and is very popular as breakfast cereal. It is easy to digest, light for stomach and anytime a yummy option to eat. At least i like it a lot and so does my daughter (mostly the Laapsi). Today, I would like to share a few of my favourite dalia recipes with you moms, and also try to highlight why daliya should be an important part of our children’s diet.

 

What Is Daliya?

Daliya is essentially broken/cracked wheat or bulgur wheat used across continents as a health superfood. In India, we generally use daliya made from wheat, though we may have come across corn, barley and buckwheat daliya too. Some varieties of daliya are thick, while some others are thin in texture and consistency.

Is Daliya Good For Babies and Toddlers?

Daliya is made from whole wheat and is a great source of fiber, and keeps the digestive tract healthy. Daliya contains insoluble fiber making bowel movements easier for the child. It is a good source of proteins and lends quick energy thanks to the carbohydrate content in it. Additionally, daliya is absorbed slowly by the body, making the baby feel full longer. You can give daliya to babies after the age of 7 months.

 

5 Easy to Make And Nutritious Daliya Khichdi Recipes For Babies And Toddlers

Here are a few known, quick and healthy recipes for your child that will tempt even the fussy eaters.

1. Sweet Laapsi For Babies:

daliya for babies

Here is the list of Laapsi ingredients along with preparation method..  

Laapsi Ingredients Quantity
Broken Wheat / Dalia ½ Bowl
Jaggery 1 Tablespoon
Water 3 - 3 ½ bowl
Ghee 2/3 Tablespoon

Method For Making Laapsi For Babies

  • Add ghee in a pressure cooker, followed by the broken wheat. Roast the wheat till it turns golden brown
  • Mix jaggery and water together. Boil this mixture till the jaggery is completely dissolved
  • Add the jaggery water to the roasted broken wheat and pressure cook on a medium flame for 3 whistles
  • Once the pressure releases, scoop it out in a bowl and serve hot

 

2. Sweet Porridge/ Dalia Porridge Recipe

sweet daliya porridge for babies

Here is the list of ingredients & preparation method to make sweet dalia Porridge..

Sweet Dalia Ingredients Quantity
Dalia/ Broken Wheat ½ Cup
Ghee 1/2 Tablespoon
Milk 2 Bowl
Sugar/Jaggery 2 Tablespoon
Cashews & Almonds 10-12
Water As per need

Method To Prepare Sweet Dalia Porridge

  • In a pan, heat ghee and roast the nuts and keep aside for later use
  • In the same pan, roast the dalia for about 1-2 minutes, till it starts giving a nice aroma. Keep stirring continuously
  • Now add milk, mix well and bring to a boil
  • Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring in between. It may take longer, if dalia is thick
  • When it thickens to your desired consistency and dalia is cooked, add sugar/ jaggery and mix
  • You may add more milk or water to adjust consistency
  • Mix cardamom powder and nuts in the end and serve
  • You may also cook this in a pressure cooker till 2-3 whistles and then reduce the milk with open lid till you get desired consistency
  • If using thick dalia then cook till 4-5 whistles

 

3. Dalia Upma For Babies

Here is the list of ingredients & preparation method to make Dalia Upma..

vegetable daliya for baby

Dalia Upma Ingredients Quantity
Broken Wheat / Dalia 1/2 Bowl
Ghee/Oil 1 Tablespoon
Mustard Seeds 1/2 Tablespoon
Jeera As per need
Curry Leaves 8-10
Chopped Vegetables (carrots, potatoes, beans, capsicum) 1/2 Cup
Green Peas 1/4 Cup
green chilly slit 1
Salt As per taste
Water As per need

Method To Prepare Daliya Upma For Children

  • Dry roast dalia till you start getting an aroma. Keep it aside to cool
  • In a deep pan, add some ghee, mustard seeds, jeera and curry leaves
  • When they start crackling add heeng and mentioned veggies
  • Add water, turmeric, and salt and bring the water to boil
  • Gradually add dalia stirring continuously to avoid lumps
  • If cooking in a cooker close the lid and let it whistle for once or twice on a low flame
  • If cooking in a pan then cover the lid for 10-15 minutes or till the dalia is soft
  • You may add more water if need be.

