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Dalma Masala

A flavorful masala which makes the dalma more delicious

Dalma is a traditional dish of Odisha. It is a combination of dal ( generally prepared with toor dal ormoong dal ) & some vegitables like raw papaya,brinjal,raw papaya,potato etc.

It is easy to prepare & at the same time full of vitamins & nutrients.For seasoning dalma we generally add roasted dry red chilli & cumin seed powder. Today I am going to share a masala for seasoning the dalma to make it more delicious.


  • Cumin seed -3 tbsp

  • Black pepper - 1 tbsp

  • Bay leaf -7~8

  • Dry red chilli -7~8

  • Cinnamon stick - 5 (1 inch)

  • Fenugreek seed -1/2 tsp

  • Fennel seed - 1tsp


Step 1

Dry roast bay leaf & dry red chilli. Make sure not to burn the red chilli

Step 2

Dry roast cinnamon stick & black pepper

Step 3

Dry roast fennel seed,cumin seed & fenugreek seed.

Step 4

Now mix all & make a fine powder by using a blender.

Now Dalma masala is ready. You can store it in a airtight container and use it .

Enjoy !

If you like the recipe, please share with family & friends .

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