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diwali recipes – broken wheat kheer

…diwali special recipe…

Broken wheat or dalia as  popularly known is highly nutritious because it is enriched with bran and germs, dietary fibers, manganese and is a good substitute for the staple diet of rice. Whether you mix with lentils and seasonal vegetables to make khichadi or pulav and with milk it makes a delicious dessert.

Here goes the recipe for broken wheat kheer. Enjoy !

broken wheat kheer

broken wheat kheer

broken wheat kheer


Broken Wheat (dalia): 100 gm

Milk: 500 ml

Clarified butter or Ghee: 1-2 tbsp

Sugar: 1 cup

Cardamom pods: few

Bay leaves: 1 or 2

Dry fruits: few for garnishing

Method to Prepare:

Wash and soak the broken wheat or dalia in water for 30 minutes. Drain and let it dry for few more minutes.

Heat the ghee in a pan and add the broken wheat. Fry the broken wheat till it turns light pinkish in color.

Take 500 ml of milk in a vessel and bring it to the first boil. Add the bay leaf and the cardamom pods.

Now slowly add the broken wheat and stir continuously.
Cook it on a low flame till the broken wheat become soft and tender.

Add the sugar and keep on stirring till it is incorporated well.
Check for the desired consistency and take off from the heat.

Garnish with dry fruits and serve the broken wheat kheer warm or cold.


  • Reply
    October 29, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    This recipe really make me think of my mother in law. she made similar thing… so very yummy. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Reply
    April 23, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Great recipes blog. Broken wheat kheer is really good. In Kerala we call “Payasam” make almost similarway but we never use bayleaves and my humble suggestion is that add the cardamom Little crushed just before the cooking is finished for good flavour. Thank you.

    • Reply
      April 23, 2013 at 11:29 am

      Thank you for visiting us. I understand crushed cardamom boost up the flavors. Bay leaves are almost synonymous with preparing kheer at our home. Try it next time, and am sure you will not mind it. Appreciate your suggestions.

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