Panasa Katha Muga Dalma | Jackfruits with Moong Dal

Dalma is a traditional and famous delicacy from the state of Odisha. Basically this is a type of dish where the lentil or dal cooked with different nutritious vegetables and less spices. The dish is easy to prepare, also packed with proteins from the dal & minerals, vitamins from vegetables. So it is the perfect combination of taste as well as health. Dalma mainly seasoned with a tempering of jeera, bay leaves, dry red chili in pure desi ghee, by which the dish becomes much more aromatic. There are actually a varieties of dalma dish. Dalma can be prepared using onion-garlic or without. Preferably in temple and during festivals the dish is prepared without using onion-garlic.  

Here I have come up with one of my favorite dalma as Panasa Katha Muga Dalma or Jackfruits with Moong Dal. This dalma is without onion-garlic version. First the moong dal or spitted green gram is dry roasted, then the dal is pressure cooked along with jackfruit cubes, potato cubes and pumpkin cubes, next some tempering of cumin seed, bay leaf and whole red chili is added and finally some freshly grated coconut and roasted red chili-cumin powder is sprinkled. This variety of dalma is particularly enjoyed a lot when the jackfruits are in season. Although authentic method of preparation involved use of pure 

desi ghee to get that aromatic flavor, but here i have prepared the dish using only 1 teaspoon of oil. It can be thoroughly enjoyed as a side dish with some steamed rice or plain roti or paratha.  

So do try this Odisha special Panasa Katha Muga Dalma or Jackfruits with Moong DalIf you tried my recipe and enjoyed fully, then please share some pictures of your creation with me. Also kindly give your valuable feedback either in the comment box below or tag me as #firsttimercook on Instagram. You may also follow me on FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+Instagram and can subscribe for free to get new recipes directly into your inbox 😊

Preparation Time : 30 mins  |  Cooking Time : 20 mins

Ingredients :        



Moong dal

¾ cup

Jackfruit cube (unripe)

1 cup

Potato cube

½ cup

Pumpkin cube

¼ cup

Tomato (medium)

1 no

Cumin seed

½ tsp

Red chili

1 no

Bay leaf

 1 no

Turmeric powder

¼ tsp

Red chili-cumin powder (roasted)

1 tsp

Coconut (grated)

1-2 tbsp


1 tsp


As needed


As needed

Method :

  1. In a pan first dry roast the moong dal till light brown.
  2. Transfer the roasted moong dal to a bowl containing water and allow to soak for 12-15 minutes.
  3. Then wash the soaked dal nicely and put into a pressure cooker.
  4. Add in pumpkin cubes, potato cubes, jackfruit cubes, turmeric powder and salt.
  5. Stir everything, close the lid and allow to cook over low-medium heat.
  6. Turn off heat and keep aside to release the gas automatically.
  7. Now heat oil in a small pan.
  8. Add bay leaf, whole red chilies, cumin seeds and allow to crackle.
  9. Next add chopped tomatoes and cook till tomatoes become mushy.
  10. Pour this tempering into the pressure cooker containing cooked dal.
  11. Again place the pressure cooker over gas flame and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes without lid.
  12. Add some grated coconut and give a nice stir.
  13. Turn off heat and sprinkle roasted red chili-cumin powder.
  14. Serve hot this moong dal panasa katha dalma along with steamed rice, roti or paratha !

Notes :

  • Instead of oil, ghee can be used for tempering to make an authentic flavor of the dalma.

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This Panasa Katha Muga Dalma | Jackfruits with Moong Dal is contributed to the 150th theme of Foodie Monday Blog Hop team where the theme is decided as ‘Veggies with 1 tsp Oil’.



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  1. Poonam Bachhav

    The jackfruit lentil curry sounds interesting Sasmita..a new dish for me..flavorful share on the theme !

  2. Priya Iyer

    Such an interesting dish! Beautiful share for the theme!

  3. Sujata Roy

    Fabulous share Sasmita. I love dalma. And this looks superbly delicious. Lovely share 😊

  4. Unknown

    Sasmita our Odia dishes are an inspiration to make food in less oil.. don't you think so… and this dalma is one of my favourites 😍

  5. Unknown

    Its been ages since I had jackfruit..I love it so much! This recipe looks and feels and sounds incredible! Yum!

  6. Archana

    I have to say you have presented the dalma so beautifully. Will have to wait till the next jackfruit season to try this dalma.

  7. Paarul

    I love dalma , presented beautifully sasmita

  8. preethi'scuisine

    Love your simple odia recipe. Jack fruit and Moong dal sounds an interesting combo. Fabulous share Sasmita.

  9. Vanitha Bhat

    This panasa curry looks so yummy dear! Would love to have a bowl of this with rice! Awesome… 🙂

  10. Maria Nasir

    I've paired daals with different vegetables but never with Jack fruit. Sounds like a very delicious idea. I'm sure to try this very soon as we are huge daal fans at our place. 😊

  11. jayashree

    Never tasted this but it looks delicious. Shall try it sometime maybe without the jackfruit

  12. cookingwithsapana

    I have never cooked jackfruit with dal, this sounds really inviting.

  13. Mayuri Patel

    A hearty and healthy dalma. I've yet to cook with jackfruit but till then would love to make this dalma with the rest of the veggies.

  14. code2cook

    thats a great combination Sasmita. I love jackfruits vegetable. But it is so hard to cut it and peeling so I dont buy. I love this recipe.

  15. Hayley

    Never though of using jack fruit in daal. Dalma sounds so interesting and delicious.

  16. Freda

    Never tried jackfruit in a savory dish. Love the recipe, sounds so good 🙂

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