Dalma | How to make Dalma

By Smita Pramanik  |  28th Apr 2016  |  
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About Dalma Recipe

Dalma is an authentic dish of Odisha, which is known as a medley combination of lentil and all the vegetables.

Dalma is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in Orissa. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Dalma is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Dalma at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 20 minute for the preparation and 20 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Dalma by Smita Pramanik in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Dalma at your home without any difficulties. Dalma is one of the representative dishes of Orissa which you can serve in any special occasions.


Ingredients to make Dalma

  • 1 cup of any daal (I took toor daal)
  • Vegetables of your choice (1 potato, 1 brinjal, 1 raw banana, 1 cup chopped pumkin,1/2 cup raw papaya, chopped)
  • For tadka:
  • 1 small sized onion, chopped
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1 tsp panch phoran
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

How to make Dalma

  1. In a cooker, put in the daal and vegetables, mix in the salt and turmeric powder. Let it cook till 1 whistle blows or till all the vegetables and dal becomes tender and mushy.
  2. Take a kadhai on the gas stove, put in 1 tsp oil and put in the whole dry red chilli and put in the panch phuran and let it crackle.
  3. Put in the chopped onion and fry till it's golden brown. Now mix in the boiled daal and vegetables.
  4. Cook it for 2-3 mins and now it is ready.
  5. Garnish it with some chopped coriander leaves (optional).

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