Daliya Soup

Daliya Soup is a very usual item for Iftaar in Ramadhan in my house. I had first tasted it in my Khala/Aunt’s house and since then loved it always. It is highly nutritious and useful for a body which has been fasting throughout the day providing it with vital nutrients and comforting it.

Daliya/Broken Wheat and Whole Green Gram/Sabut Moong Dal

Daliya is Broken wheat. It is also used to prepare Haleem, an another Ramadhan special dish for Muslims.

Do not serve serve it piping hot when you break the fast at Iftaar. Serve it lukewarm. Your kids will also enjoy this healthy and nutritious soup.

Daliya -Broken Wheat and Lentils Soup


Home made Ghee/Clarified Butter – 2 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste –  1 tbsp
Tomato – 2, medium sized, finely chopped
Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Salt – 2 tsp
Dry roasted Coriander/Dhaniya powder – 1/4 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi – 1/8 tsp
Broken Wheat Kernels/Daliya – 1 cup, washed and soaked for 30 minutes
Whole Green gram/Sabut Moong Dal – 1/2 cup, washed and soaked for 30 minutes
Water – 1.5 litre
Lemon juice- 1/8 cup
Chopped Cilantro/Kothmir – 5 tbsp


1. In a pressure cooker at medium heat pour ghee and as soon as it warms up, add ginger garlic paste and stir fry it till it golden bworn in colour. Add 4 tbsp chopped cilantro and mix well. Immediately add chopped tomatoes and red chilli powder, salt, turmeric and coriander powder. Stir to mix and half cover the lid for 3 minutes.
2. Drain the soaked dal and wheat kernels.
3. Add the drained dal and wheat to the pressure cooker and give it a stir. Pour in water and pressure cook it for 10 minutes or until the dal and the wheat kernels are done.
4. You can add more water if needed at this point. Let the soup boil uncovered for 3-4 minutes. Garnish with remaining chopped cilantro, add lemon juice and serve lukewarm.

This goes to ‘Joy from feasting to Fasting’. Luv, Mona

20 thoughts on “Daliya Soup

  1. I tried making this today and Alhumdullilah it was very nice,we enjoyed it during watching India-Pakistan Match.

    And Congratulations we won.

    JazakAllah sister Mona.

    Congratulations to you too Fouzia.

  2. hi mona… I happened to stumble upon your blog recently, & I must say, I’m so pleased I did!!!! I’v made a mental note of SOOOO many recipes I want to try my hand at…inshaAllah I’l let you know how they turn out – when I do 🙂

    i do have a quick question though… is “broken wheat” the same as “cracked wheat”? I have that sitting at home, & am wondering if I can use that here… it looks pretty much the same as the picture…

    thanks for the great recipes!

    Cracked wheat takes a little bit longer time to cook. You can substitute it for Broken wheat~Mona

  3. The soup looks so appetizing. Reminds me of the Haleem stands in Hyderabad during Ramzan. Can you please post any vegetarian version of haleem. I would love to try it.

    You can try my Haleem recipe, I have explained there how to prepare a vegetarian version too~Mona

  4. Hi Mona, how’s the fasting going ?
    I’m already running out of what soups to make everyday. I’d love to try this soup, but hubby is a fussy eater, so i get restricted with so many things. This soup looks so wholesome n yummy. Maybe i’ll come over one day n break fast with you 🙂

    Kate, Alhamdulillah my fasts are going on good. Sure!, do drop by sometime, it will be a pleasure to have your company.~Mona

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