Virat Indian Recipes

Virat Indian Recipes

Dalma (Green Gram with Vegetables - Orissa Style)

  • Serves: 8
  • Pressure Cooking Time 5 minutes
  • Source: www.viratcooker.com
    Manufacturer Exporter of Pressure Cookers

Ingredients

split skinned green gram
1 cup
water
4 cups
turmeric powder
1 tsp
salt
1 tbsp
potatoes peeled, halved and cut into 1 cm thick slices
2 medium (200 g)
red pumpkin peeled and cut into 4 cm long and 2 cm thick slices
200 g
brinjal cut into 5 cm long and 2.5 cm thick slices
100 g
raw papaya peeled and cut into 4 cm long and 1 cm thick slices
100 g
coconut grated
1 cup
vanaspati or ghee for Tempering
3 tbsp
mustard seeds for Tempering
1/2 tsp
bay leaves for Tempering
2
cumin seeds for Tempering
1 tsp
whole dry red chillies (broken into pieces) for Tempering
4
onion (chopped) for Tempering
1 medium (100 g)
tomato (chopped) for Tempering
1 medium (100 g)

Method

In a pan, roast green gram on medium heat till light brown (approximately 8 minutes), stirring constantly. Remove and wash roasted gram. Put gram, water, turmeric powder and salt in cooker. Stir. Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook for 3 minutes. Remove cooker from heat. Reduce pressure by placing cooker in a basin of cold water for about 2 minutes. Open cooker. Add all other ingredients except those for tempering. Mix. Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook for 2 minutes. Remove cooker from heat. Allow to cool naturally. Open cooker. For tempering, heat vanaspati in a pan for about 2 minutes. Add mustard seeds. When crackling, add bay leaves, cumin seeds and chillies. Stir for a few seconds. Add onion and fry till golden brown. Add tomato. Cook till tomato is pulpy and vanaspati shows separately (approximately 2 minutes), stirring occasionally. Pour over dalma. Stir. Serve hot.


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