Dalia (broken wheat) for Babies – Health Benefits and Recipes

Dalia is one of the first solid foods for the baby as they are packed with nourishment.

Updated: April 1, 2019


When to start giving solid foods to your babies is a big concern for most of the parents. If you are not sure about it then consult a pediatricians who can guide you on this. Generally they recommend to give solid foods to a healthy baby when he or she is about 6 months old.You need to take care of a lot of things once you start giving solid to your baby. Every parents worry about their baby’s health and growth which is quite natural. Once your baby starts growing , you will be worried about many things related to his or her growth. Introducing the right solid of correct quantity is the top most thing that need to concern about.

What Is Daliya(broken wheat)?

Daliya is widely known as broken wheat or even cracked wheat across the country. You can make dalia in a variety of ways. It is widely cultivated across India. It helps babies in digestion. It has numerous health benefits and  to gain weight. It has multiple benefits that a baby need to grow.  Below are the health benefits of dalia for babies.

When Can You Start Giving Daliya to Infants?

Dalia is one of the first solid foods for the baby as they are packed with nourishment. You can start giving Dalia to a baby from the age of 7-8 months. If your baby's digestion problem, it is best to wait until she is about 10 months to 12 months old so that he can digest the solids properly and get the benefits from it. Dalia is good for babies because it makes your baby's tummy full, provides a good amount of energy, and even stimulates the digestion system. Dalia helps improve growth and metabolism as it contains lots of nutrition and fibre.

Health Benefits of Broken Wheat for Babies


Dalia has the most important health benefits for babies includes

Dalia is better than rice and flour to keep your baby's tummy full. It also increases Metabolism of your baby. Dalia with milk is the best combination of food that you can give your baby once he starts eating solid.

Broken wheat is a good source of minerals, majorly phosphorous, magnesium and iron which are extremely imprtant in the physical and mental development of the baby and provides a good energy to the baby.

Dalia is rich in fibre content and various nutrients as well. Hence it is good for digestion and prevents constipation.It makes bowel movement easy in babies.

Dalia has anti-inflammatory properties can reduce the inflammation caused by infections. So include dalia in your baby's diet on regular basis to keep your baby away from diseases.

Healthy Dalia Recipes for Babies

Veggie Dalia
Mix the dalia with a few vegetables and give your baby once your little one starts eating more solids.

Ingredients
Peas,Carrots, potatoes, capsicum, all chopped
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds
Oil or ghee
Dalia
Water
Salt
   

Method
Roast the dalia in a pan until it gives an aroma and Keep it aside.
Pour some oil in to a different pan.
Add mustard seeds. and once they start popping, add curry leaves.
Then add chopped vegetables.
Add a pinch of salt and cover it to let it cook for a few minutes.
Then add water and the roasted dalia in it.
Kep stirring it to avoid lumps.
Keep it in low flame for few minutes.
It is ready to serve your little one.

Dalia Kheer

If you want give something sweet to your baby, then Dalia kheer is the best sweet dish for babies. To make dalia kheer you need

Ingredients

Jaggery
Milk
Ghee
Dalia
Water
Cardamom
Raisins
Cashew
Almonds
   
Method

Take a pan and add some ghee in it.
Roast the nuts properly and keep them aside.
Now roast dalia for a few minute until it gives an aroma.
Add milk to it and let it start cooking.
Boil it on low flame for about 15 minutes.
Keep stirring it to avoid lumps.
Add water and milk in this.
Once done, add the roasted nuts.
Sprinkle cardamom powder and serve your baby.

Dalia Porridge

Ingredients

Dalia
Jaggery
Milk
Ghee
Water
Cashews
Almonds
   

Method

Take a pan and adding ghee to it.
Add cashews and almonds to it and roast them well. Keep them aside.
Then Now roast dalia for a few minute until it gives an aroma.
Add milk to it and let it start cooking.
Reduce the flame after that and let it cook for about 15 minutes while stirring it continuously.
Add dalia in the same pan and roast it for a couple of minutes. Keep stirring while doing so.
Once the aroma starts rising, add milk to the pan, stir it correctly, and let it boil.
Once done, add the roasted nuts.
Sprinkle cardamom powder and serve your baby.

Dalia Laapshi

Ingredients

Dalia
Ghee
Water
Jaggery
   
Method

Take a pressure cooker and add some ghee and the dalia together.
Then roast dalia for a few minute until it gives an aroma.
Boil some water with jaggery in a separate bowl.
Let it boil until all the jaggery is dissolved.
Once that is done, add this water mixture into the cooker.
Cook it for three whistles on medium flame.
And dalis lapshi is ready to serve.