Cracked Wheat Porridge (Meetha Daliya)


A filling, nutritious and easy to digest recipe that can be had as breakfast, snack or even dessert. What more can one ask for!

Cracked Wheat Porridge or Meetha Daliya is traditionally eaten as a breakfast. But, in my humble opinion, it can be had anytime of the day. Whenever your sweet craving hits, you can make this fibre-rich, high nutrition, high satiety and healthy dish to snack on. In short, you would satisfy your sweet tooth with no guilt!! Talk about killing two birds with a single stone.

Cracked or broken wheat should be roasted to a dark chocolate shade as the color gets lightened up after addition of water. Roasting the broken wheat gives it a wonderful flavour. If you are short of time, you may omit roasting it. A good rule of thumb of using water is four times the quantity of broken wheat.

I use minimal quantity of sugar. Thus, you would have a just sweetened final dish. But, if you like your dishes sweet (a good judgement would be the sweetness level of market dessert suits your palate) then you should use same quantity of sugar and broken wheat- one cup.

You can substitute refined sugar with healthier options of sweetener like unrefined sugar, jaggery, palm syrup, coconut sugar, etc. It makes this cracked wheat porridge or meetha daliya healthier and guilt-free.

Omit Ghee to make it vegan and Dairy-Free. You can easily dry roast broken wheat. In case you dont have any dietary restrictions, I strongly recommend using ghee because it enhances the flavour of the dish manifolds.

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Cracked Wheat Porridge (Meetha Daliya)

A filling, nutritious and easy to digest recipe that can be had as breakfast, snack or even dessert. What more can one ask for!
Servings 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1.5 Tbsp Clarified Butter (Ghee)
  • 2 Nos Cloves laung
  • 1 No Black Cardamom Badi Elaichi
  • 1 Cup Broken Wheat (Daliya)
  • 4 Cup water
  • ½ Cup Sugar (Can be increased, as per taste)
  • 1 Tsp Clarified Butter (Ghee) Optional
  • 1 Tbsp Shredded desiccated Coconut For garnish (optional)


  • In a pressure cooker, add clarified butter, cloves, black cardamom and saute for a minute. Add broken wheat and roast to a dark brown color (chocolate color).
    1.5 Tbsp Clarified Butter (Ghee), 2 Nos Cloves, 1 No Black Cardamom
    roasting of daliya- cracked/ broken wheat
  • Add sugar, water and pressure cook for three whistles on medium flame.
    1 Cup Broken Wheat (Daliya)
    Raosted daliya and sugar
  • Daliya, sugar and spices added in cooker, before cooking
  • Open the cooker once the pressure has settled and remove the whole spices from the porridge. Top with Ghee and shredded coconut. Serve hot.
    Cracked Wheat Porridge (Meetha Daliya) final image with shredded coconut


Omit Ghee to make it vegan or replace it with any neutral tasting oil. Broken wheat can be easily dry roasted.
Calories: 180kcal
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Bachelor recipe, breakfast, Dessert, easy recipe, healthyfood, Quick Meal, quirkycook, QuirkyRecipe, sweet, vegan

Below segment gives an approximate of the nutrition facts (using a third party calculator) of the recipe.

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