Alternative namesdal mai dooba hua mutton
CourseMain course
Place of originIndia
Region or stateTelangana State
Created byShah Jahan
Serving temperaturewith rice
Main ingredientsMutton, chana dal, tamarind

Dalcha, is an Indian lentil-based stew originating from Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Its origins may lie with a similar middle eastern dish Harees which is more of a gruel with cooked meats. Primary ingredients are lentils, can be chana dal or sometimes tur dal. Vegetables or meats, both chicken or mutton may also be added to the stew, so if mutton is added it will be called a mutton dalcha. Bottle gourd is another key ingredient in a Dalcha. It is traditionally served with the rice dish called bagara khana.


Being of Indian origin, Dalcha is commonly served at Malay weddings in Malaysia and Singapore.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ "Dalca Sayur Pengantin (Vegetable Stew with Lentils)". singaporelocalfavourites.com. 16 January 2021. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Istimewa di Majlis Perkahwinan. 10 Hidangan yang Wajib Ada!". sini.com.my (in Malay). Retrieved 29 March 2021.[permanent dead link]