Dalma (Traditional Cuisine from Orissa) | How to make Dalma (Traditional Cuisine from Orissa)

By Shaheen Ali  |  26th Apr 2016  |  
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About Dalma (Traditional Cuisine from Orissa) Recipe

Dalma is a dish made from Toor Dal and Vegetables. It is a traditional curry from Odisha, which is a part of a Chappan Bhog served in Puri Jaganath Temple. It is generally made from toor dal and contains chopped vegetables like Elephant yam, Unripe Banana, Eggplant, Pumpkin, Raddish, Drumsticks etc. It is tempered with paanch phoren and garnished with coconut and coriander. In temples the Dalma is made in earthen vessels using the authentic recipe, though the recipe has many variations too.

Dalma (Traditional Cuisine from Orissa) is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Shaheen Ali teaches how to make Dalma (Traditional Cuisine from Orissa) step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Dalma (Traditional Cuisine from Orissa) 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 (Traditional Cuisine from Orissa) at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Dalma (Traditional Cuisine from Orissa) takes 30 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Dalma (Traditional Cuisine from Orissa) 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 (Traditional Cuisine from Orissa) is a good option for you. The flavour of Dalma (Traditional Cuisine from Orissa) is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Dalma (Traditional Cuisine from Orissa) and impress your family and friends.

Dalma (Traditional Cuisine from Orissa)

Ingredients to make Dalma (Traditional Cuisine from Orissa)

  • Toor dal -1 cup
  • Veggies: all cut into medium dices, of similar sizes
  • Elephant yam (suran) - 1/2 cup
  • pumpkin -1/2 cup
  • Brinjal -1/2 cup
  • Raw banana -1/2 cup
  • carrot -1/4 cup
  • White raddish - 1/4 cup
  • (You can add Drumsticks) optional
  • dalma Masala :
  • 2 tsp saunf /fennel seeds
  • 3 tsp zeera / cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp dalchini / cinnamon
  • 3 tsp kali mirch/ black pepper
  • 3 tsp dried red chillies
  • Spice Mix/ Paanch phoren : 1 tsp (fennel seeds, Cumin seeds, Mustard Seeds, Fenugreek Seeds, Nigella seeds)
  • turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • salt as per taste
  • Dried red chillies - 2-3
  • clarified butter (Desi Ghee) - 2 tbsp
  • Shredded coconut to garnish
  • Chopped coriander to garnish
  • sugar - 1 tsp
  • water - 3 Cups

How to make Dalma (Traditional Cuisine from Orissa)

  1. Soak the dal for 4-5 hours.
  2. Wash the vegetables and cut it all in medium dices of equal sizes.
  3. In 3 cups of water, add the dal, vegetables ,salt and turmeric in a pressure cooker and cook till 1 whistle blows. Now add the drum sticks, if using this ingredient put it on a low flame.
  4. Meanwhile prepare the dalma masala. Take saunf, zeera, dalchini, kali mirch and dried red chilies. Dry roast the spices and let it cool for sometime. Later grind them all into a fine powder.
  5. Now in another pan prepare the tadka. Take ghee and heat. Add panch-phoran and dried red-chilli and mix this tadka to the dal mixture. Let it cook for 8-10 minutes. If you prefer little sweet ,you can add 1 tsp of sugar or can skip it.
  6. Check the salt and adjust as per your taste. Once you get a medium consistency gravy, sprinkle the Dalma Powdered masala and turn off the flame.
  7. Mix it and cover with a lid, let it sit for 5 minutes till the flavor infuses properly.
  8. Garnish with shredded coconut and chopped coriander leaves.
  9. It is served hot with rice/roti or Pithas (on festivals in Orissa).

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