Mutton Dalcha Recipe

 
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Mutton Dalcha
How to make Mutton Dalcha
  • Recipe Servings: 6
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Mutton Dalcha is a famous meat curry from Hyderabad. It is made with mutton, chana dal and a host of spices.

Ingredients of Mutton Dalcha

  • 300 gms chana dal
  • 250 gms lamb, diced
  • 1 inch piece ginger, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick, powdered
  • 2 green cardamom, powdered
  • 2 medium sized onion, finely sliced and fried crisp
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 Tbsp oil (groundnut/olive oil)
  • Salt, to taste

How to Make Mutton Dalcha

  • 1.Wash the dal in several changes of water. Soak it for at least 30 minutes. Add a pinch of turmeric, a pinch of sugar (skip if not to taste), and pressure cook for three whistles. Mash once cool and keep aside.
  • 2.Clean the lamb. Do not wash in water, use a damp towel to wipe clean. Pat dry
  • 3.Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add the chopped onion, fry till brown, add the ginger, followed by garlic, followed by green chili, followed by mutton. Stir frequently till mutton browns and oil separates. Add remaining turmeric powder, chili powder and coriander powder. Stir for another 2 minutes.
  • 4.Add 1 cup of water or enough to just cover the mutton, and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  • 5.Once cooled, add the dal, the fried sliced onions, cinnamon and cardamom powder, lime juice and salt. Cook on low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 6.Serve hot.

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