Till the year 2000, there was not a single organized Odiya Cuisine restaurant any where. Typical Odiya food was not available to the locals or the tourist. Observing the need for an Odiya cuisine restaurant the promoters of this restaurant decided to address this niche market and open an Odiya cuisine restaurant named DALMA. On the auspicious day of Chandan Jatra, in 2001, DALMA, the first ever organized Odiya cuisine restaurant opened its door to the public.
While deciding a name for the outlet, special care was taken to identify an element that registers an instant relation with Orissa and its food. ‘DALMA’ the house hold Odiya dish name was selected to be the brand of this outlet. Considering the success of this restaurant and popularity of the food served therein, today ‘DALMA’ is a brand. Truly Odiya, developed, promoted and grown from the state of Odisha.