Nutritious Dalia Porridge with Dates: A Satisfying Meal for Babies and Kids

Dalia, also known as broken wheat, is a wholesome and nutritious grain that serves as an excellent base for porridge. When combined with sweet and nutritious dates, it becomes a delightful meal option for babies and older kids alike. Follow this simple recipe to prepare a nourishing Dalia Porridge that will keep your little ones satisfied and energized.


  • 2 tbsp dalia (broken wheat)
  • 2 dates, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • Water, as needed


  1. Prepare the Dalia and Dates:

    • Thoroughly wash the dalia under running water to remove any impurities. Drain excess water.
    • Deseed the dates and finely chop them into small pieces.
  2. Cook the Dalia and Dates:

    • In a pressure cooker, combine the washed dalia and chopped dates with 1/2 cup of water.
    • Close the pressure cooker lid and cook on medium heat for 3 whistles, or until the dalia is soft and cooked through.
  3. Blend into a Fine Paste:

    • Once the dalia and dates are cooked, allow them to cool slightly. Transfer them to a blender or food processor.
    • Add 1/2 cup of milk to the blender and blend the mixture into a smooth paste. Ensure there are no lumps.
  4. Mix with Milk:

    • In a separate hard-bottomed vessel, heat the remaining 1/2 cup of milk over medium heat.
    • Once the milk is warm, add the ground dalia-date paste to the vessel.
    • Mix well to combine, ensuring that no lumps are formed. Cook for a few minutes until the porridge reaches the desired consistency.
  5. Serve Warm:

    • Serve the Dalia Porridge warm to babies, adjusting the consistency as needed with additional water or milk.
    • For older kids and teens, you can serve the porridge warm or chilled, depending on their preference.


  • Water Intake: Ensure babies are given sufficient water intake after consuming the porridge to maintain hydration.
  • Variations: You can add a pinch of cardamom powder or cinnamon for added flavor, or even incorporate mashed fruits like banana or apple for extra nutrition.
  • Texture: Adjust the thickness of the porridge by adding more or less milk according to preference.

Enjoy a Nourishing Meal:

With the wholesome goodness of dalia and the natural sweetness of dates, this Dalia Porridge is a perfect meal option for babies and kids. Packed with essential nutrients, it will keep them full and satisfied while supporting their growth and development.


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