Tabouli Wheat Pudding/(Dalia kheer, Broken Wheat Payasam)


Last weekend one of the items on my to-do list was cleaning up of the pantry. So I ransacked the pantry pulled out stuff one by one and tried different ways to re-use them albeit a healthy, creative way. One among them was a packet of Tabouli wheat.

We have always loved Tabouli salad and this time I wanted to try something different. Since I did not know a whole lot about Tabouli wheat, I decided to consult my Know-It-All friend about Tabouli. Viola! I found that it is nothing but cracked Bulgur wheat and the first thing that popped into my head was cracked wheat kheer as this was one of my favorite desserts growing up. This Kheer is also called as Lapsi.



Tabouli wheat kheer   



  • ½ cup Tabouli wheat (Dalia/ Broken Wheat)
  • 4 cups milk (1%)
  • Jaggery/sugar as per taste
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • Cardamom powder ½ tsp
  • Shredded coconut ½ cup
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 5-10 cashew pieces
  • 10-15 raisins


  • Soak the tabouli wheat in enough water for about 3 hours.
  •  Just before use, drain the water completely.
  • Grind the coconut and poppy seeds together and make a fine paste.


  • Heat the ghee in a pan over medium heat and fry cashews till golden brown, next add raisins and fry until they plump up. Keep them aside.
  • Pour the milk in a heavy bottomed bottom pan and bring it to boil.
  • Reduce the flame and then add soaked tabouli, jaggery, ground coconut paste and let this simmer for about 20 minutes or so until it thickens up a little. Stir this mixture in between, so that it does not settle at the bottom.
  • Remove from flame and then add cardamom, cashews and raisins. Cool to room temperature. Note that after it is cooled the entire thing will thicken a lot.
  • This can also be served cold by keeping it in the refrigerator. 
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  1. redchillies says:

    joseanddave, thanks. Based on my findings 1/4 cup of bulgur wheat has 150 calories. So I would guess one serving of this Kheer would be about 110 calories ( milk + sugar+ little coconut)

    Jayashree, thanks for visitng me.

    Rajitha, thanks. Yep had good sleep this weekend.

    Asha, thanks and had a good Sunday. Hope you had a good one too.

    Padma, you are right. It is actually fine cracked wheat and you can make Lapsi.

  2. Upsi says:

    RC — I am numbed for words!! Jeee.
    And hey, thanks for letting me know atleast now. You should have waited for another 5 months actually. Whatever!

    My whole family loved it. And my lil one wanted more and more.

    As always, RC, you rock.

    When you call to let me know that you are coming in for just five minutes, I feel like a lil girl waiting for that surprise treat to arrive. And never once have you disappointed the lil girl in me.

    Here’s to all good wishes on your blogging life.

    Much love to you.

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