Altaj Daliya (Bulgur)

Altaj Dalia is a popular breakfast cereal in North India and is made with whole wheat grits or broken wheat. It can be made either as a sweet dalia kheer or as savoury dalia. This is a nutritious form of eating wheat as it is not refined and does not loose out on any of the nutrients that are present in whole wheat. It is a good source of the daily requirement of fiber and manganese in your food. Being a complex carbohydrate, the rate at which it gets digested it slow thus releasing glucose on a slow and sustained rate. This makes it an ideal food for diabetics, people wanting to lose weight or those who have high cholesterol levels.

Altaj Daliya has high fibre content, which not only helps in keeping the digestive system healthy but also keeps the hunger at bay for a longer time.Consumption of Altaj Daliya is necessary for a healthy metabolism, as it prevents Breast Cancer, Gallstones, childhood Asthma and heart risks. Definitely an essential food to intake for women for gastro-intestinal health, also reduces risk of high blood pressure, Diabetes and high cholesterol. To add up to it all, it has phytonutrients which promotes better health through maintaining high blood levels.

To maintain your daily requirement of fiber intake and complex carbohydrates, Altaj Daliya is a good source which will also satisfy your taste buds. You can make a lot of dishes with Altaj Daliya like soups, salads, porridge and other eastern kind of cuisines which are sometimes rich with dried fruits and butter. Dalia Upma is a delicious way you can include Altaj Daliya in your diet. This is eaten as a snack or breakfast dish which is very filling and full of nutrition, perfect for brunch also or kids’ afternoon after school snack.

Health Benefits of Altaj Daliya :


  • Altaj Daliya is Especially Good For Those Who Are Suffering From Diabetes As It is A Complex Carbohydrate.
  • Altaj Daliya is A Source Of Complex Carbohydrates Which Provide Energy To The Human Body. The Fiber Content in It is Helpful To The Digestive
  • System And Helps To Clean It Out.
  • Altaj Daliya Has Amino Acids Which Provide Protein, But Are Not A Complete Protein, So Combining This With Other Sources of Proteins Like Legumes And Meats Will Give You All The Proteins That Your Body Requires. However, Broken Wheat Has More Protein Content in It Than Corn or Rice.

  • Wheat is a Good Source of Thiamine Which is One of The Vitamin As And is Essential For Digestion And For Healthy Nerves. Another Vitamin B Content In Wheat is Niacin, Which Helps in Assimilating The Protein in The Body.
  • Iron, Zinc And Riboflavin Are Also Found in Wheat Which Are Good For The Hemoglobin Content in The Blood.
  • Minerals Like Magnesium And Selenium Which Are Beneficial To The Heart Are Also Present in Bulgar Wheat.