Category Archives: Cracked Wheat Recipes

Oats Cracked Wheat Spinach Dhokla


I wanted to cook a different breakfast with oats, and when I was browsing, I came across Oats, semolina and spinach dhokla in Tara Dalal site.  It was a healthy recipe and tempted me. I tried the same recipe, replacing semolina with cracked wheat.

Oats Cracked Wheat Spinach Dhokla

Preparation Time : 5  mins | Standing time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins 

Recipe Category: Breakfast


Oats – 1/2 cup, coarsely powdered

Cracked Wheat/ Gothuma Rava/ Bulgar Wheat/Dalia – 1/2 cup

Thick Curd/ yogurt – 1/4 cup

Spinach – 1/3 cup

Green chilli  paste – 1/2 tsp ( Adjust according to your taste)

Baking Soda/Eno salt – 1/2  tsp, heaped (I used baking soda)

Salt  – as needed


  • Combine all the ingredients except baking soda and add 3/4 cup of water, and let it rest for 15 minutes
  • Just before steaming, add the baking soda and 2 tsp of water
  • Grease the dhokla plates with very less oil  and pour the batter. Spread them evenly


  • Steam them for 10 minutes, or till the dhoklas are cooked. After 5 minutes, cut them and serve


My Notes:

  • Cooking time may vary depending on the container, so keep an eye after 7 minutes
  • Can add tadka and make them flavorful
  • If required, pulse the cracked wheat

Cracked Wheat Savory Cake


With my Little one going all around the house, I am finding it difficult to prepare breakfast. So I prefer preparing some light breakfast, or some bread like Wheat Oats Banana Bread. Couple of weeks back, I tried Savory Rava Cake and had them for next day breakfast, and we both liked it. Wanted to do it again, and this time I used Cracked Wheat instead of Rava. Remembering cracked wheat idli!!

Cracked Wheat Savory Cake

Preparation Time : 10 min |  Cooking Time : 45  mins – 1 hour | Serves : 3

Recipe Category : Breakfast/snack


Dry Ingredients:

Cracked Wheat – 1 cup

Peas – 2 tbsp

Corn – 2 tbsp

Carrot – 2 , peeled and grated

Onion – 1, finely chopped

Salt – as needed

Baking soda – 1/2 tsp

Baking powder – 1/2 tsp

Wet Ingredients:

Unsweetened Yogurt/Curd – 1 cup

Water – 3 tbsp

Oil/Butter – 1 tbsp ( I used Olive oil)

Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp (optional)

Cooking Spray / Oil – to grease



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the parchment paper in baking pan, and grease the baking tray with oil/cooking spray
  • In a bowl, add dry ingredients and mix well, and then add the wet ingredients

cracked wheat savory bread

  • Pour into baking tray and sprinkle sesame seeds


  • Bake for 35-40 minutes


My Notes:

  • You can also grind the cracked wheat for this
  • Instead of adding 1 cup of curd, you can also add 1/2 – 3/4 cup of yogurt and add 3/4 – 1/2 cup water accordingly
  • Red chilli powder/green chilli can be added to make it spicy
  • Same proportion works for Semollina/Rava cake as well

Cracked Wheat and Oats Adai


After Cracked Wheat Idli, it has been a while since I posted (actually, cooked) anything with cracked wheat.  Thought of preparing Cracked Wheat Pongal and soaked moong dal, and then I realized I had only 1/2 cup of cracked wheat. I soaked toor Dal as well, along with moong Dal, and decided to try Uthappam with cracked wheat, dal and oats (I named Uthappam, as its texture resembled the soft Uthappam). To my surprise, it was a winner and hubby couldn’t believe that I used cracked wheat and made instant uthappam!

Cracked Wheat and Oats Utthapam

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Soaking Time : 2-3 hours | Cooking time : 10 minutes | Serves : 3

Recipe Category: Breakfast


Cracked Wheat – 1/2 cup

Oats – 1/2 cup

Toor dal – 1/4 cup

Mong Dal – 1/4 cup

Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

Hing – a generous pinch

Oil – as required to grease

salt – as needed



  • Soak the two lentils, along with cracked wheat, fenugreek and oats for about 3 hours (I soaked in warm water)
  • Drain the water, and Grind,  by adding water
  • Heat the skillet. When it is hot, add a little oil and pour the batter into the skillet


  • After one side is cooked well, turn and cook the other side. Serve it with any chutney. We had with Thakkali Thokku


Cracked Wheat Rava Idli

Sometimes, a dish becomes an accidental hit, and we start liking them to the level where it is included regularly in the menu. To me, Cracked Wheat Rava Idli is one such item. One day I felt like having Rava Idli and when I was about to start, I realized I didn’t have enough Rava at home. Cracked Wheat was in my sight. Though I have tried few recipe with cracked wheat, this instant idli is something which I did not even think about. Followed Rava Idli procedure, except that I used cracked wheat instead of rava. I was actually amazed by its texture and taste. Hubby and I liked this Idli more than Rava idli. It was spongy and tasty, and above all healthy:)


Cracked Wheat Rava Idli

Preparation  time : 10 mins | Standing time : 10 mins | Cooking time :10 mins | Serves: 3

Category : Breakfast


Cracked Wheat/ Gothuma Rava – 1 cup

Thick Curd/ yogurt – 1/2 cup

Carrot – 1, I chopped in chopper you can even grate them

Water –  1/3 cup

Baking Soda/Eno salt – 1/2  tsp, heaped (I used baking soda)

