Dalma is one of the most comfort and staple food of Odiya people.
Dalma recipe may sound like Sambar but don’t get confused. Dalma does not contain tamarind and is thick in consistency compared to sambhar.
With the combination of lentils and vegetables, the Odia Dalma recipe is undoubtedly packed with proteins, vitamins, and minerals making it a very healthy dish.
As per archeological records, Dalma was invented by the Savaras tribe in Odisha. They used to add locally grown vegetables and pulses like – brinjal, papaya, elephant foot yam, pumpkin, chana dal, etc to prepare the dish. They used to offer this dish to Lord Jagannath. Later the dish was adopted by the king and become a part of the Chappan bhog of Puri Jagannath temple.
panch phoron consists of fenugreek seed, nigella seed, cumin seed, black mustard seed and fennel seed in equal parts.
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Course : Main dish
Cuisine : Indian
Prep time : 10 minutes
Process time : 20 minutes
Total time : 30 minutes
Panch Phoron - 1 tsp
Dried red chili -2
Toor dal - 3 tsp
Chana dal - 3 tsp
Moong dal - 3 tsp
Carrot - 1/2
Beans - 3
Potato - 1
Raw banana -1/2
Radish - 1/2
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Green chili - 2
Ginger paste - 1/4 tsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Dry roast the spices given in the dalma powder ingredients, once cooled grind into fine powder and keep aside
Dry roast toor dal, chana dal and moong dal until slightly brown, then wash it
Now add all the vegetables to it with required water and cook for 4 whistles
By then add oil in other pan, add panch phoron and dried red chili, allow them to crackle
Then add chopped onion and tomato, saute it well
Add chili poeder, turmeric powder and salt as per taste and saute it well until aromatic
Add this to the cooked dal and vegetables and mix it
Now add dalma powder and chopped coriander leaves and boil for 2 minutes and serve
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