Green Pea and Carrot Dalia

We asked celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor… As pregnancy can be energy zapping and leave mum feeling exhausted, do you know of any energy
boosting recipes to keep pregnant ladies energised?

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor - Green pea and carrot dalia

Dalia is a healthy Indian savoury porridge. This one is made with delicious healthy veggies and works as a great energy food!

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Green Pea and Carrot Dalia

You will need

  • a pressure cooker


  • 1 cup broken wheat (dalia)
  • ½ cup shelled green peas shelled
  • 2 small carrots, diced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves


  1. Soak broken wheat in two cups of water for thirty minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds. As they begin to change colour, add the onion and sauté till translucent; add the green peas, carrots and tomato and sauté for one minute.
  3. Add the broken wheat and three cups of water; add salt to taste.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, fasten the lid of the pressure cooker and cook till the pressure is released twice (two whistles).
  5. Stir in the butter and coriander leaves and serve at once.

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