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Mutton Vegetable Dalcha

Rathy V
15 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Mutton Vegetable Dalcha RECIPE

This is a lentil based gravy with mutton and vegetables. It is a super hit with biriyani. Try it and am sure it will get you addicted. The aroma of the gravy just fills your house. Recipe reference

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Eid
  • Hyderabadi
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Mutton(with bone) - 250 gms
  2. masoor dal - 1/4 cup
  3. tamarind paste-1/4 cup
  4. Brinjal(medium sized)-3
  5. Drumstick -1
  6. Big onion - 1 chopped
  7. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
  8. turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  9. chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  10. fennel seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  11. jeera - 1/2 teaspoon
  12. cloves - 2
  13. cinnamon -1 small stick
  14. salt - as needed
  15. To Temper::
  16. mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  17. jeera -1/4 teaspoon
  18. Red chillies - 3
  19. curry leaves - few
  20. fenugreek seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  21. garlic - 4 to 5 small pods


  1. Soak tamarind in warm water for half an hour and extract tamarind paste. Cook masoor dal in cooker with 1 and 1/2 cup water for 2 whistles and set aside.
  2. Wash and clean mutton well.
  3. Heat cooker with 2 teaspoon oil, add the jeera,fennel seeds,clove and cinnamon. Add chopped onions and saute till transparent.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 minutes. Add the mutton, turmeric powder, chilli powder with little salt just enough for the mutton.
  5. Add some water for mutton to be cooked and close the cooker. Cook for 5 to 6 whistles in medium flame till 1/2 cooked. Chop the vegetables in the meantime.
  6. Now open the cooker once pressure releases, add in the vegetables and cook for 1 more whistle.
  7. Now heat a deep pan with 2 teaspoon oil, temper with mustard seeds,jeera,fenugreek seeds, red chillies, garlic and curry leaves.
  8. Add in the cooked mutton and vegetables(along with water) and mix. Add in the cooked dal and tamarind paste.
  9. Mix everything well and add salt as needed. Add little water if needed and bring everything to a boil in low flame. Switch off after the mutton is cooked and gravy is creamy.
  10. Serve with briyani the best combo or pulao or roti.

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Zakawath Ara
Zakawath Ara   Jan-30-2016

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