How to make Dalia -

Dalia and suji cooked with milk and garnished with nuts.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Broken wheat (dalia/lapsi) (दलिया/ लापसी), Semolina (rawa/suji) (रवा/सूजी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Dalia Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Dalia Recipe

  • Broken wheat (dalia/lapsi) 1 cup

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 4 tablespoons

  • Pure ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamoms 3-4

  • Milk 2 cups

  • Raisins 1 tablespoon

  • Almonds 6-7

  • Cashewnuts 6-7

  • Sugar 2 1/2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan. Add dalia and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 2

Add suji and mix well and sauté till fragrant.

Step 3

Add 1 cup water, cover and cook till water is absorbed.

Step 4

Place green cardamom seeds in a mortar.

Step 5

Add milk to the dalia and stir to mix. Cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes.

Step 6

Coarsely pound the green cardamom seeds with a pestle, add to the dalia and stir to mix.

Step 7

Add raisins and mix again. Chop almonds and cashewnuts and add to the dalia, mix and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Step 8

Add sugar and mix well and cook till the dalia is done. Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.