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Chicken Dalcha चिकन दालचा रेसिपी Hyderabadi style spicy Chicken Dalcha

For all of you who loved Dal Gosht recipe but wanted to try it with white meat, here's a double protein shot for you, Chicken Dalcha:)

40-50 minutes
Chicken Dalcha चिकन दालचा रेसिपी Hyderabadi style spicy Chicken Dalcha Recipe - Ranveer Brar


For Cooking Dal

250 gms Chana dal (washed & soaked) चना दाल

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

½ tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

¼ tsp Degi red chili powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

A pinch of asafoetida, हींग

1 ½ tbsp Ghee, घी

4-5 cups Water, पानी


For Ginger Garlic Paste

1 inch Ginger, peeled & slice, अदरक

5-6 Garlic cloves, लहसुन

2 Green chillies, broken into half, हरी मिर्च

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार


For Chicken Dalcha

2-3 tbsp Oil, तेल

2-3 Clove, लॉन्ग

6-7 Black peppercorns, काली मिर्च के दाने

2-3 Green cardamom, हरी इलायची

1 Mace, जावित्री

2-3 Bay leaf, तेजपत्ता

1 inch Cinnamon stick, दालचीनी

4 medium Onions, sliced, प्याज

Prepared Ginger Garlic Paste, अदरक लहसुन का पेस्ट

2 medium size Tomato, chopped, टमाटर

900 gms Chicken (thigh & drumstick) चिकन

2 tsp Degi red chili powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

2 tbsp Coriander powder, धनिया पाउडर

½ tsp Cumin powder, जीरा पाउडर

½ tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

Little water, पानी

Boiled Dal, उबली हुई दाल

2 tsp Black peppercorns, crushed, काली मिर्च का पाउडर

1 cup Water, पानी

Prepared Tempering, तैयार किया हुआ तड़का

Fried Onions, तला हुआ प्याज


For Tempering

1 tbsp Oil, तेल

2 sprig Curry leaves, करी पत्ते

1 inch Ginger, finely julienned, अदरक

2 Green chillies, slit into half, हरी मिर्च

1 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped, धनिया पत्ता


For Garnish

Coriander sprig, धनिया पत्ता

Fried onions, तला हुआ प्याज

Lemon slice, नींबू


For Cooking Dal

  • In a pressure cooker, add chana dal, salt to taste, turmeric powder, degi red chili powder, a pinch of asafoetida, ghee, water and mix well.
  • Cover it with the lid and cook on medium flame for 2-3 whistles or until the dal is cooked.


For Ginger Garlic Paste

  • In a mortar pestle, add ginger, garlic cloves, green chillies, salt to taste and grind into a smooth paste.
  • Keep aside for further use.


For Chicken Dalcha

  • In a deep bottom pot or handi, add oil, once it’s hot, add cloves, black peppercorns, green cardamom, mace, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and let it splutter well.
  • Add onions and saute until translucent. Add ginger garlic paste and saute until the onions turn golden in color.
  • Take out half of the onions and keep aside for further use.
  • Add tomato, chicken and saute well for a minute, add degi red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder and cook for 5-10 minutes on medium flame.
  • Add cooked dal and mix well. Add crushed black peppercorns and cook on medium flame.
  • Add water and give it a boil. Add prepared tempering, fried onion and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the chicken is cooked well.
  • Transfer it into a serving dish and garnish it with fried onion, coriander sprig, lemon slice.
  • Serve hot with rice or roti.


For Tempering

  • In a pan, add oil, once it’s hot, add curry leaves, ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves and saute well for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  • Keep aside for further use.

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