Preparation For : 4 People | Preparation Time : 1 hour (Approx)
  • Papita (Raw Papaya) – 200gm
  • Aloo (Potato) – 100 gm
  • Baigana (Brinjal, Eggplant) – 75gm
  • Sajana Chhuin (Drumstick) – 80 gm
  • Saru (Arum, Arbi) – 120 gm
  • Beans – 20 gm
  • kancha kadali (Raw banana) – 65 gm
  • kakharu (Pumpkin) – 120 gm
  • Tomato -80 gm
  • Piaja (Onion)- 100 gm
  • Harad Dali (Pigeon Pea, Arhar Dal) -150 gm
  • Sorisha (Mustard Seed)- 2tsp
  • Jeera (Cumin Seed)- 4 tsp
  • Haladi Gunda (Turmeric Powder) – 2tsp
  • Teja Patra (Bay Leaf) -2 pc
  • Sukhila Lanka (Dry Chili) – 3pc
  • Refine Tela (Refined Oil) – 3tbsp
  • Luna( Salt) – as per taste
Preparation : Step wise
  • Wash the vegetables thoroughly; cut them into medium size pieces, cut beans and drumstick into 2 inch long pieces. Cut thin slices of onion.
    Soak the dal in water for about 1 hr.
  • Fry 3 tsp cumin seed and 2 pc dry chili slightly, then make a fine powder out of it, keep aside.
  • Boil 6, 7 cups of water in a deep pan. Add the dal, turmeric powder(1tsp) and cook it. When half cooked add the vegetables to it. Add salt.
  • When the vegetables are half cooked add the tomato pieces. Cook it till everything is well cooked. Remove from flame and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan. When hot add the mustard seed, cumin seed, bay leaf and dry chili. When splutter add the onion slices, fry it till turns golden brown.
  • Add the boiled dal and vegetable mixture to it slowly. Cover it. Finally sprinkle the cumin chili powder (step-3) on it. Remove from flame Serve hot with rice or roti.
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Health & Additional Cooking Tips

Dal and vegetables are a good combination of vitamins and protein. Dalma prepared in Eastern Odisha and temple , sprinkled with shredded coconut.

24 Responses
  1. shakti_prusty Says:

    Who has posted this Dalma…
    It doesn’t include Coconut as an ingredient
    which is the taste of Dalma

  2. pinku Says:

    Dalma has certain restriction of vegetables : drum stick is not an ingredient in dalma…the original flavor of Dalma comes from Panchaphutana (mixture of mustard, cumin, fennel, black cumin and fenu greek seeds)

  3. ODIAKitchen Team Says:

    Dear Shakti_Prusty,
    Coconut is optional and can be put as per the taste. ODISHA has diversified preparation style regionally. Coconut is primarily used in Dalma or in other recipes , by odias living in Coastal and Southern Odisha.

  4. smita12 Says:

    yes its optional tomput coconut in dalma.but we can use.

  5. soumyaranjan789 Says:

    Dalma ra maja ta nadia au ghia re achi..jie thare PURI ra dalma khaichi sie nadia au dalma ra combination bujhi pariba. Dalma re sajana chhuin padeni.

  6. Dhiranjali Says:

    one thing i know is that Dalma has two varieties,one cooked with onions and the other one with ghee.ghee dalma tastes great with coconut but the onion dalma that i have almost daily,i prefer not to add coconut to it.but paanch phutana is must for both.

  7. Sailaja Says:

    Dalma recipe is very good we tried at home this week.

  8. SKS Says:

    Thik kahichha, Dalma ra nadia test awesome. aau sethire zeera and sukhila lanka gunda….full swadist…Garam bhata re ghia aau lembu chipudi khaiba…aau maza janiba..

  9. Sangita Says:

    Instead of finding faults, let us appreciate the fact that someone has gone ahead and created a beautiful website to make odia food popular. The negative attitude needs to be shed, to take Odisha forward!

  10. banita jena Says:

    I think instead of looking for flaws we should try this recipe and if it tastes great then we have nothing to say but enjoy the food..

  11. SRINIBAS Says:


  12. pallabi Says:

    Please write these ingredients in english so that nonodia ppl also get to know.

  13. pallabi Says:

    sorry , didn’t see the english translation.

  14. Smruti Says:

    Thank you Trupti Patra Ji for Posting such delicious native odia DALMA. I really appreciate your work and request all the readers please don’t blame her.

    Keep Up!!!!!!!

  15. nice looking Says:

    i just want to know about all receipe of odiya food .

  16. Dr A jeevan Jaya Says:

    I am astonishedc to see such a useful information regarding Odiya cooking is available in the net.I left my native place Chatrapur for entering in to Job about 34 years back and settled in Visakhapatanam.After demise of my parents I am not able to visit my place and also not able to taste the delicious odiya preparations.We are very happy that now we are able to prepare the same in our homes with your helpul narrations.Let your site help many to make the Odiya dishes in their homes and functions.

  17. suraj Says:

    Keep it up guys.. We have great food in Odisha but people doesn’t know.. Hope your website will help .. Appreciate it..

  18. Arun Says:

    Bhari Badhia, Padhile paatiru laal baharijauchi. Keep it up. Please publish more dalma variations. I am not getting how to make Simple Phulakobi Jhola. Kobi khola , Alu dum eguda sabu publish kara please.

  19. Dev Patri Says:

    Mam,can you post some recipes on lost recipes like “Patra poda”.

  20. Dev Patri Says:

    Mam it’s really great job that u shared dishes of ODISHA.

  21. Rajalaxmi Says:

    Thanks for posting authentic Dalma recipe.Great Job!!!!!!!!
    Please keep it up.

  22. Subhayu Says:

    The way some people are critical is really amusing. First there is NO single dalma recipe; coconut use is more coastal. It just shows your ignorance of anything beyond what’s cooked in your community.

    Good work, Trupti!

  23. Gautam Sarangi Says:

    The DALMA recipe published by Ms Trupti Patra is awesome. I appreciated the hard work to put together this website, it will help all Odiya community and non-Odiya people interested .. All the best of luck and best wishes.. Hope to see more

  24. NK Says:

    Really appreciate ur efforts Mam. I lived in Odisha for 6-7 years during my MBBS and I really love this dish. Frankly speaking during my early days there I did not like dalma much but slowly i developed a liking for it. Have to admit that in hostel mess it was not made that well coz the mess guy had to run his mess economically. But still it was good. I must say that Dalma prepared at home must be much tastier. It has such immense nutritional value and is made without much oil and spices ,that is its speciality. Yesterday I cooked it myself and shared with my family and everyone just loved it and are happy that now they have another option other than regular north indian dal and sambhar. People like u should be appreciated ,Oriya cuisine is very underrated and all efforts to highlight them should be appreciated. Thank You.

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