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Dalcha Recipe With Mutton

Dalcha Recipe - Mutton Cooked with chana dal or toor dal...
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Hyderabadi
Servings: 6 -7
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Asiya


For The Mutton Curry:

  • 500 gms mutton attached to bones
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 large cinnamon sticks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 cup onions finely sliced 2 medium onions
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp green chilli paste add a pinch of salt while making the paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

For The Dal:

  • 1 1/2 cup chana dal
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • 2 chopped tomatoes

While Boiling The Dal:

  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • 7-8 fresh curry leaves
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder/elaichi powder

Other ingredients:

  • 1 lemon sized tamarind extracted pulp


For The Mutton Curry:

  • Firstly, in a pressure cooker, add oil and heat it.
  • Add cinnamon stick, bay leaves, caraway seeds and saute a bit.
  • Add 1/2 cup of sliced onions and cook until slight pinkish.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and stir.
  • Add green chilli paste and saute for a while.
  • Add the mutton pieces and roast until the color is changed.
  • Add salt to taste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, mix and cook for few minutes.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 cup of onions, chopped tomatoes, coriander leaves mix and cook the mutton for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add water and pressure cook the mutton until it gets tender.
  • Reduce the steam and put the mutton mixture aside.

For The Dal:

  • Soak the chana dal for about half an hour to one hour.
  • While the mutton is getting cooked, at the same time start making the dal.
  • Take a pressure cooker, add soaked chana dal.
  • Into it add 2 cups of water approximately.
  • Add turmeric powder and chopped tomatoes.
  • Add little oil to tenderize the dal quickly.
  • Pressure cook until the dal gets tender.
  • Reduce the steam, add salt and mash the dal into fine paste.

For The boiling of Dalcha:

  • Take a cooking utensil, add the mashed dal into it.
  • Add the extracted tamarind pulp into the dal and mix well.
  • Add the cooked mutton curry into it.
  • Add water into it if little thin consistency is required.
  • Mix the whole mixture well, check for salt and add if required.
  • Add freshly chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves, curry leaves.
  • Add elaichi powder/cardamom powder into the mixture.
  • Also add garam masala powder if required.
  • Bring the whole mixture to a boil.
  • Dalcha is ready and serve it with bagara khana!!!


1.Always soak the chana dal or pressure cook for many whistles to make it tender.
2.Here I have used just chana dal but, mixture of chana dal and toor dal too can be used.
3.Add water as per the requirement if dalcha consistency required is thin.
4.If the dalcha has turned sour add a pinch of sugar to balance the sour flavor.


Calories: 380kcal
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