 

4. Vegetable Dalia For Babies & Toddlers

Check list of ingredients & preparation method to make Vegetable Daliya..

Vegetable Dalia Ingredients Quantity
Broken Wheat / Dalia 1/2 Bowl
Ghee/Oil 1 Tablespoon
Mustard Seeds 1/2 Tablespoon
Curry Leaves 8-10
Chana Dal ¼ Tablespoon
Urad Dal ¼  Tablespoon
Cashews 5-6 pieces
Chopped Vegetables (carrots, potatoes, beans, capsicum) 1/2 Cup
Green Peas 1/4 Cup
green chilly slit 1
Salt As per taste
Water As per need

Method of Prepare: Vegetable Daliya

  • Dry roast dalia for 2-3 minutes till slightly brown and gives out roasted aroma and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a kadhai/pan
  • Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add urad and chana dal curry leaves. Sauté for a few seconds
  • Add onions and green chillies(optional) and sauté till transparent
  • Add cashews and sauté them
  • Add all vegetables, sauté
  • Add salt to taste and cook covered for few minutes
  • Add 2 cups of water and let it heat
  • Now add the roasted dalia and mix well so that no lumps are formed
  • Cook on simmer while stirring in between
  • Turn off the heat when water is absorbed and keep covered for a few minutes
  • Fluff up using a fork and serve hot

 

5. Dalia Kheer Recipe For Babies And Toddlers

Check list of ingredients & preparation method to make Daliya Kheer..

Dalia Kheer Ingredients Quantity
Broken Wheat / Dalia 1/2 Bowl
Ghee 1 & ½ Tablespoon
Milk 2 Cups
Sugar/Jaggery 2 Tablespoon
Cardamom Pods – Powdered 2-3
Cashews & Almonds 10-12
Raisins 10-12
Water As per need

Method To Prepare Dalia Kheer Recipi For Babies And Toddlers

  • In a pan, heat ghee and roast the nuts and keep aside for later use
  • In the same pan, roast the dalia for about 1-2 minutes, till it starts giving a nice aroma. Keep stirring continuously
  • Now add milk, mix well and bring to a boil
  • Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring in between. It may take longer, if dalia is thick
  • When it thickens to your desired consistency and dalia is cooked, add sugar/ jaggery and mix
  • You may add more milk or water to adjust consistency
  • Mix cardamom powder and nuts in the end and serve
  • You may also cook this in a pressure cooker till 2-3 whistles and then reduce the milk with open lid till you get desired consistency
  • If using thick dalia then cook till 4-5 whistles

Did you like the recipes? Please do share some more recipes if you have in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you.

 

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| Feb 13, 2018

hello everyone

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| Jan 29, 2018

very nice receipe but the problem is that my son dont like sweet

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| Jan 27, 2018

I liked the salty one.... superb...... thanks fr the recipes

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| Jan 23, 2018

I wanna increase for my baby weight which diet food is good for him.

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| Jan 20, 2018

nice

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| Jan 12, 2018

is there any malayalam

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| Dec 16, 2017

gud recipe

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| Dec 16, 2017

Good recipies

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| Dec 08, 2017

good

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| Dec 04, 2017

Thank you for the recipe.

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| Nov 28, 2017

does this broken wheat available at grocery shop

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| Nov 25, 2017

which food my baby weight increase

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| Nov 24, 2017

how many ages I give this food to my child

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| Nov 21, 2017

OK thanks

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| Nov 20, 2017

what food incress my baby weight

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| Nov 20, 2017

really its super

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| Nov 15, 2017

very nice recipe s

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| Nov 08, 2017

very healthy recipes thanks

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| Oct 27, 2017

my baby six month old

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| Oct 27, 2017

what food to increase weight for my baby.

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| Oct 20, 2017

Daliya upma could be a better replacement of regular rawa or suji upma..

