Sep 7, 2017

Doodhi Dalcha | Hyderabadi Cuisine

Dhudhi ka Dalcha is basically belong to Hyderabadi dish which prepared by yellow lentil and ghiya or lauki. Lauki is known as bottle gourd, doodhi, kaddu or calabash.

Dal or curry is very common recipe which prepared in every Indian house on daily basis. Basically when dalcha prepared, they made with chicken or mutton but today i shared vegetarian version of Hyderabadi dalcha.

In this recipe, we boiled the dal separately and mixed with cooked lauki to get aromatic flavors. You can serve this doodhi dalcha with papad, rice and curd.

In North Region, Ghiya Chane ki Dal is very popular recipe, doodhi dalcha is just similar like ghiya chane ki dal. The only difference is about tempering ingredients.
Here you can check more lauki recipes:

Doodhi Dalcha | Hyderabadi Cuisine

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Dal & Curry
Cuisine: Hyderabadi
Cooking Method: Pressure Cooker

2 Cups Bottle Gourd, Diced
1/4 Cup Tuvar Dal/ Yellow Pigeon Lentil
1/8 Cup Tamarind Pulp
3 Medium Sized Tomatoes, Diced
2 Medium Sized Onions, Sliced
2 Green Chilies, Finely Chopped
1 Tbsp. Ginger, Grated
2 Dried Red Chili, Whole
7-8 Curry Leaves
1 Bay Leaf
2 Whole Green Cardamoms
2 Tbsps. Ghee/ Oil
1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida 
Salt to Taste
1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
Red Chili Powder to Taste
1/2 Tsp. Garam Masala
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
Fresh Coriander Leaves, Chopped

Wash and soak the dal in water for atleast 30-40 minutes. 
Cook in pressure cooker till to soft and tender. ( 3whistles enough)
Heat the oil in pressure cooker, add bay leaf, red chili, cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, cardamom.
When they starts splutter, add green chilies, ginger and onion. Sauté onion till to translucent on medium flame. 
Add tomatoes, coriander powder, turmeric, garam masala and red chili powder. Saute for few minutes.
Add bottle gourd and salt and cook for 2 minutes more. 
Now add tamarind pulp and cooker tuvar dal and 1 cup of water.
Cover with lid and cook till to 2-3 whistles. 
Garnish with coriander and serve hot with rice.

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  1. its awesome

    thanks for sharing with us.

  2. That's very different from our Lauki Chana dal,right? Would love to try this version soon.

  3. Dalcha has a wonderful recipe , so nutritious . I like that healthy bowl of daal , paired with rice , it will be a perfect Protein .

  4. Simply love Dalcha from the Hyderabadi Cuisine. It really looks super tempting!!

  5. Wow flavorful dalcha. How many different ways to prepare dals na... very nice recipe. Love the flavors.

  6. That is one flavorful dal recipe Preeti.So healthy!

  7. Lovely dalcha, looks so delicious, full of spices and healthy dal and lauki. One more type of dal added to my list.

  8. Flavorful dalcha,never made it with dhudi.Will try it soon.

  9. I have never tried dalcha as basically I do like the way it appears. But now your pics are tempting me to try it out,

  10. Very lovely setup Preeti, your pictures are turning out so colourful and well composed, great job!..and this dish sounds very interesting!

  11. This is super tempting. Looks delicious - Anlet Prince ( )

  12. Hyderbadi cuisine are seriously very rich and flavourful, Doodhi dalcha looks absolutely super delicious. Fantastic dish.


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