Dalcha (dhal mutton curry)

Main Dish
4 servings
40 min
1 hour
Sumptuous and perfectly delicious flavors, paired with plain rice or nasi beriyani.


Number of serving: 4
400g mutton - a combination meat and bones

1 cup dhal - soak to soften

1 tbsp ginger paste

6 garlic - crushed

1 large red onion - cut into chunks

1 large tomato - cut into chunks

2 Indian brinjals - cut into eight pieces

2 tbsp yogurt

3-4 sprigs curry leaves

2 stalks coriander leaves - sliced

3 tbsp oil

Salt for taste


1-2 tbsp plain chili powder

1/2 tbsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp coriander powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp fennel powder


  • When oil is heated, sauté onion and ginger paste (just 1 min will do)

    Add mutton and dhal.

    Stir to mix all together (2-3mins).

    Pour 1/2 liter of water.

    Cook over low heat to soften mutton and dhal.

    Then add all the spices, tomato, brinjal, curry leaves and salt.

    Continue to simmer till brinjal is softened.

    (Note: If you like more gravy, add more water).

    Lastly add yogurt and coriander leaves.

    Give a good stir and off the heat.


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I like it it s very dedlicious

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