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Dalcha, Dalcha Recipe for Biryani, Mutton Dalcha Recipe

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Recipe for Mutton Dalcha. Side dish served for biryani. Mutton Dalcha with lentils, meat and veggies. Tamil Style recipe.



For Cooking Dal and Mutton

  • 100 grams mutton with bone
  • 1/4 cup chana dal
  • 1/4 cup toor dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 cups water

Ginger-Garlic-Onion Paste

  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 1 medium size onion
  • 1/4 cup water to grind

Other Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala / curry masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon tamarind paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 small brinjals, chopped
  • 1/2 of a raw mango, chopped
  • 1/2 of a raw plantain, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh coconut ground to a paste with 1/4 cup water


  1. Take a pressure pan and add in the mutton pieces. Add in the toor dal and chana dal. Add in the water and cook for 5 whistles. Switch off the flame and wait for the pressure to release naturally.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add in the onions, curry leaves and green chillies. Fry for 3-4 minutes till the onions are soft. Add in the tomatoes and the onion-ginger-garlic paste. Fry for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add in the red chilli powder. Add in the garam masala powder. Add in 2 tablespoon of tamarind paste and salt. Fry for a minute.
  4. Add in the veggies – brinjal, mango and raw plantain. Add in little water and simmer for 15 minutes covered with a lid.
  5. Add in the cooked dal-mutton mixture. Add in the ground coconut paste and let it simmer for a couple of minutes. Add in the coriander leaves and remove the pan from heat.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: South Indian