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| Oct 17, 2017

good

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| Oct 17, 2017

good

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| Oct 15, 2017

hiw to prepare for lunch for my baby

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| Oct 11, 2017

The

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| Oct 04, 2017

Nice recipe's

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| Oct 01, 2017

plz some more healthy recipe for my baby

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| Sep 29, 2017

what should we give them healthy food

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| Sep 24, 2017

healthy recipes

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| Sep 23, 2017

Nice

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| Sep 17, 2017

nice recipes

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| Sep 15, 2017

nice recipes

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| Sep 15, 2017

Excellent recipe, really its very healthy diet for babies and children

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| Sep 06, 2017

nice recipe

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| Sep 05, 2017

very useful thnx

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| Sep 05, 2017

very nice thank u

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| Sep 03, 2017

very nic

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| Sep 02, 2017

Very simple n easy to make thank u

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| Aug 30, 2017

awesome recipes,very simple,easy and quick to prepare... thanks

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| Aug 26, 2017

plz tell me the diet chart for teenager child

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| Aug 26, 2017

please tell me nutritional food for 5yrs old daughter

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| Aug 26, 2017

plz tell me nutritional food for 15 years boy

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| Aug 24, 2017

Can you tell 8 th month baby boy food recipes

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| Aug 24, 2017

Very interesting

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| Aug 22, 2017

is egg bhurji is good for 1 year baby

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| Aug 19, 2017

nice will give daily

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| Aug 18, 2017

any other recipe apart from daliya

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| Aug 18, 2017

Is there any need to wash daliya before doing these recipes?

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| Aug 18, 2017

very nice recipies . ..

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| Aug 18, 2017

my child's immunity power is low so pls guide me to increase it.

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| Aug 17, 2017

good ones

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| Aug 17, 2017

Here are 6 Healthy Millet Recipes for Your Child. Start your child on these grain with these easy recipes. https://www.parentcircle.com/article/6-healthy-millet-recipes-for-your-child/

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| Aug 13, 2017

Good

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| Aug 13, 2017

nice

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| Aug 11, 2017

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| Aug 01, 2017

can i feed porriage to my 9months old daughter without teeth

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| Jul 25, 2017

Can I feed this recipe to my 4 months baby??

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| Jul 22, 2017

my child loves first with little amount of milk.

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| Jul 21, 2017

super

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| Jul 18, 2017

ok

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| Jul 10, 2017

All dalia recipies r

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| Jul 10, 2017

Nothing only the difference is ...In 3rd dalia they added urad and channa dal.... otherwise both r similar

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| Jul 10, 2017

thanks for d dalia recipe..

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| Jul 09, 2017

super

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| Jul 06, 2017

can I start Dalia for my 1 yr 9 month baby

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| Jul 03, 2017

Can i start daliya to my 1 yr 9 mth kid

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| Jul 02, 2017

What is the difference between third and fourth?

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| Jul 02, 2017

Thnx for these recipes.. I'll try for my baby

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| Jul 02, 2017

Nice recipes

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| Jul 01, 2017

Thanks for this recipes I to try 4th one for my baby

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| Jul 01, 2017

thnx for this recipe... my baby like the 4th one.. but i will try other 4

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| Jun 30, 2017

ya I like it, thanks.

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| Jun 30, 2017

thanks 4 these recipes plz mujhay dalia kay alawa koi aur recipes bataye meri beti daliya kha kha kr boar ho gaye hai

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| Jun 30, 2017

thnx

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| Jun 30, 2017

That's really nutritious, thanks so much for sharing.

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| Jun 30, 2017

great recipes

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| Jun 30, 2017

thanks for these recipes

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| Jun 30, 2017

Thank you all.. yes you can give it to 9+ month baby also but mash it nicely and than feed.

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| Jun 30, 2017

thanks for the recipe

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| Jun 29, 2017

are these for my 10th month baby?

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| Jun 29, 2017

my baby is in her 7 th month,can i give my little one dalia?

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| Jun 29, 2017

thank you for sharing . i will definitely try these

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| Jun 29, 2017

I am gonna try all of these.

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| Jun 29, 2017

So many variety of daliya , i would definitely try all these recipe.

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| Jun 29, 2017

Too good. I was aware of only Dalia recipe. I would be able to give variety.

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