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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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Christmas cake Fruit Mixing (Non-Alcoholic) with Kids

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When it comes to Christmas, right from the time I was kid till today I remember the Christmas tree, Christmas cake and then the snacks prepared for Christmas. In my home town, Tuticorin Christmas will be celebrated in a very grand manner. Now after being a food blogger, for almost past 3 years, I have been invited for Cake Mixing Ceremony in Bangalore to few leading hotels. I also take with kids with me for the cake mixing and we love the way the ceremony happens.

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Christmas cake Fruit Mixing

As we are passionate toward the cake mixing, thought why not to do cake mixing at home. Also as we are non-alcoholic, I thought of doing a NON-ALCOHOLIC cake mixing at our home with my neighbor’s kid. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Purple Grape Juice – 1 cup
  • Green Grape Juice – 1 cup
  • Vinegar – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 10 gms
  • Raisins – 10 gms
  • Badam / Almond – 10 gms
  • Ginger chips – 10 gms
  • Orange Peel – 10 gms
  • Cherry – 10 gms
  • Dates – 10 gms
  • Dried fig – 10 gms
  • Prunes – 10 gms

Making of Christmas Cake Fruit Mixing (Non-Alchoholic) at our home –

Preparation:

Add all these ingredients one by one to a mixing bowl, pour the juices and vinegar. Mix them for atleast 20 mins. Refrigerate them in a sterile glass bottle for atleast a week and later prepare your Christmas cake.

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Wheat Coffee Cake with Walnuts (Eggless, Milkless, Butterless)

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As most of us are looking out for healthy recipes, but like to have desserts especially when it comes to cakes, who say no? So thought of making a healthy cake, this resulted in my vegan Coffee Cake with walnuts. Already I shared my Coffee Cake with Nutty crunch and this cake is very special and completely different from that as it has no eggs, no butter, no sugar, and no milk and prepared with wheat flour/atta.

This cake is very healthy dessert and good not only for weight watchers, but also for diabetes people. Also this tastes yum, and has the soft and fluffy texture which would be liked by everyone. Enjoy your winter by giving a try to this healthy and delicious Vegan Coffee Cake. Let me share the recipe…

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Awwww. Its Friday, taking my cake to Fiesta Friday #149 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Vegan Coffee Cake with Walnuts


Ingredients:

  • Wheat flour / Atta – 1 ½ cups
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Walnuts – ½ cup
  • Oil – 1 cup
  • Black Coffee – 1 cup
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  • Organic Brown Sugar – 1 cup

Making of Vegan Coffee Cake with Walnuts –

Preparation:

  • Sieve the wheat flour, cinnamon powder, salt and baking powder, all together in a bowl. Keep it aside.
  • Crush or finely chop the walnuts to pieces and keep it aside.
  • Take a wide mouth bowl, pour oil, black coffee, lemon juice and add the organic brown sugar, mix it well until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Take 2 tsps of sieved flour and keep it aside.
  • Add the leftover sieved flour to the black coffee mixture, little by little and fold them well without any lumps.
  • Meanwhile preheat the microwave to 180 degree C and grease the cake tray.
  • Add the walnuts to the reserved sieved flour and mix it well. Make sure that the walnuts have got coated well with the flour.
  • Add walnuts along with the flour to the cake batter and mix it well. Refer the above video for the consistency.
  • Transfer the cake batter to the greased tray and bake it for 5 to 10 mins or until a tooth pick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean at 180 degree C.
  • Once baked, let the cake rest for 5 mins and transfer the cake to a plate.

Serve hot or at room temperature or chilled. Perfect for a tea-time or perfect for brunch with a scoop of ice cream.