Kolotho Dalma

Kolotho Dalma

Horsegram cooked along with local spices and vegetables

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup kolotho/horse gram (lightly roasted & broken)
  • 1/4 cup baigana / eggplant (cubed)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin (cubed)
  • 1/4 cup green papaya (cubed)
  • 1/4 cup saru/taro (cut into roundels)
  • 2 big ripe tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 1 small potato (cubed)
  • 1 drumstick ( cut into 2 inch pieces )
  • 3 teaspoons rice bran oil
  • 1/3 turmeric
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 4 dry red chilis
  • 4 garlic flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon pancha phutana / panch phoran (mix of fenugreek, cumin, mustard, nigella & fennel seeds)
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Pressure cook horsegram along with vegetables (except tomato) with 2 cups water, salt and turmeric.
  2. Heat oil. Add chopped tomatoes, sprinkle a little salt and cook till mushy. Add cooked lentils. Continue cooking with some water to adjust consistency.
  3. Temper the dal with hot oil, fried pancha phutana, broken red chilis and curry leaves.
  4. Serve Kolotho Dalma hot with roti or rice.

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