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Hyderabadi Chicken Daalcha


Recipe by salma of karachi, PK

I keep cooking this meal coz it has amazing taste no buddy can refuse this delicious food.

Ingredients non vegetarian 6 servings

    • 1 kg boneless chicken
    • 1/2 cup moong ki daal
    • 1/2 cup masoor ki daal
    • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
    • 1 tbsp crushed red chillies
    • 1 tsp turmeric powder
    • salt to taste
    • 6-8 curry leaves
    • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
    • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1/2 tsp onion seeds (kalonji)
    • 6 green chillies
    • 1/2 bunch of green coriander
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 cup oil
    • 1/2 cup fine chopped tomatoes
    • tamarind pulp as req
    • 2 fine chopped onion
    • 6 whole red chillies


    1. Wash daals and soak them for 15 minutes then keep it on boil and add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder.
    2. Let it cook until daals are tender now add salt and stir it for few minutes.
    3. Heat a oil in a pan now add sliced onion when it turns into light brown then add chicken,ginger garlic paste,1/2 tsp turmeric powder,crushed red chilli,tamarind pulp,salt and tomatoes and green chillies and cook them untill tomatoes are tendered.
    4. Now put the daal mixture in tomato gravy and 1 cup of water.
    5. Heat a oil in a frying pan and add fenugreek seeds,onion seeds,mustard seeds,whole red chillies,cumin seeds and curry leaves and fry them for 1 minute.
    6. Now give a baghaar of it on daalcha.
    7. sprinkle green coriander and serve it with naan/chapati or boil rice.


    jean chaurasia

    Hi Salma, your recipes are pretty good, I'm going to give this a try soon.