Cracked Wheat Vegetable Biryani | Broken Wheat Vegetable Biryani | Cracked Wheat Recipes

Broken Wheat is also known as cracked wheat, lapsi/dalia in Hindi, Godhumai rava in Tamil and so on. Broken Wheat is a product of whole wheat kernels which are cracked or broken into small bits. In Indian cuisine, broken wheat is used to prepare both sweet and savoury dishes. One of the most popular breakfast dish made is broken wheat upma which is very similar to the one made with rava/semolina. Broken wheat is very nutritious and healthy. It is also a rich source of fibre which helps in digestion.


Here, in today’s recipe I have used broken wheat to prepare biryani. Yes, you heard it right. Biryanis are loved by most of them because of its richness and the taste altogether, and we are not different. Broken Wheat Biryani is full of spices, rich with delectable flavor and a perfect one pot meal. A simple onion raitha or carrot raitha is the best accompaniment which will make this biryani scrumptious. Isn’t it great one pot meal on a busy day? Try this simple biryani and share your thoughts by commenting below.


Cracked Wheat Biryani | Broken Wheat Biryani | Cracked Wheat Recipes


Broken Wheat – 1 cup

Oil – 2 tbsp

Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp

Bay Leaf – 1

Cinnamon – 1, 1” stick

Cardamom – 2

Cloves – 2

Onion – 1, sliced

Green Chilli – 2, slit

Fennel Seeds – 1/4 tsp

Pudina/Mint Leaves – 2 sprigs

French Beans – 5, chopped

Carrot – 1, chopped

Tomato – 1, chopped

Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp

Cumin Powder – 1/4 tsp

Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp

Water – 2 cups

Salt to Taste


In a pan, heat oil and splutter wholes spices cloves, bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon. Sauté the sliced onions until it is golden brown.

Once the onions are golden brown, add ginger garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell disappears.

Now, add the slit green chillies, fennel seeds, mint leaves and sauté for 30 seconds.

Reduce the flame and add all the chopped vegetables carrot, beans, and tomato (you can add any vegetables of your choice) along with the salt and spices powders.

Mix well and let it cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Keep stirring in between else the vegetables will get burnt. If required just sprinkle little water to avoid sticking to the pan.

Now, add 2 cups of water and cover the lid. Keep the flame on high.

When the water comes to a boil, add the washed broken wheat. Mix well to combine and cover the lid. Allow it to cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the wheat is cooked. Stir occasionally.

Switch off the flame and serve hot with onion raitha or carrot raitha




      Sending this to 'Only Grains Event' hosted by 'Cooking With SJ'


  1. Healthy and yummy biryani.. Lovely pics as well.
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  2. Inventive….and healthy too! Nice clicks.
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  3. Lovely & delicious biryani…………….looks so inviting.

  4. Thanks a ton for bringing it to my event! I simply loved your recipe along with pics <3
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