Dalcha | How to make Dalcha

By Shaziya Mirza  |  27th Apr 2017  |  
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About Dalcha Recipe

Dalcha is originally a Hyderabadi dish made with meat and chana dal. I have used here other dal also to give a unique flavour!! Baghaar of ghee and charcoal gives it an another aromatic flavour.

Dalcha is delicious and authentic dish. Dalcha by Shaziya Mirza is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Dalcha is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 120 minutes and it takes 60 minutes to cook it properly. Dalcha is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Dalcha. Dalcha is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Dalcha is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Dalcha at your home.


Ingredients to make Dalcha

  • For stew:
  • Mutton - 1/2 kg(meat with bones)
  • onion - 1(thinly sliced)
  • tomatoes - 2(finely chopped)
  • coriander powder -1 tsp
  • red chilly powder -1/2 tsp
  • Haldi / turmeric powder - 1/2 Tsp
  • ginger, garlic& jeera paste - 3 tsp (add 1\2 tsp jeera while grinding ginger garlic )
  • Whole spices:
  • cloves-3
  • cardamom- 3
  • bay leaf -1 nos.
  • cinnamon - 1 inch piece
  • salt to taste
  • oil - tbsp
  • For dal:
  • Chana dal -1/2 cup
  • Whole green moong - 1/4th cup
  • Whole masoor - 1/4 th cup
  • (Wash and soak all dals for 2 hours)
  • haldi -1 tsp
  • salt - to taste
  • oil - 1tbsp
  • garlic - 6 cloves(peeled and thinly sliced)
  • jeera -1/2 Tsp
  • cinnamon -1/2 inch piece
  • bay leaf - 1 nos
  • For dal masala:
  • Whole spices:
  • bay leaf - 1 big
  • cinnamon - 1 inch piece
  • jeera - 1tsp
  • coriander(whole) -2 tsp
  • red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Khatayi/tamarind paste/kokum paste -1 tsp or as per preference
  • For baghaar:
  • onion - 1 nos.
  • ghee -3 tbsp
  • Whole red chilly - 3-4 nos

How to make Dalcha

  1. Dry roast whole spices of dal masala and powder it.
  2. In a pressure cooker boil chana dal, whole moong, whole masoor with enough water, oil, sliced garlic, salt, turmeric powder and whole spices of Dal. Cook till it becomes soft.Do not overcook.
  3. In another pressure cooker heat 2 tbsp oil, add in whole spices, sliced onions and cook till it turns golden brown. Add ginger garlic jeera paste and cook till nice aroma comes. Add chopped tomatoes and cook on a low flame till it becomes soft.
  4. Add mutton pieces, spice powders, salt and saute for 3-5 minutes on high flame.Now lower the flame and cook till oil seperates.Close the cooker and cook till the meat becomes soft.(around 2-3 whistle.) Do not over cook.
  5. In another vessel remove the cooked dal and mutton stew. Put on the flame and stir continuously. Add tamarind/kokum paste, dal masala powder, mix it well and switch off.
  6. Heat 3 tbsp ghee and fry onions till golden brown.Add whole red chilly. Pour this seasoning over it.
  7. Heat charcoal. Put the charcoal in a small bowl and place it over dalcha. Pour ghee on it and cover the vessel. Enjoy your dalcha with jeera rice.

My Tip:

Do not over cook the meat and dal. You may use boneless meat. But here I have used meat with bones.

Reviews for Dalcha (1)

sonam talwar2 years ago

too good

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