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.

9 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!

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