Dalma- An Odia Cuisine | How to make Dalma- An Odia Cuisine

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Created on 28th Nov 2015
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About Dalma- An Odia Cuisine

Dalma is one of the most common recipe in every Odia household, particularly the coastal Odisha. Being from the coastal district of Odisha, Dalma is my all time favorite dish. It is a vegetarian dish in which dal and lots and lots of vegetables are cooked together. Hence it is usually recommended for kids, who are usually reluctant in eating vegetables. Use of ginger gives it a nice aroma.

Dalma- An Odia Cuisine, a marvellous creation to spice up your day. Dalma- An Odia Cuisine is one dish that no matter how much the stomach might be full, you just can't stop yourself from having a bite. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma absolutely is just mouth-watering. The aroma which arises while cookingDalma- An Odia Cuisine is just too tempting. This amazing recipe is provided by Alka Jena. Be it kids or adults, no one can get away from this delicious dish. How to make Dalma- An Odia Cuisine is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, the answer to this question is the simple yet exotic recipe by of Dalma- An Odia Cuisineby Alka Jena. This recipe can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in this recipe just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Dalma- An Odia Cuisine is just the appropriate recipe to serve as many as 4. The cooking time for this delicacy is not much. So, the next time you have a get together or a night party at home, don't forget to check and try out this recipe. It's that one delicacy that everyone's definitely going to love it!

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Dalma- An Odia Cuisine

Ingredients to make Dalma- An Odia Cuisine

  • 1 cup Arhar dal
  • 2 medium Potato
  • 1 Brinjal
  • 1 Carrot
  • 2 Beans
  • 100 gms of Pumpkin
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1tbsp roasted Cumin –dry Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 to 3 cups of Water
  • 1 tbsp desi Ghee or Oil
  • 1 tbsp of grated Coconut
  • 1 bunch of Coriander leaves
  • Salt

How to make Dalma- An Odia Cuisine

  1. Wash and soak the arhar dal for 30 minutes
  2. Wash the vegetables thoroughly; cut them into medium size pieces, cut beans into 2 inch long pieces.
  3. Transfer all the vegetables with the soaked dal to a pressure cooker along with 1 bay leaf, 1 inch crushed ginger, 2 to 3 cups of water or just enough to cover the vegetables and dal, 1 tsp turmeric powder and salt.
  4. 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.
  5. Heat ghee in a pan . when hot, add the cumin seeds and dry red chill.
  6. When it starts to splutter, add 1 tbsp roasted cumin and dry red chilli powder.
  7. Add the boiled Dalma unto it and immediately cover to trap the aroma of the tadka. This is very essential.
  8. Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes on low heat, add sugar and check the seasoning. Sprinkle grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves o the Dalma.
  9. Serve hot with rice, roti ,poori or paratha
My Tip: (Fry 3 tsp cumin seed and 2 pc dry chili slightly, then make a fine powder out of it, keep aside) for the roasted cumin and Chilly powder

Reviews for Dalma- An Odia Cuisine (1)

R.Anandi Ananda year ago
will try...seems to be of my taste...