How to make Paneer Dalia Upma

How to make Paneer Dalia Upma?

Upma is one of the most famous breakfast dishes of South Indian cuisine. Paneer dalia upma is a modified version of semolina upma. Moreover, it is healthy, delicious as well as nutritious. It is also a good source of high protein and low carbohydrates and also filled with natural fiber which provides satiety to your stomach. 

The recipe is made with broken wheat (dalia), paneer, urad dal, and lots of colorful vegetables which gives it a unique flavor. This high-protein vegetarian breakfast is really good for weight loss and also provides other health benefits like improving glucose absorption, decreasing bad cholesterol, etc.

Further, paneer is rich in proteins, calcium and Vitamin D which is good for your bones health and building your muscles. On the other hand, broken wheat is filled with goodness of fiber.

So, let’s quickly dig into the recipe!

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

Total time: 25-30 minutes

Serving: 1

Ingredients for Paneer dalia upma:

  • Dalia -½ cup
  • Urad dal -1 tsp
  • Paneer -½ cup
  • Cumin seeds / Mustard seeds-1 tsp 
  • Curry leaves – 4 to 5
  • Vegetables of your choice like carrot, french beans, Green Peas, Cauliflower, tomatoes – 1 cup
  • Green chillies -1
  • turmeric powder -½ tsp 
  • Dried red chilli – ¼ tsp
  • Salt, as required
  • Oil-1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves, for garnishing
How to make Paneer Dalia Upma
Image Courtesy: Richa Sharma

Method of preparation:

  • Firstly, heat oil in a pan or kadhai, and once the pan is hot enough, then add the mustard seeds/cumin seeds, urad dal, green chilli and curry leaves. Now, keep on sauteing in medium flame, till the spices start to flutter.
  • Now, add all the vegetables and paneer cubes then saute them for 1-2 minutes and then add spices like turmeric, red chilli and salt and mix well. 
  • Next, cover the lid of the pan or kadhai and cook for 3-4 minutes. 
  • Now, add the dalia and required amount of water in the pan or kadhai and cook it on low flame after covering the lid for 5 minutes.
  • Finally, serve hot with coriander garnishing.

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