Dalma | How to make Dalma

By sanju priya  |  24th Apr 2017  |  
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About Dalma Recipe

Dalma is a traditional Oriya delicacy cooked especially on pooja days as it is a no onion, no garlic dish. It is also a power packed dish as it is cooked with loads and loads of vegetables.

Dalma is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by sanju priya teaches how to make Dalma step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Dalma in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 4 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Dalma at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Dalma takes 10 minutes for the preparation and 20 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Dalma is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Dalma is a good option for you. The flavour of Dalma is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Dalma and impress your family and friends.


Ingredients to make Dalma

  • Split red lentil 1 cup
  • pumpkin 1/4 cup chopped
  • potato 1 medium chopped
  • Brinjal 1 medium chopped
  • Colocassia 2 small chopped
  • Raw banana 1/4 cup chopped
  • carrot 1/4 cup chopped
  • Raw papaya 1/4 cup chopped
  • tomatoes 1 cup chopped
  • turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • green chillies 2 slit into half
  • salt as per your taste
  • For making a coarse powder:
  • Dry red chillies 2
  • cumin seeds 1 tablespoon
  • For tempering:
  • bay leaves 1
  • Panch phoran 2 teaspoon
  • Dry red chillies 2
  • Grated ginger 1 teaspoon
  • asafoetida a generous pinch
  • oil 1 tablespoon
  • water 3 cups

How to make Dalma

  1. In a pressure cooker take split red gram and all other vegetables along with water and pressure cook for 3 whistles
  2. Dry roast red chillies and cumin seeds
  3. On cooling make a coarse powder it in a mortar and pestle
  4. Take a pan and heat oil in it
  5. Now add bay leaves, dry red chillies ,asafoetida, ginger and panch phoran.
  6. When the panch phoran splutters transfer the pressure cooked lentil and vegetable mix into it and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. When the dalma reaches your desired consistency switch off the gas and add the cumin and chilli powder to it.
  8. Serve hot with ghee rice

My Tip:

Cut the vegetables equally to ensure even cooking. Don't skip the red chilli and cumin powder as it imparts an authentic taste to the dish. You can also add grated coconut if you want, add it along with cumin and red chilli powder.

Reviews for Dalma (1)

Preeti Gurunga year ago

classic recipe!

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