Basically Dalma is dal with vegetables is what I learned from watching few you tube videos. Good 1 pot meal and Dalma is little mild on spices .
I did make fresh spice mixture for it.
- Used tuvar dal plus little mung dal. Boil dal with little turmeric powder , ginger .
- Vegetables what I had – eggplant , potato , carrot, drumstick, tomatoes. Pumpkin will taste good if you have it.
- Vegetables are cut in big chunks to retain shape .
- I cooked dal first in instant pot and then added vegetables and cooked 5 more minutes.
- Season with ghee, cumin seeds, red chili.
- Dry Roasted red chilies, cinnamon, black pepper and cumin seeds. Make a powder and use this like garam masala .
- Remember to add salt.
- Since I never had Dalma , don’t know what it taste like but am sure one day I will have opportunity to taste authentic Dalma.
- With all vegetables, it’s a very filling meal.
- If you are fond of different kind of dals , try it.