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14 May, 2013

Dalma - Lentils Brewed With Veggies

14 May, 2013

Dalma - Lentils Brewed With Veggies

Dalma is a mixture of lentils and vegetables cooked together with various spices and seasonings giving the dish a rich colour and flavour. This is a classic cuisine from Orissa, a coastal state of eastern India.
Lentils and vegetables are a good combination of proteins and vitamins. So, it becomes a wholesome and nutritious dish. So try it out and you would surely like it. 

Dalma - Lentils Brewed With Veggies
Yummy and Healthy Dalma !

Ingredients:
Tuvar/Toor/Arhar dal(Red Gram) - 1/2 cup
Chana dal / Split chickpeas (Bengal Gram)- 1/2 cup
Ginger - 2 tbsp (grated)
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbs
Veggies cut in large chunks
Potato - 1
Green beans - 7-8
Pumpkin - 10 - 12 pieces
Raw papaya - 8-10 pieces
Tomato - 1
Carrot - 1
Green peas - 1/2 cup
Cauliflower - 8-10 florets
Tempering:
Asafoetida / Hing - A pinch
Bay leaf - 1
Red chilli (whole) - 2
Paanch phoran - (equal measure of mustard seed, fennel seeds, cumin seeds , fenugreek seeds, nigella/kalongi seeds)
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Garnishing: 
Roasted and ground red chilli and cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves (chopped)- 1-2 tsp
Ghee/clarified butter - 2 tsp

Method:

  1. Wash the lentils and soak them for at least an hour.
  2. Cut the veggies in large chunks.
  3. Pressure cook the lentils with enough water till half cooked. Now add the vegetables and cook with the half cooked lentils till 1 whistle with salt and turmeric powder.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and temper with hing, paanch phoran, red chilli, coriander seeds, bay leaf. When it crackles, add the grated ginger and stir a little. Now add the lentils with the veggies and add a cup of warm water.Stir and simmer on low heat till done. The consistency of the dal should be thick and creamy.
  5. Garnish it with roasted red chilli and cumin powder, ghee and chopped coriander.
  6. Serve hot with steamed rice /rotis. N'Joy!


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34 comments

  1. Very healthy and dellicious dal with vegetables...

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  2. Looks yummy

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  3. New recipe to me. u have made it healthy by adding all veggies :)

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  4. wow.......so delicious! I had dalma before, a total comforting curry with full of veggies. Loved its flavour too.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/05/aloo-matar-peas-potato-curry.html

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  5. Rita, dalma looks very hearty and healthy..never tried before but will try soon...the recipes you've linked with Spotlight event other than this one, are not linked with the spotlight event page..please link them

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  6. looks very comforting & yum !

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  7. Awesome curry, great ingredients and very inviting for my rice.

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  8. A perfect combination of dal and veggies..

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  9. A healthy curry and I would love that with rice :-)

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  10. Comfort food....great accompaniment for rice.

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  11. Very different recipe.. Dalma looks amazing Rita :-)

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  12. wow..dal with combo of veggies sounds healthy n delicious..excellent prepration, thanks for sharing!

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  13. Healthy and delicious! Would be great to serve with some flatbread.

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  14. I love this healthy and delicious Dalma - Lentils Brewed With Veggies! The sweetness from the veggies must be wonderful in this dish.

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  15. Hi Rita,very interesting recipe. Look really good and I love all the vege combination. Great to go with dosa too.

    Best regards.

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  16. Very healthy and absolurely scrumptious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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