I am always on the look out for healthy recipes which are quick to make and are comforting as well. Past few weeks have not been great health wise and thus comes the focus on nutritious food packed with goodness of essential nutrients.
I love having couscous in my salads but this time around I was running out of it hence decided to go for a porridge like dish made of bulgur or broken wheat. I was bored with oats so did not opt for it.
It is a diabetic friendly dish which is high on fibre and protein. Easy to make and something which you can lay on the table in 20 minutes.
Cooking Time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4
1 1/4 cup daliya / broken wheat / bulgur
1 finely chopped onion
1 finely chopped tomato
1 finely chopped capsicum
1/4 cup shredded carrot (optional)
1/4 cup peas
2 finely chopped green chillies
2 tsp canola oil
1/2 tsp carrom seeds
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 cups water
Salt to taste
In a pressure cooker, heat some oil and add cumin seeds followed by carom seeds.
Once they sizzle, add some green chillies followed by onions.
Cook them until translucent, add tomatoes and cook them for a minute.
Add capsicum, peas and sautee them well. You could also add broccoli, sweet corn to the mixture.
Add all the dry spices and mix well and season it with salt as required.
Add bulgur to this mixture and roast it well until the spices are coated well with it.
Add 3 cup warm water to the mixture, mix well and close the lid of the pressure cooker.
Pressure cook until 3 whistles and turn off the heat.
I served this with mango milkshake on a weekend taking in the views from my balcony. Until next time happy cooking!