Easy No Onion No Garlic Thali Recipe

Easy No Onion No Garlic Thali Recipe

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Hey there! I'm excited to share with you a delicious journey into making a No Onion No Garlic Thali. Cooking has always been a fun adventure for me, especially when I get to try new recipes and flavors. One day, I stumbled upon this unique thali recipe, and it quickly became a favorite in my kitchen. Let me take you through the steps of creating this flavorful feast!




Recipe of Chane Moth Ki Dal




  • 1 cup Chana dal, soaked
  • 1/2 cup Moth ki dal, soaked
  • 1 tsp Hing (Asafoetida)
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 Green chili
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tbsp Jeera (Cumin seeds)
  • 1 Dry red chili
  • 1 cup Chopped tomato
  • 1 tbsp Chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp Chopped green chili
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tbsp Kadhai masala





  1. In a pressure cooker, add soaked chana dal, soaked moth ki dal, hing, salt, turmeric powder, and green chili. Cook for 4-5 whistles on medium flame.

  2. Heat ghee in a pan, add jeera, and dry red chili. Let them splutter.

  3. Add chopped ginger, chopped green chili, and sauté.

  4. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they become mushy.

  5. Then add coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala, kadhai masala, and sauté.

  6. Add this tadka to the pressure-cooked dal.

  7. Simmer the dal for 10-15 minutes.

  8. Chane Moth Ki Dal is ready to serve.



Recipe of Paneer Kadai Masala




  • 1/2 tbsp Jeera (Cumin seeds)
  • 7-8 Black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Saunf (Fennel seeds)
  • 1 Dry red chili
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 Capsicum
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1-inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Black cardamoms
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 5-6 Cloves
  • 8-9 Black peppercorns
  • 8-9 Coriander stems
  • 1 Green chili
  • 8-9 Cashews
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Water, as required
  • 1 Dry red chili
  • 250 gms Paneer (Indian cottage cheese)
  • 1/2 cup Capsicum, diced
  • 1 tsp Kitchen king masala
  • 1 tbsp Fresh cream
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Kasuri methi (Dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 1 tbsp Chopped coriander





  1. Grind jeera, coriander seeds, saunf, black peppercorns, and dry red chili in a mortar pestle.

  2. Heat oil in a pan, add diced tomatoes, diced capsicum, bay leaves, cinnamon stick, black cardamoms, green cardamoms, cloves, black peppercorns, coriander stems, green chili, cashews, ginger, and dry red chili. Sauté.

  3. Add water and cook until tomatoes are mashed.

  4. Grind to a fine paste.

  5. Heat oil in a pan, add paneer diamonds and toss.

  6. Add capsicum dices, salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, kitchen king masala, and sauté.

  7. Add the tomato paste and cook for 4-5 minutes on medium-low flame.

  8. Add butter, fresh cream, sugar, and cook further.

  9. Lastly, add kasoori methi and chopped coriander.

  10. Paneer Kadai Masala is ready to serve.




About the Recipe:


The No Onion No Garlic Thali is a special meal that brings together seven tasty dishes without using onions or garlic. It's perfect for people who follow dietary restrictions or those who simply enjoy a different twist on traditional Indian cuisine. From the comforting Dal to the spicy Kadhai Paneer and the sweet Lauki ki Kheer, each dish in this thali is bursting with flavor and goodness.



Cooking Tips:


  1. Prepare Ahead: Get all your ingredients ready before you start cooking to make the process smoother.
  2. Add Flavor: Use a variety of spices to give your dishes depth and richness.
  3. Texture Matters: Pay attention to the texture of your dishes and adjust as needed for a balanced meal.
  4. Take Your Time: Let your dishes simmer gently to allow the flavors to meld together beautifully.
  5. Presentation Counts: Don't forget to garnish your dishes for an extra touch of elegance.



Pairing Guide:


Pair your No Onion No Garlic Thali with:

  • Fragrant Basmati Rice
  • Warm Rotis or Naan
  • Crispy Papadums
  • Cooling Raita
  • Tangy Pickles




Frequently Asked Questions about No Onion No Garlic Thali:


  1. Can I eat this thali during fasting?

    • Yes, this thali is suitable for fasting as it doesn't contain onions or garlic, which are commonly avoided during religious fasts.
  2. Can I change the recipes to suit my taste?

    • Of course! Feel free to customize the recipes to your liking and dietary needs.
  3. What makes this thali different from other Indian meals?

    • The absence of onions and garlic gives this thali a unique flavor while still capturing the essence of Indian cuisine.
  4. Are there any special cooking techniques I should know?

    • Just focus on layering flavors, balancing textures, and cooking everything with love and care.
  5. How long does it take to make this thali?

    • It usually takes around 1.5 to 2 hours to prepare everything, but it's worth the effort!
  6. Can I make these dishes ahead of time?

    • Yes, many of the dishes can be made in advance and reheated when you're ready to eat.
  7. Is this thali suitable for vegans?

    • Some dishes can be easily adapted for vegan diets by using plant-based ingredients.
  8. What are some good side dishes to serve with the thali?

    • Basmati rice, Indian bread, and a variety of pickles and chutneys are great accompaniments.
  9. Where can I find the ingredients for this thali?

    • You can find most of the ingredients in regular grocery stores or Indian specialty stores.
  10. Is this recipe difficult to make?

    • Not at all! With a little patience and love, anyone can create this delicious thali at home.


Get ready to enjoy a flavorful journey with the No Onion No Garlic Thali recipe!