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Mutton Dalcha Recipe

Written By Angela Steffi on Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 9:45:00 PM

Mutton Dalcha is a quick and simple recipe very similar to that of Sambar made with Mutton, we also add veggies and paruppu. When you cook the dhal and mutton pieces for a long time, mutton flavor is distributed throughout the kulambu. You can also add veggies like - raw banana, brinjal, raw mangoes, drumstick which will now be filled with mutton flavor.

Please click here to watch Mutton Dalcha Recipe in Tamil - Madras Samayal.

Serving Size:   4 
Prep Time   :   10 min
Cook Time  :   30 min

Quantity Ingredients for making Mutton Dalcha
1 tsp  Oil

1 bay leaf,1 cinnamon

 2 cloves, 2 cardamom
12 Shallots
1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
2Green Chilies
1/2 kg Goat meat
1/2 cup Toor dal(thuvaram paruppu)
1/4 cup Channa Dal (kadalai paruppu)
1 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Chili powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Brinjal (Eggplant) 
1/2  Raw Mango
1/4 cup Tamarind extract
required Water
required Salt

Coriander leaves for garnishing

For Tempering
1 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp  Ghee
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Pepper corns
few Curry leaves
1/2 cup Onion

Cooking Method

Step 1) Heat some oil in a cooker and flavor with cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf and cloves. Then add shallot , ginger garlic paste , green chilies, tomatoes and give it a stir.

Step 2) Now add in the mutton pieces - prefer the bone pieces for making mutton dalcha recipe. Also add in channa dal, thoor dal and the masalas - turmeric powder, chili powder, garam masala, coriander powder, salt.

Step 3) Add enough water , Since we have added dal we need to add water more than usual. Cover and cook for 5- 6 whistles on medium heat. It takes approximately 25 minutes. 

Step 4) Once the mutton and dal is cooked add veggies - Brinjal, raw mango and some tamarind extract. We ca also use potatoes, drumstick and raw banana.Cover and let it cook for 10 more minutes or until the veggies are fully done.

Step 5) Heat a pan with oil and ghee, temper with - mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, dry red chilies, pepper and some chopped onion. 

Step 6) Pour the tempering on to the mutton dalcha, also add in some chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

Our delicious Mutton Dalcha is ready to be served with rice. Please do try this reicpe and share it with your friends and family.  Happy Cooking!!!

About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


  1. This looks like a delicious recipe! I'm a big fan of mutton dishes, and this one looks like it's full of flavor. You can get your recipes in the form of a book by some book writing service also get them publish through Book Publishing Services.