Dalma | How to make Dalma

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ByAlka Jena
Created on 4th May 2017
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About Dalma

This dish is basically prepared on auspicious occasions as it is prepared devoid of onion and garlic This dish can be made with onion also. I always prefer to make it without onion and garlic.

Dalma is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. Dalma by Alka Jena is a step by step process by which you can learn how to make Dalma at your home. It is an easy recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. Dalma is a dish which comes from Orissa cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 4 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering Dalma takes 10 minute for the preparation and 30 minute for cooking. The aroma of this Dalma make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then Dalma will be the best option for you. The flavor of Dalma is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Dalma at your weekends and impress your family and friends.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves4People

Ingredients to make Dalma

  • 1 cup Arhar dal
  • 2 medium Potato
  • 1 brinjal
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 beans
  • 100 gms of pumpkin
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1inch ginger
  • 1 tbsp roasted Cumin –dry chili powder(Fry 3 tsp cumin seed and 2 pc dry chili slightly, then make a fine powder out of it, keep aside)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt
  • 2 to 3 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp ghee or oil
  • 1 tbsp of grated coconut
  • 1 bunch of coriander leaves

How to make Dalma

  1. Wash and soak the dal for 30 minutes.Wash the vegetables thoroughly; cut them into medium size pieces, cut beans into 2 inch long pieces.
  2. Transfer all the vegetables with the soaked dal to a pressure cooker along with 1 bay leaf, 1 inch crushed ginger, tomatoes, 2 to 3 cups of water or just enough to cover the vegetables and dal, 1 tsp turmeric powder and salt.
  3. Pressure cook till one whistle, lower the heat and allow it to remain on heat for another 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the gas and allow the pressure cooker to cool down.
  4. Heat ghee in a pan. when hot, add the cumin seeds and dry red chili.When it starts to splutter, add 1 tbsp roasted cumin and dry red chili powder.
  5. Add the boiled Dalma into it and immediately cover to trap the aroma of the Tadka. This is very essential.
  6. Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes on low heat, add sugar and check the seasoning. Sprinkle grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves to the Dalma.Serve hot with rice, roti, puri or paratha.

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