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Dalcha is a delicious and healthy lentil-based dish. Traditionally it is made with bottle ground and mutton. This Dalcha is an easy and hearty vegetarian stew from the Hyderabadi Cuisine that is served with Mutton Biryani | Goat Biryani.

Dalcha

A vegetarian alternative to Dalcha.It goes well with,Boil Rice,beef pulao , biryani, or even chapati. Serve it with your daily meal or eat. The spices make it different and delicious. Dalcha recipe as it is A vegetarian comfort dish Gluten-free Healthy. These are the ingredients you will need to make Dalcha. For exact measures please check the recipe card.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to serve Dalcha?

I paired it with Bhagara Rice Recipe, but you can pair it with plain rice, jeera rice, roti, and biryani of your choice.

Are lentils necessary in making Dalcha?

Dalcha is a gruel and uses lentils as one of the ingredients. the lentils also help thicken it. You can use Bengal gram lentil (Chana dal), Red lentil (Masoor Dal), or even split Yellow lentil (Moong Dal).

Can I make Dalcha with Beef?

Yes, Mutton, Beef, or Chicken can be used to make Dalcha.

Bottle Gourd Benefits (Lauki Benefits)

How to Make Dalcha

Cook Daal

Wash the dal in several changes of water. Soak it for at least 30 minutes.

Add, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder.

Then, add 1 teaspoon of salt according to your taste.

Come to a boil and cook until tender.

When the dal is tender using a wooded dal masher and mash the dal very smooth paste.

Take a prepared Tamarind pulp and add in the cooked dal and mix well and set aside.

Take a 2 large-Sized bottle gourd (lauki) and rinse, peel the skin and cut in a triangle shape. And soak in the water.

Take a 1/2 cup of Tamarind and add,1/2 cup of water and soak for 10 minutes.

Take a 1/4 cup of coriander leaves,1/4 cup of mint leaves,6 slits of green chili, and 4 curry leaves.

Heat 1/2 cup of cooking oil in a cooking pot, add the sliced onion, fry till soft, add the 1 teaspoon of ginger paste, 1 teaspoon of garlic paste and add the following whole spices.

  • 2 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 6 Black peppercorns
  • 6 Cloves

Once these whole spices change color and start to splutter, add the mutton meat.

Saute until meat color changes on both sides and then add 2 tablespoons of red chili powder.

Add 1 teaspoon of salt.

Mix well.

Now, add sliced tomato.

Cover and cook for 10 minutes until tomatoes are mushy and oil separates from the top.

Now, add lauki and saute until the raw smell goes away.

Next, transfer the mash dal into the Bottle Gourd (lauki).

Now add 3 cups of water. You can adjust the quantity of water as required. And cook on medium flame until meat is tender.

Add coriander leaves,mint leaves,curry leaves and green chili.

And cook again on medium flame till you get the desired consistency. This Dalcha is medium-thick consistency. Turn off the heat and serve.

Below Recipe Card

Dalcha

Dalcha

Dalcha is a delicious and healthy lentil-based dish. Traditionally it is made with bottle ground and mutton. This Dalcha is an easy and hearty vegetarian stew from the hyderbadi Cuisine that is served with Mutton Biryani | Goat Biryani.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course curry
Cuisine hyderbadi cuisine, Indian, Pakistan
Servings 8 People

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Large-Sized Bottle Gourd (Lauki)
  • 1 Cup Red lentil (Masoor Dal)
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Tamarind
  • 1/2 Cup Warm Water
  • 1/4 Cup Coriander leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Mint leaves
  • 6 Slits green chili
  • 4 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Cooking Oil
  • 2 Medium-Sized Onion Cut into sliced
  • 1 Tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Paste
  • 2 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 6 Black peppercorns
  • 6 Cloves
  • 500 Gram Mutton meat
  • 2 Tbsp Red chili powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Medium-Sized Tomatoes
  • 3 Cups water

Instructions
 

  • Wash the dal in several changes of water. Soak it for at least 30 minutes.
  • Add, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • Then, add 1 teaspoon of salt according to your taste.
  • Come to a boil and cook until tender.
  • When the dal is tender using a wooded dal masher and mash the dal very smooth paste.
  • Take a prepared Tamarind pulp and add in the cooked dal and mix well and set aside.
  • Take a 2 large-Sized bottle gourd (lauki) and rinse, peel the skin and cut in a triangle shape. And soak in the water
  • Take a 1/2 cup of Tamarind and add,1/2 cup of warm water and soak for 10 minutes.
  • Take a 1/4 cup of coriander leaves,1/4 cup of mint leaves,6 slits of green chili, and 4 curry leaves.
  • Heat 1/2 cup of cooking oil in a cooking pot, add the sliced onion, fry till soft, add the 1 teaspoon of ginger paste, 1 teaspoon of garlic paste and add the following whole spices.2 Bay Leaf,1 Black Cardamom2 Cinnamon Sticks,6 Black peppercorns,6 Cloves.
  • Once these whole spices change color and start to splutter, add the mutton meat.
  • Saute until meat color changes on both sides and then add 2 tablespoons of red chili powder.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Now, add sliced tomato.
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes until tomatoes are mushy and oil separates from the top.
  • Now, add lauki and saute until the raw smell goes away.
  • Next, transfer the mash dal into the Bottle Gourd (lauki).
  • Now add 3 cups of water. You can adjust the quantity of water as required. And cook on medium flame until meat is tender.
  • Add coriander leaves, mint leaves, curry leaves, and green chili.
  • And cook again on medium flame till you get the desired consistency. This Dalcha is medium-thick consistency. Turn off the heat and serve.
Keyword dalcha, mutton dalcha

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