Dal Makhani - No onion no garlic gravy

dal makhani-no onion no garlic gravyMany of us do not eat onion and garlic on auspicious days and few other days too. Devotees of Raghavendra swamy mostly do not eat onion/garlic on Thursdays. So during those days, when I make chappathi, I used to make this gravy for chappathi.
Masoor dhal - 2 cups
Tomatoes - 2
Tomato paste - 1 tbsp (optional)
Jeera - 1 tbsp
Ginger - 1 small size
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 2
kasthoori methi - 1tsp
cream or curd - 1 tbsp
milk - 1/2 cup

Cook the masoor dhal, by adding 4 cups of water and turmeric and keep it aside. You need not soak the masoor dhal. Now, in a pan add oil, little butter (optional) when it is hot add jeera, then add the grated ginger. Add the finely chopped tomatoes and when it cooks add the tomato paste also. Now add red chilli powder, green chillies and kasthoori methi leaves. Nicely saute it. Then add cook dal and nicely bring it to boil. Now simmer the stove and add curd and then add milk. Add salt accordingly and let it boil for 5 mins. Serve it hot with chappathi or rice!
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Apani Rasoi said...

Very nice blog.

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