Oriya Thali

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
Ingredients - 

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.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 56

Preparation Time 30 min
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Friday, September 11, 2015


  1. Dalma looks so delicious .The whole platter looks beautiful .Very nice clicks.

  2. Priya Suresh Says:
  3. Cant take my eyes from ur clicks, dalma looks prefect to enjoy thoroughly with a bowl of rice.

  4. Daalma looks delicious , infact the whole platter looks awesome . Even i cooked Daalma from Sumas blog and it turned out absolutely fantastic !

  5. Mouthwatering dalma. Love those cute little casseroles you used for chilies, salt and lime.

  6. Unknown Says:
  7. Delicious dalma.. So loving the entire plate

  8. Kalyani Says:
  9. very cute casseroles I see have been adorning ur pics this BM ! are they from India ??

    this dish is very comforting !! Oriya is another cuisine am yet to attempt...

  10. Delicious and tempting Dalma.

  11. Srivalli Says:
  12. Harini, you have plated all the dishes so well!..lovely dishes..must have been a feast for sure!

  13. Sandhiya Says:
  14. Dalma looks delicious Harini..Love easy dish you presented.. Beautiful clicks.

  15. Srividhya Says:
  16. dalma looks so comforting and yummy

  17. Pavani Says:
  18. What a filling and hearty Orissa meal Harini. Dalma looks delicious.

  19. Archana Says:
  20. Love the thali. Its so yum. The dalma is of course very flavourful.

  21. Suma Gandlur Says:
  22. That is one filling meal and your dalma looks colorful.

  23. Love that spread. Dalma looks so yum..

  24. what a hearty stew - perfect for this time of year now that temps are getting cooler

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