Salt  – as needed

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Urad dhal – 1/2 tsp

Chana Dhal – 1/2 tsp

Cashew nuts – as required

Oil – 1/2 tsp + to grease


  • Add oil to pan. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal. Let them splutter. Set aside. In the same pan, add remaining oil and cashew, and roast them till golden brown and set aside
  • Add Cracked wheat to the pan and saute for a minute, and let it cool. Pulse them in a blender to fine grain (Since the one I had was big, I opted this way. You can skip this if the broken wheat you use is fine grain)


  • Add yogurt, salt, carrot, tempered stuff and baking soda to the cracked wheat powder and mix well. Add water to get the desired idli batter consistency. Let them sit for 10 minutes.
  • Set the idli steamer ready and grease the idli mould with oil. Pour ladle ful of batter to the idli mould and cook for 15 minutes or until done. Serve hot with any chutney/ podi/sambar

rava idli


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Cracked wheat and Oats kozhukattai


Kozhukattai is a traditional recipe prepared with broken rice. Adding a healthy twist, I have tried it with cracked wheat and oats. Rich in fibre, this is a good breakfast option.

Cracked wheat & Oats kozhukattai:

Preparation Time : 5  mins | Standing time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 4

Recipe Category: Breakfast


Broken Wheat/Bulgur  – 1 cup

Oats – 1 cup

Scraped Coconut – ¼ cup

Salt – as needed

Water – 4 cups

For tempering

Coconut oil or Any refined oil – 1 tsp (I used coconut oil)

Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp

Red Chilli – 3

Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp

Channa Dal – 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida – a generous pinch


  • Dry roast the broken wheat and oats till a nice aroma comes. Put it in a blender and blend it coarsely. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add oil to the pan. After the oil is hot, temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, red chilli and asafoetida. After it splutters, add 4 cups of water, coconut and salt to taste. Bring to boil. Once the water starts boiling add the broken wheat and oats, mix well.
  • Stir till all the moisture evaporates and broken wheat and oats are half cooked. Sprinkle some water if required. Switch off the heat


  • Take water in a small bowl and use it while forming kozhukattai. Form kozhukattai when the half cooked wheat and oats are not too hot to handle. Let it not cool too much, at the same time. if required grease your hand in water to form  Kozhukattai



My Notes:

  • I have used Cracked wheat, which is slightly larger than the regular broken wheat. If you are using smaller broken wheat, reduce water quantity accordingly
  • If you are using regular broken wheat, no need to blend

Check my other Cracked wheat recipes,

Cracked Wheat Pongal

Cracked Wheat Pulao

Cracked Wheat Pongal (Godhumai Rava Pongal)

As I mentioned in Cracked Wheat Pulao, Cracked wheat pongal is a recipe from my Amma’s cookbook. I like to prepare pongal as it doesn’t require much effort. Like Oats pongal, cracked wheat pongal is a healthy breakfast recipe. Image Cracked Wheat Pongal

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Soaking Time : 30 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 3

Recipe Category: Breakfast


Cracked Wheat/Samba Rava/Dalia/Bulgar – 1 cup

Split yellow moong dal – 1/2 cup

Ginger – 1 tsp,  chopped

Water – 4 cups

Ghee – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as needed

To temper:

Ghee – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Peppercorns – 1/2 tsp

Fresh curry leaves – 1 spring

Cashew nuts – as needed

Hing – generous pinch


  • Wash and soak moong dal, set it aside (I soaked in hot water for 30 minutes)
  • Add ghee to the pressure cooker, saute Cracked wheat and soaked moong dal for 2 mins
  • Pressure cook cracked wheat and moong dal, along with chopped ginger and salt in 4 cups of water for 3 whistles. Switch off and Keep it aside


  • Add ghee to the pan, when it is hot add Cumin seeds, peppercorns, curry leaves and hing. Once it splutters, add this seasoning to the cooked pongal and mix well


  • Garnish with some roasted cashew before serving. Serve hot with any chutney/sambar


My Notes: 

  • If you are using fine wheat rava instead of cracked wheat, reduce the water accordingly

Check my other Cracked wheat recipes,

Cracked Wheat and Oats Kozhukattai

Cracked Wheat Pulao

Cracked Wheat Pulao

In our home we prefer avoiding rice for dinner, so at least once a week cracked wheat dish will be in my routine menu. My Amma used to make cracked wheat pongal. Inspired by that, I wanted to do something different instead of the usual upma. I had a few veggies at home, so tried this recipe. Cracked wheat pulao is great for breakfast too


Cracked Wheat Pulao:

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 4

Recipe Category: Entree


Cracked Wheat/Dalia/Bulgar – 1 cup  + 1/4 cup

Onion – 1 finely chopped

Carrot – 2 finely chopped

Beans – 10 finely chopped

Potato – 2 finely chopped

Frozen peas – 1/6 cup

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp

Coriander Powder – 1 tsp

Cumin Powder  1/2 tsp

Water – 2 cups + 1/2 cup

Coriander leaves  – a handful (optional)

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Cardamom pods – 2

Cinnamon – 1/8 stick

Cloves – 1

Bay leaves – 1

Fennel seeds – 1/8 tsp

salt – as needed

Oil / ghee – 1 tbsp


  • Add oil/ ghee to frying pan and add whole spices. Add and saute onion with ginger-garlic paste. When the onions turn translucent, add vegetables and saute till vegetables are cooked


  • Add  garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, cracked wheat and salt. Let it cook for 2-3 min


  • Add 2 1/2 cups of water and 1 drop of oil/ghee ( My Amma tells me that adding oil/ghee at this stage enhances the consistency of pulao). After the ingredients are cooked, take off the heat. Serve hot with any Raita


Check my other cracked wheat recipes

Cracked Wheat and Oats Kozhukattai

Cracked wheat pongal

Cracked wheat savory cake

Cracked wheat oats Dhokla

Cracked wheat rava idli