Day 10 BM #56 -
Today I have a very popular dish from the state of Odisha. Dalma, is a very comforting protein filled dish which has the signature spice of Panch Phtana or Panch Phoran.
As Suma points out in her post, we also felt the lack of a tangy agent in the dish. I read that in a typical Oriya Thali, there is always green chili, lemon wedges and salt placed. So I guess these things can balance any taste preferences, right?
Recipe Source here
Toor Dal 3/4 cup
Vegetables, chopped (I used raw papaya, plantain and pumpkin) 2 cups
Ginger, grated 1 tsp
Salt, Turmeric, Red Chili powder, cumin powder, sugar as needed
Garnish with fresh coconut and cilantro
Seasoning (Ghee 2 tsp, Panch Phoran 2 tsp)
Method Of Preparation -
Pressure cook toor dal and the vegetables adding ginger and turmeric and about 2 cups of water.
Prepare the seasoning. Heat the ghee and add the panch phoran. After the spices splutter, transfer the seasoning into the cooked dal.
Add salt, red chili powder and cumin powder as needed and let it simmer for a few minutes.
Remove from heat. Garnish with fresh coconut and cilantro and serve hot with rice.
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Preparation Time 30 min