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Happy New Year – 2017 with Madraasi

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New Year starts with a happy note and holiday for all of us. Like everyone we had a fantastic New Year celebration at home, I baked Gingerbread cake and made rockcandy/Karkandu Pongal which is an authentic and traditional tamilian sweet for the start of the NEWYEAR. Later followed by Mutton Biryani, Mutton Dalcha (very first time I got to prepare this) and onion raita for our lunch. Watched a new movie, had fun time with kids, chit-chat with my hubby about the last year and how to be this year, as only “CHANGES are permanent” – there were few good and bad things in this year.

This year accepting the changes, looking and love to get surrounded by positive vibes around me and also like to spread positive vibes to people I come across in my daily life.

As all of us knew how precious the time is, I don’t want to waste my time with …, hear non-sense and deal with stupidest, but planned to share my time equally with my blog, family and few hours for me. When I look back to my blog, and when it was loaded with full and full of food posts, I got to remember that my blog is a personal blog and wonder where my other works have gone.  And so this year my blog will be having the scribbles like earlier as before – Stay tuned for the TAMILIAN TALES.

New year lunch 2017 - Mutton Biryani, Mutton Dalcha, onion raita and Boiled egg

New year lunch 2017 – Mutton Biryani, Mutton Dalcha, onion raita and Boiled egg

Not to stop scribbling all these but going to strive hard to bring it to action. So hereafter waking up early, admire the early morning and admire the weekends late nights, fun with kids, time for my arts and crafts, newly learned but one of dream stitching my own dress – coming on the way with hand embroidery, my paintings and sharing how to paint, gardening with tips of easy gardening and organic manure, my travel, few beauty tips more coming stay tuned with us.

 

Mutton Dalcha Recipe / How to make dalcha in pressure cooker / Lamb Dalcha recipe

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Dalcha is the most popular Indian stew served along with Biryani, pulav, dosa or chapathi. Dalcha is prepared with lentils, mutton and flavored with ginger, garlic and few spices. Recently I came across a television show, where chef. Damo shared the recipe of Dalcha. And so prepared it for my New Year lunch along with Mutton Biryani, onion-tomato raita and boiled eggs – It was yummmm. We all liked it to the core. Later for dinner, I served it with Dosa. Let me share the recipe…

New year lunch 2017 - Mutton Biryani, Mutton Dalcha, onion raita and Boiled egg

New year lunch 2017 – Mutton Biryani, Mutton Dalcha, onion raita and Boiled egg

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Mutton Dalcha

Ingredients:

  • Mutton Bones with little meat – 200 gms
  • Split Pigeon peas / Toor dal / Tuvaram Paruppu – 3 tbsp
  • Red lentil / Masoor dal – 4 tbsp
  • Onions – 150 gms
  • Tomatoes – 75 gms
  • Brinjal / Eggplant – 4 nos
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Coriander leaves – 3 stalks
  • Ginger (1” inch stick) – 2 nos
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Chilli powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 3 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Sesame oil / Nallennai – 3 tbsp.

Making of Mutton Dalcha –

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop ¼ portions of onions and roughly chop the rest. Finely chop tomatoes into pieces.
  • Crush the ginger and garlic, keep it aside. Break the green chillies into pieces and keep it aside.
  • Heat pressure cooker, pour 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker and bring it to boil.
  • Add the mutton bones pieces followed by the lentils, crushed garlic and ginger, green chillies, roughly chopped onions, cumin seeds and turmeric powder and pressure-cook for 4 to 5 whistles or until they are cooked.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel, add the curry leaves, add the finely chopped onions and cook until the onions turn golden brown.
  • Add the finely chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • Clean and chop the brinjals lengthwise, add it and cook for a min.
  • Add the chilli, coriander powder and salt, pour 2 cups of water, cover and cook for few mins or until the brinjal is 75% cooked.
  • Pour the pressure-cooked mutton bones and lentil to the brinjal, cover and cook for few mins or until the curry thickens and the oil starts floating on the top of the curry.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with Biryani, raita and boiled eggs or with idly or with dosa.

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