DALCHA, Hyderabadi Mutton Curry

A popular mutton curry originating from the region of Hyderabad

PREPARATION TIME:- 40 mins
COOK

Dalcha is a popular mutton curry originating from the region of Hyderabad

PREPARATION TIME:- 40 mins
COOKING TIME :- 70 mins
SERVING:- 4 pax

INGREDIENTS:

1)250 g       ——-Mutton(cut into 1 inch pieces)
2)3/4 cup    ——-Bengal gram dal
3)2 tsp         ——Ginger-garlic paste
4)1 1/2 tsp  —— Coriander powder
5)1 tsp        —— Chilly powder
6)1/2 tsp     —— Turmeric powder
7)2 nos       —— Green chillies
8)3 nos       —— Onions (sliced)
9)2 tbsp      —— Oil
10) —           —— Water
11) —           —— Salt (to taste)

METHOD:

* Soak the chana dal in water for 30 minutes.

* Boil the dal with 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder and enough water till tender, when done mash it and keep it aside.

* Fry two sliced onions till they are crisp and place it on an absorbent paper and crush it after its been chilled.

* Heat oil, add the remaining sliced onion and fry till brown.

* Add the ginger-garlic paste, remaining turmeric powder and fry till light brown, then add the mutton and fry till oil separates.

* Add chilly powder, coriander powder and 2 cups water and cook till the mutton is tender.

* To the mutton add the mashed dal, crushed fried onions, 1 cup warm water and salt to taste.

* Simmer till completely cooked.

* Serve.

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