I have a great taste bud for Dalma from childhood as I can have it with plain rice any time of the day.
It is one of the easy ways to use any of the vegetables in your refrigerator.
Toor Dal - 1cup
1 carrot cubed
1/2 Radish cubed
2 small Aubergine cubed
3 tbsp green peas
1 green banana cubed
7-8 Broad beans
1 potato cubed
8-10 cubes of pumpkin
2 tbsp grated Ginger
2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Ghee or any of your cooking oil
1 Tsp Panchphoron (mix of cumin seeds,mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds,kala zeera, Aniseeds)
2-3 Whole Red chillies
Pinch of Asafoetida
1 tbsp roasted zeera lanka powder(cumin seeds and red chillies powder)
Although i have given a detail quantity description of the vegetables but you can use any quantity and any vegetables for Dalma. Today I had these vegetables so i am posting with these but in an authentic Odia Dalma we put Yam as well.
Wash Toor dal and along with all the vegetables , water , salt, turmeric and coriander powder pressure cook it for 1 whistle.
For Tempering, take Ghee in a pan add panchphoron and red chillies. Then add a pinch of asafoetida and grated ginger. Put the tempering into the dal. Add roasted cumin and red chilly powder to dalma.Garnish with coriander leaves.