Dalma/Oriya Dalby Manju Vinod

Dalma/Oriya Dalby Manju Vinod
  • Dalma/Oriya Dal | How To Make Dalma/Oriya Dal (31 likes)

  • By Manju Vinod|
    Last updated on Feb 28th

How To Make Dalma/Oriya Dal

An authentic oriya dish made with arhar dal and vegetables .Panch phutna spice used in this dish gives a unique taste .All credit goes to my neighbour Nirupama aunt .

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves3People

Ingredients to make Dalma/Oriya Dal

  • Toor dal/ arhar dal/ thuvaraparippu/ pigeon pea - 1/3 cup
  • Oil - 2 cup
  • Vegetables of your choice - 1 1/2 cup
  • Raw plantain - 1/2 cup
  • Pumpkin - 1/2 cup
  • Brinjal - 1/2 cup
  • Phanch phutna - 1 tsp
  • To make the roasted powder :
  • Dry red chilly - 3
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Steps to make Dalma/Oriya Dal

  1. Wash and clean the dal/lentil and keep aside. Chop the veggies of your choice, also keep that aside.
  2. Pressure cook the dal along with vegetables till they are done.Keep them aside.
  3. Meanwhile we can make the roasted powder. For that take your tadka pan and dry roast cumin seeds along with dry red chillies.
  4. Once they are roasted well ,transfer them into a blender and powder them.Keep it aside.
  5. Heat oil in a kadai,once hot add in the panch phutana and allow them to pop up.
  6. Add into it the cooked dal along with veggies.Mix them well.
  7. Pour in the required amount of water as per your gravy consistency and requirement.( I used about 1-1 1/2 cups of water)
  8. Sprinkle salt to taste and turmeric powder. Bring them to a boil.
  9. Now sprinkle the dry roasted powder.Do a taste test and adjust the salt.
  10. Dalma is ready to serve and enjoy with rice
My Tip: You can also use potato ,onion,tomato,papaya,radish ,bean. Add as much as variety of vegetables as possible .It will surely enhance the taste of your our curry.

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