Sunday, January 3, 2010


Mutton Dalcha Recipe  @

Mutton Dalcha is a  meat stew made with lentil and tamarind.. Used mutton ribs if possible since it is much tastier than using the meat. The lentil and mutton are boiled then added to the curry after the meat turns soft. In addition vegetables like brinjal, carrot, potato or green banana are used in cooking this dish.

I would say the dalcha is almost a complete meal by itself. Green mango could be included if available to enhance the flavor thus giving slight tangy taste.  Adjust the chili powder to suit your taste. You could also use chicken, lamb or beef for dalcha.

Mutton Dalcha tends to become thick when cool so dilute with hot water. Let's see what you need for preparing this healthy food.

Mutton Dalcha Recipe  @

Mutton Dalcha Recipe @

400 g mutton ribs cut into medium size pieces
1/2 cup toor dhal (soak 2-3 hours)                   
3 shallots sliced                                                 
2 cloves garlic chopped                                     
1 tablespoon ground ginger                                 
1 big onion sliced                                                 
1 carrot cut into 1.5 inches length                         
2 potato cut into 4 each                                               
2 eggplant split into half then cut each half into 3-4 pieces   
2 tablespoons meat curry powder                                     
1 tablespoon chili powder                                                 
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder                                           
1 tablespoon tamarind mix with 1/2 cup water to obtain juice                                                         2  green chili slit     
3 tomato quartered                                                             
1/2 cup coconut milk                                                                                       
1 stick cinnamon   
2 cardamoms                                                                   
2 cloves                                                                           
2 sprig curry leaves                                                           
1 small green mango cut                                                     
3 tablespoons oil                                                               
salt to taste                                                                         
3-4 cups water                                                                   
coriander leaves                                                                 


1. Put mutton in a deep pot together with dhal, ginger, garlic, big onion, green chili, turmeric powder, curry leaves, cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves and salt. Add water and boil until meat and dhal are cooked.

2. Add potato, carrot, eggplant, mango and cook until soft.

3. Now add coconut milk and tamarind juice, let it boil.

4. In a separate pan, heat oil, fry shallot until light brown, add meat curry powder, chili powder and curry leaves, cook until fragrant. Add tomato cook for 1 minute

5. Pour the fried spices including the oil into mutton pot, cover and cook for few minutes.

6. Garnish with coriander leaves at the time of serving.

Di cuba oleh Treat and Trick (Nora Selan)

400 g  daging kambing/lembu bhg rusuk
1/2 cawan kacan dal rendam 2-3 jam
3 biji bawang merah di hiris
2 biji bawang putih cincang
1 sudu besar halia yang di tumbuk
1 biji bawang besar hiris tipis
1 btg karot potong 1.5 in panjang
2 biji kentang belah 4
2 btg terong belah 2, potong 3-4
2 sudu besar kari daging
1 sudu besar serbuk cili
1/2 sudu teh seruk kunyit
1 sudu besar asam campur dgn 1/2                                                                                                        cawan air utk air asam
3 tomato belah 4
 1/2 cawan santan
2 btg cili hijau belah 2
1 btg kayu manis
2 biji buah pelaga
2 biji bunga lawang
 2 pelepah daun kari
1 biji mangga muda potong kecil
3 sudu besar minyak
3-4 cawan air
daun ketumbar hiris kasar
garam secukup rasa


Masukkan daging, kacang dal, halia, bawang putih, bawang besar, cili hijau, kunyit, daun kari, kayu manis, buah pelaga, bunga lawang, garam dan air,  Tutup periok dan masak hingga daging empuk dan dal lembut, buka periuk dan kacau selalu.   Masukkan kentang, karot, mangga, biarlan empuk baru masukkan terung.  Apabila terung sudah masak, campur santan dan air asam, biar mendidih.  Panaskan minyak dlm kuali, goreng bawang kecil hingga kuning baru masukkan rempah kari, serbuk cili dan daun kari,  biar wangi.  Campurkan tomato, kacau  biar tomato masak.  Tuangkan rempah dengan minyak nya sekali ke dalam periuk daging.  Kacau masak sekejap.  Angkat dan hiaskan dengan daun ketumbar.
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Love2cook Malaysia said...

Hi Sis, I'm already sitting at ur dining table! hehehe ;)

Treat and Trick said...

Thanks for coming...would you like to have dinner with me?

Unknown said...

how yummy! thank you for linking this fabulous recipe to tuesday night supper club.

Treat and Trick said...

Christy..Thanks for hosting dear..

April J Harris said...

Your Mutton Dalcha looks like real comfort food, Nora, really warming and satisfying. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious, flavourful recipe with the Hearth and Soul Link party. Take care and stay well. I hope you have a lovely week!

The Lazy Gastronome said...

This looks wonderfully rich! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a wonderful week!