Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dal Fry (No Garlic No Onion)

Hi this recipe was given by my friend keerthi which can be prepared without onion and garlic and i do this dal every now and then as its good for health, simple and can be done in minutes.....


1/2 cup Toor dal

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

1/2 tsp Red chilly powder

1/2 tsp Garam masala powder

1/4 cup milk

2 -3 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves

2 tomatoes chopped

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

3-4 green chillies (Slit)

salt to taste

2 tsp oil

  • Pressure cook dal adding 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and cook till done. Now add salt and bring to a boil and then keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai add cumin seeds, when it splutters add green chilli, fry add tomato and fry till tomatoes get mashed up well and oil leaves out.
  • Now add 1/4 tsp haldi, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander leaves .
  • Fry for a while and then add milk and fry till it becomes semi thick now add this to the cooked dal and simmer it and boil for about 10 mins.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.


  1. Thanks for this one.. I usually do days where I don't eat onion and garlic...This one is on my list now..I also liked the idea of adding milk...This does make the dal thicker...Cheers

  2. ur most welcome supriya...u can check out many other recipes in my blog which has no onion and garlic if u need it..

  3. Cool receipe, somehow this is the best dal i could cook!!

  4. is it must to add milk...

  5. ya the recipe says can skip it if you want to but gives a good taste and thickness as well