Dalma ~ A super-healthy oriyan Lentil Dish

Dalma ~ A super-healthy oriyan Lentil Dish

Dalma is a classic lentil dish from Indian state of Orissa. This dish is made with different kinds of lentils, like with moong dal or Toor dal(pigeon peas) and with

lots of veggies like potato, raw banana, pumpkin, brinjal, radish, green papaya and arum/taro root

added.

This is the first time I am trying this classic lentil dish. When I googled the recipe, this recipe reminded me of one bengali lentil dish. In bengal, we also make moong dal with vegetables but not with so many varieties of vegetables added. I loved the dish, no doubt a completely healthy lentil dish, goes perfectly well with steamed rice and I must say, a pure comfort food. Believe me or try yourself.

You Need :

Moong dal : 1/2 cup

Dry red chillies : 2

Cumin seeds: 1 tblsp.

Ginger : 1 inch piece, grated

Green Chillies : 2, chopped

Tomato : 1, medium

Turmeric powder : 2 tsp.

Red Chilli Powder : 1 tsp.

Ingredients

  • lots of veggies like potato, raw banana, pumpkin, brinjal, radish, green papaya and arum/taro root
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil/Ghee(clarified Butter) : 1 tblsp. [Ghee is preffered for authentic taste]
  • Vegetables of your choice(I used these) : 2 cups
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet potato
  • Green papaya
  • Plantain/green banana
  • Radish
  • Green Beans
  • Carrots
  • Capsicum
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