Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Soupy Dalia

Soupy Dalia
with Tomato Cheese toast sprinkled with Basil and Olive oil smear

The Christmas weekend passed away quietly in bed, brought down by the twins cough n cold and their roguish brother, fever.

I had no mood to cook and I rarely get a relief from cooking. I was expected to make something tasty for the person not suffering like me as well as make it edible for myself.

This meal lifted my mood instantly. It took me just 20 mins to put both the toast and the soup together.


1/4 cup dalia/ broken wheat
1 onion chopped
1 tomato diced
1 carrot diced
1/4 cup peas
1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 teaspoon kitchen king masala
2 teaspoon oil
salt to taste

Heat a pressure cooker. Pour oil. Fry the onions till transluscent. Add the broken wheat and fry a bit. Then dump in all the vegetables. Add the salt and the masala. Top up with water. About 3 glasses. Close the lid and allow 3 whistles. Put off heat. Let it cool. Open the lid. Stir in the fresh cilantro.

Serve hot. While the soup is getting ready get the toast ready with a slice of tomato n cheese and sprinkle on dry basil. In a serving plate pour some Olive oil for smearing the toast. Enjoy the warm bite and the hot sip.

Wrap yourselves up, winter is here to stay and the showers don't seem to stop.


  1. I hope you are feeling better now!

  2. Yes much better Nupur, thanks for inquiring. You know what my Chimi baby comes running to me when I cough. Don't know what she feels. I think she wants to pet me.

  3. I think there's something in the air ... we were down with cold and flu too! Glad, to know you are feeling better Anjali! I have had Dalia only as Dalia Kheer ... this is fantastic! So homely, and very soothing!

  4. Hi Anjali hope you are better now. I love Dalia but never knew we could make such delectable soup with that. its looks so comforting and warming. thanks for sharing.


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