Cracked Wheat Bread (Dalia Bread) | How to make Cracked Wheat Bread (Dalia Bread)

By Namita Tiwari  |  14th Nov 2015  |  
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About Cracked Wheat Bread (Dalia Bread) Recipe

3/4 cup cracked wheat lends this bread a lovely gritty texture and also makes it healthy.

Cracked Wheat Bread (Dalia Bread)

Ingredients to make Cracked Wheat Bread (Dalia Bread)

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cracked wheat (dalia)
  • 1 and 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoon Instant dry yeast
  • 1 and ½ teaspoon salt

How to make Cracked Wheat Bread (Dalia Bread)

  1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil. Place cracked wheat in a bowl. Pour boiling water on it. Cover and keep for 1 hour or till the cracked wheat becomes soft and swells up.
  2. Add yeast, sugar, salt and oil to the cracked wheat (the cracked wheat should be warm). Stir to mix well.
  3. Empty this mix to a big bowl or a kneading plate. Add flour and stir. Knead with hands for 5 to 7 minutes to get a soft and elastic dough. Add more water if the dough feels hard.
  4. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl and turn around to coat evenly with oil. Cover. Leave to rise for 1 hour or till it doubles in volume.
  5. Knock down the dough on a floured counter. Roll out the dough into a rectangle not bigger than the width of the pan you are using. Roll the dough towards you, tightly. Pinch seams to seal.
  6. Grease one 81/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch loaf tin. Place the roll in the greased loaf tin with the seam side down. Cover and keep it to rise for 1 ½ hours in a warm place or till it rises ½ inch above the lip of the pan.
  7. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes till the top turns golden and the bottom sounds hollow when tapped. Tent with a foil if the top is browning too fast.
  8. Remove from pan after 5 minutes. Cool in the rack. Slice next day.

My Tip:

Soak cracked wheat (dalia) till it becomes really soft. This is important or else it will be very hard to chew.

Reviews for Cracked Wheat Bread (Dalia Bread) (4)

Shalini Shukla3 years ago

Hello. mam my bread seems hard than that of ready made what precautions should we take for this problem

Vijetha Naik3 years ago

hi namita.. is there any receipe which doesn't have Maida?? I m not so comfortable to use Maida. And I really want to start baking breads a healthy one. I stopped getting bread from market because of Maida thing .

Maneesha Jain3 years ago


Bindiya Sharma4 years ago

Namita you have perfected the art of baking bread! Lovely healthy dalia bread!!