Monday, November 26, 2012

Kaddu ka Dalcha


1/2 kg Lamb/Beef Meat
2 Onions (finely chopped)
2 Tomato (finely chopped)
1 Bottle Gourd (Kaddu Peel the skin off bottle gourd and cut into small rectangular pieces,and remove the the seed)

1 cup Chana Dal (Bengal gram)
 Raw Tamarind juice (imli ka khata)/ Lemon juice
1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
1 tbsp Red chilli powder
1/4 tbsp Turmeric powder
1 tbsp Gram masala

2 Cinnamon sticks (loung)
2 Green chillies
6-8 Curry leaves
Salt to taste
1/2 cup Oil

For Garnish

Coriander leaves (finely chopped )
Mint leaves (finely chopped)


Clean and wash the mutton pieces, add ginger and garlic paste & onion, pressure cook  for 3/4 whistles without adding too much of water,until the meat is tender, then keep aside.

Then again In a pressure cooker at medium high heat, add chana dal, ginger and garlic paste,Let pressure cook for about 15-20 minutes until the lentil is tender(paste),Keep aside.

In a large non-stick saucepan add oil at medium heat,add tomatoes, ginger and garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder,green chilli and stir it till tomatoes gets smooth and mushy after a couple of minutes add salt,do not cook on a high heat,simmer heat and cover the pan leave till smooth.

At this stage add 1 cup water and bottle gourd  in the pan.Then cover the pan let it cook until bottle-gourd half cook.

Than add the lentil paste,mutton mixture,imli ka kahta, green chilli, gram masala,cinnamon sticks & curry leaves.Cover the pan leave for 20-25 minutes until the oil appears on the bottom surface.
Remove from the heat.

Garnish with coriander leaves and mint leaves.

serve with Bagara-khana,plain rice,Sem ki phali, binis-ki-phalli..


  1. asak roha nice to c ur collection of impressed..i stay in hara..whr do u live?

  2. walikamsalam Anjum,
    Jazak Allah..i was in Saudi for couple of years after marriage,now i live in sydney :)

  3. bagara khana dalcha are my all time favorite....sunday special :)

  4. Dalcha looks too good with lauki cooked just right!

  5. wow!!Look so delicious & rich with flavour...Nice photos...
    Thanks for linking up with Event :Cook like a Celebrity Chef

  6. Thanks for linking . pls add my link below the recipe
    Thanks for linking to My event

  7. congrats Roha
    Hai Friends
    Please check out Results of bachelor’s Feast

  8. Asaklm roha i tried all most all your recipes my husnand loved it......

  9. Hey roha i wanted to ask u i tried all most eveywrr m not getting that custed powder which u used in mongo custd


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