Recipe: How To Make Bulger wheat

Bulger wheat, also known as broken wheat/ Dalia is a must include option in day to day life if, you are weight conscious or diabetic. Bulger wheat not only keeps you feeling full for longer, but also is a rich source of proteins, fibre, vitamin B1 and vitamin B2.  A tasty recipe with low calories and takes less than 15 minutes to cook.

Required Ingredients:

  • Mustard seeds: ½ a teaspoon
  • Asafoetida: ¼ a teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds: ½ a teaspoon
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal):  2-3 teaspoons
  • Green chilis: 3 split into two.
  • Ginger: An inch
  • Curry leaves: 5-10
  • Salt:  to taste
  • Split green gram(moong dal): 1 cup (Optional) ( washed and kept aside)
  • Bulger wheat: 2 cups
  • Water: 5 cups

Step by step procedure to make Bulger wheat porridge:

  • Take a thick bottomed vessel and add 2 spoons of oil.


  • To the oil, add mustard seeds, asafoetida and cook for few seconds.


  • Then add cumin seeds along with split bengal gram and saute them.


  • Quickly add in the curry leaves, chopped ginger and the slit green chilis. Cook till everything turns aromatic. Careful, not to burn things up!


  • Now, add 5 cups of water, bring them to a boil and add salt till the water tastes little salty.


  • Once the water starts bubbling, add in the split green gram and bulger wheat with a steady mix.




  • Cover and cook on medium flame for 5- 10 minutes/ till the bulger gets cooked. Once cooked let the dish sit aside for 10 minutes ( Don’t worry if it sticks at the bottom, letting it sit for 10m will do the magic)

Once cooked it looks something like this.


  • Serve it with curd or Gongura pickle and enjoy your healthy meal.


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Recipe: How To Make Bulger wheat

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