Dalcha Recipe – A Traditional Touch

Dalcha is a popular traditional dish in central Asian countries like India and Pakistan. Simmered meat with Tur Dal spices, Dalcha is a perfect mixture of meat and Tur Dal. When setting up the menu for a family feast, have Dalcha on the table to make everyone go wow. Here, we bring you the Dalcha recipe with the Lucky Dalcha Masale recipe mix.

Dalcha

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Yield: 5 persons
Calories: 28kcal

Materials

  • 500-750 g meat any of your preference
  • 200 g Cooking Oil
  • 250 g Mix Tur Dal also known as Pigeon Pea or Yellow Lentil
  • 100 g Chopped Tomato One big size
  • 150 g Sliced Onion 2-big size
  • 3 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 30 g Dry Coconut Powder
  • 4 pcs Green Chilies cut into 2-pieces
  • 150 g Bottle Gourd de-seed and cut into small pieces
  • 25 g Tamarind soak overnight, then extract the pulp
  • ¼ bunch Fresh Coriander Leaves chop a little
  • 1 packet Lucky Masale Dalcha recipe mix

Instructions

  • Add mix Tur Dal, 1tbsp oil, and 100g onion in pressure with approx. 4-glasses of water. Cook the Dal till tender. Let it cool, then make a paste.
  • Take a thick bottom pan, heat oil, and fry the Onion. After 2-3 minutes, add Coconut powder, Green chilies, and Ginger-garlic paste. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add meat pieces, tomatoes, salt, and half Lucky Masale Dalcha mix. Add approx. 4-5 glasses of water, cover the pot until meat is tendered.
  • Add Bottle Gourd, fresh Coriander leaves, and again cover the pot. Add the dal puree. Adjust thickness by adding water.
  • Add the remaining Lucky Dalcha mix, Tamarind pulp, cover the pot and cook for half an hour on a low flame.
Nutrition Facts
Dalcha
Serving Size
 
10 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
28
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
1
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
3
g
1
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
0.1
g
0
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Calcium
 
1
mg
0
%
Iron
 
3.3
mg
18
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Mutton Dalcha Recipe Tips

Dalcha has always been the center of attention of every traditional feast. Balancing the texture between Tur Dal and meat has never been an easy task.

Here are some tips to make your Dalcha the best.

  • Don’t cook the Dal fully in the pressure cooker; let it be tendered only, as you will be cooking it for an hour more with the meat.
  • Mutton takes time to cook; prefer using boneless pieces and letting it take its time to cook.
  • While using the Lucky Dalcha mixture, separate the whole Garam Masala (as the Garam Masala is for rice).
  • Don’t add the whole packet at once; add half while stir-frying, while remaining at the end.
  • The water you added while stir-frying meat should be enough to cook it. Be cautious while adding more water and adjusting the consistency.
  • You can cook the Tur Dal mix and meat in the pressure cooker when running out of time.
  • Don’t fry the Onion as golden fry. Once it reaches a light pink state, remove the pot from the flame.
  • Let the tendered Dal cool at temperature, then make a fine paste in the grinder.
  • If you forget to soak the Tamarind overnight, use boiling water to speed up the process.

How to Make The Best Dalcha Mutton?

Do you get the meat pieces and the Tur Dal mix but don’t know how to get the best out of it? Use Lucky Masale Dalcha mutton mix recipe. Mixed with the finest herbs and spices, Lucky Masale delivers the best taste you can ever think of.

Besides that, you are sure that you added the exact balanced ratio of spices you need for the recipe. Lucky Masale Dalcha mutton recipe mix contains fresh ingredients as;

  • Cardamom
  • Red chili
  • Turmeric
  • Coriander
  • Green-sorrel
  • Salt
  • Caraway
  • Black pepper
  • Cumin
  • Cassia
  • Green cardamom

With the fresh ingredients and perfectly balanced ratio, the professional taste is guaranteed. Isn’t it?

Serving Suggestions 

Whether you make the table queen Biryani or the side dishes as Dal and Mix Sabzi, side servings are a must to complete the menu.

When keeping the menu traditional, all prefer having Tandoori Roti, Butter Kulcha, Garlic Naan, Butter Naan, or Rumali Roti with the Dalcha.

The best way to serve is to place the Dalcha in the center of the Roti and sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and sliced Ginger. Drop lemon juice if you want to enrich the taste.

Nevertheless, kids are pretty picky with food, especially when it comes to lentils. To cheer up their mood, have steamed or Jeera Rice. Bhagarey Rice also gives a well-matched taste with the Dal Gosht recipe.

Tips for Tadka

Do you think the Dal is complete without Tadka? Of course, not! Make the taste more tempting with Tadka. The ingredients you need for Tadka are;

  • 3 Tbsp. Oil or Ghee (44.3ml)
  • 1 Tbsp. Cumin seeds
  • 7-8 pieces Red Whole Chilies
  • 4-5 Leaves Karri Pata
  • 1-medium size Sliced Onion (50-60 grams)

After arranging all the required ingredients, follow the step-by-step process.

  1. Take a frying pan and heat the Oil. Now add the sliced Onion and fry it till golden fry.
  2. Now add Cumin seeds, Red Whole Chilies, and Karri Pata.
  3. After 1 minute of stir-frying, pour the mixture over the ready-to-eat Dalcha recipe.

Conclusion

Food is the thing that brings the family together; at the end of the day. Being a lover of traditional foods, make sure to try the Dalcha recipe. Don’t serve it all alone. Have Jeera Rice rock at the party.

The approximate time Dalcha will take is 1.30-2.00 hours; have patience. Try to add bone meat pieces to give an overall rich taste to the Mutton Dalcha.

Lastly, the Lucky Masale Dal Gosht recipe mix must-have to be a part of your recipe; if you want a mouthwatering taste.