Broken wheat is boiled in water till its cooked and soft. Raw vegetables are chopped up and mixed with broken wheat along with other seasonings for a fresh healthy salad. Serve broken wheat salad immediately or chilled.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Broken Wheat Salad.
Broken Wheat 1/2 Cup
Green Chile 1 Small
Cucumber 5 Tbsps (chopped)
Tomato 4 Tbsps (chopped)
Onion 3 Tbsps (chopped)
Bell Pepper 2 Tbsps (chopped)
Lemon Juice 1 – 2 Tbsps
Cilantro Couple of Leaves
Salt to taste
Sesame Oil 1 Tbsp
Method of preparation:
Remove stem, wash and finely chop the green chile.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro leaves.
Wash all the vegetables and chop them into small pieces.
Bring to boil a cup of water, add broken wheat, salt and sesame oil.
Lower the heat and cook covered for 5 – 10 minutes.
Or until broken wheat has absorbed all the water and turns soft.
Remove from heat, cool to room temperature and fluff up the broken wheat.
In a mixing bowl, mix together chopped cucumber, tomato, onion, bell pepper, lemon juice, cilantro and salt.
Let it stand for couple of mintues and carefully fold the broken wheat into the above mixture.
Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve broken wheat salad immediately.
Notes: Make sure broken wheat is cooked properly before removing from heat.
Suggestions: Don’t peel the cucumber to have extra crunch.
Variations: Use crushed black pepper if you can’t handle heat from green chile. Dress up the salad with your choice of nuts or seeds if desired.
Other Names: Broken Wheat Salad, Daliya Salad, Erra Godhuma Nooka Salad.