Dalma (Orissa Delicacy) | How to make Dalma (Orissa Delicacy)

By Sasmita Sahoo Samanta  |  19th Sep 2016  |  
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About Dalma (Orissa Delicacy) Recipe

Dalma is an unique, traditional and famous delicacy from the state of Odisha. Basically it is a type of dal cooked with different nutritious vegetables and less spices. This dish is easy to prepare, also packed with proteins from the dal & minerals, vitamins from vegetables; so it is the perfect combination of taste and health. Dal can be of toor (arhar) dal, split green gram (moong dal). In case of moong dal, first dry roast them before using. Vegetables typically can be of potatoes, raw banana, green papaya, pumpkins etc. Dalma mainly seasoned with a tempering of jeera, bay leaves, dry red chili in pure desi ghee, by which the dish becomes much more aromatic. When you are not in a mood for any spicy curry, then just go for this aromatic and wholesome odisha special dalma.

Dalma (Orissa Delicacy) is delicious and authentic dish. Dalma (Orissa Delicacy) by Sasmita Sahoo Samanta is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Dalma (Orissa Delicacy) is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 20 minutes and it takes 20 minutes to cook it properly. Dalma (Orissa Delicacy) is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Dalma (Orissa Delicacy). Dalma (Orissa Delicacy) is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Dalma (Orissa Delicacy) is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Dalma (Orissa Delicacy) at your home.

Dalma (Orissa Delicacy)

Ingredients to make Dalma (Orissa Delicacy)

  • Toor dal / roasted moong dal - 1 cup
  • Raw papaya (cubed) - ½ cup
  • potato (cubed) - ½ cup
  • pumpkin(cubed) - ½ cup
  • Raw banana(cubed) - ½ cup
  • radish (cubed) (optional) - ¼ cup
  • carrot (cubed) - ¼ cup
  • Arbi (cubed) - ¼ cup
  • tomato (chopped) - ½ cup
  • Elephant apple (split lengthwise) (optional) - 3 piece
  • Yam (cubed) (optional) - ½ cup
  • Bean (2'' long) - ¼ cup
  • cumin seeds (jeera) - 4 tsp
  • bay leaf - 2 no.
  • Dry red chili - 3 no.
  • Desi ghee / oil - 1.5 tbsp
  • coconut (grated) - 4 tbsp
  • salt - as needed
  • turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Roasted chili-cumin powder - 1-2 tbsp
  • ginger (crushed) - 1 tsp

How to make Dalma (Orissa Delicacy)

  1. Clean and wash all the vegetables and dal thoroughly.
  2. Take a pressure cooker with adequate amount of water (4 cup approximately). Add in dal, all the vegetables, crushed ginger, salt and turmeric powder. Mix well and cover the lid. Cook in medium flame for 1 whistle. Turn off the heat.
  3. Let the pressure go off automatically.
  4. Heat desi ghee in a pan on medium flame. Add cumin seeds, bay leaves, dry red chilis. Stir fry for a few seconds.
  5. Then pour on the dal and vegetable mixture in pressure cooker, give it a stir. Add some water to adjust the consistency of the dalma if required.
  6. Give the mixture a quick boil and turn off the heat.
  7. Finally sprinkle roasted chilli-cumin powder and grated coconut.
  8. Stir well and serve the dalma with steamed rice or roti.

My Tip:

Always roast the moong dal / split green gram before use. Consistency of dalma can be of thinner / thicker depending upon choice.

Reviews for Dalma (Orissa Delicacy) (1)

Evelyn Shilpa2 years ago

looks amazing..i am tempted to eat this!

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