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Mutton Dalcha

Mutton Dalcha is a popular Indian Side Dish
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Serves 6


1 kg - Mutton

200 g - Channa dal

2 - medium-sized Tomatoes

lemon-sized Tamarind

2 tbsp - ginger-garlic paste

1 - big Onion (cut into long thin slices)

1 tsp - shahjeera

2 strips - 1-inch-sized Cinnamon

6 - Cloves

4 - green Cardamoms

2 - Bay Leaves

a little stone flower

1 bunch - green coriander

1 tbsp - Khus Khus

1 tbsp - grated Coconut or Coconut powder

oil - 4 tbsp

1 tsp - Red Chilli powder

1/2 tsp - Turmeric

1 tsp - dhaniya powder

salt - to taste


  1. Heat oil in a thick-bottom pan and add the raw garam masalas.
  2. Then, add onions and saute till transparent.
  3. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric, red chilli powder, dhaniya powder, salt and fry well.
  5. Add the cleaned mutton, channa dal and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Then, add water and cook till the meat is tender.
  7. Soak the tamarind in warm water till it yields its juice.
  8. Pour in the khus khus-coconut paste, tamarind juice and cook till the raw smell of the khus khus is gone.
  9. Garnish with the chopped coriander and serve hot with rice.
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