Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mutton dhalsa

Today we are celebrating Mother Mary's Birthday and I am busy baking a cake, at the same time I am so eager to post this dhalsa dish during Ramzan.

Dhalsa or dhal salna is a unique and tasty side dish served along with the fabulous biryani during Muslim festivals (in my home town). Dhalsa is a thick curry made of toor dhal and mutton. I have seen people using brinjal instead of meat too. That will also taste great.
I got introduced to this dhalsa recipe through my mom's friends. After that we too started making it at home:)

Happy Ramadan!

Mutton dhalsa served with chicken biryani and carrot raita.

To pressure cook:
Toor dhal (red gram / thuvaram paruppu) - 3/4 cup
goat meat (with bones) - 100 gms
turmeric - 1/4 tsp
green chilly - 6
water - enough to cover
unripe mango (chopped)- 1 small size
tomato - 2
brinjal - 6 (small)
other items:
shallot - 4
ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
mint leaf + cilantro - a handful
sesame oil - 1 tbsp
sambar powder - 1 tsp
shredded coconut - 1 tbsp
mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
curry leaves - 1 brig
salt - to taste

Soak the toor dhal for 1/2 an hour.
Cook dhal and meat along with the items given to pressure cook in a pressure cooker with weight for 5 whistles. After the pressure gets released, mash the dhal and chillies gently without disturbing the meat. Add the sambar powder and keep aside.

In the mean time, wash and clean the vegetables. Cut them into big size pieces. In a separate vessel put the brinjal, mango, tomato, 1 cup water, salt and cook completely.

Now heat a wok with the oil. Let the mustard seeds splutter. Then goes the curry leaves, finely chopped shallot and fry till the onion gets a golden brown color.
Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell vanishes.
Pour the cooked vegetables and mashed dhal + meat. Bring it to a boil. Add the shredded coconut, minced cilantro + mint leaf and switch off.

Mutton dhalsa is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serve as side dish with biryani or pulao.
This curry should be thick.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.


Priya Suresh said...

Wat a tempting dhalsa, makes me drool..had once and i have fallen in love with this dish..time to try now..thanks for sharing..

Pavithra Srihari said...

I have recently had this dhalsa in one of the restaurants in chennai and I just loved it with biryani ... tasted awesome ...I am gonna try this too ..:)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Viki
I have eaten Dhalsa only few times. Never knew how to cook it, With your detailed instruction I will give a go at it. Now wondering from where to get a raw mango :-(
Have a nice day

Soma Pradhan said...

Mutton Daalcha or Daalsa is one of my fav dish..Really like with only hot steamy rice

Hamaree Rasoi said...

this surely sounds a delicious mutton preparation. Sounds great with biryani and raita

Hamaree Rasoi

Nandinis food said...

The dhalsa is very yummy and delish! Slurp! I'd love to have some with rice!

Nandini's Food Page

Niloufer Riyaz said...

lovely dhalsa! even Im going to make them tomorrow!

Suja Manoj said...

Looks delicious..never tried this at home..thanks for the recipe dear.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I have eaten this a few times and love it... Never tried it... Looks awesome...

Sumi said...

Have tasted this dish in my Native place during Ramzan times.Very delicious, but have never attempted it at home.NOw will give this recipe a try

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