Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dalma(Orissa Special)

This is a special and regular oriya food which is very tasty and easy to make.....


1 cup Arhar Dal(Harada dali)
1 potato(peeled and cut in to thick pieces)
100gm red pumpkin(kakharu)(peeled and cut into thick pieces)
1 brijal(baigana)(cut in to thick slices)
50gm raw papaya(amruta bhanda)(peeled and cut into thick pieces )
5-6 beans(cut in to 1'' pieces)
20gm Deshi Aaloo(peeled and cut in to pieces)(optional)
2 drumsticks(sajana chhueen)(peeled and cut in to 2 inch pieces)(optional)
4 cups water
1tbsp salt
1tsp turmeric powder


3 tbsp ghee
2 tsp panch phutan(jeera,sarsho,methi,kala jeera,pan madhuri)
1 bay leaf(tej patta)
2 dry red chillies broken into pieces
1 tomato(finely chopped)


1 cup coconut(grated)
1 tsp fried jeera powder
Few Coriander leaves(dhania patta) chopped.


Put dal,salt,turmeric powder,water and all the vegetables in the cooker,stir for sometime and close it..Bring full pressure and cook till 2 whistles,then reduce the heat and cook for 2-3 minutes in simmer..Remo anve cooker from heat and allow to cool naturally...

For tempering: heat ghee in a pan for 2 minutes,add panch phutan,red chillies and bay leaf...when crackling add tomatoes and cook till it becomes pulpy and ghee separates from the masala...stirring occasionally...

Pour the tempering over the dalma in the cooker and cook it for 2 more minutes.
Garnish with grated coconut,dhania patta and fried jeera powder....

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Mugdha! I tried your recipe and it turned out awesome! - Reshmi Vinayan


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