No Onion? No Problem….Tasty Dal Colambu Without Onion

Hi friends, Greetings to you! Today I am back with a very easy to make dish. You can do it when you accidentally get up late and need to rush for work or some guests just drop in without information.

Above all you don’t have to cut onions or grind masala. Just rush in and pull out some dall, wash and throw into a cooker and cook it for 2 or 3 whistles. Open the lid and and follow the steps.


  1. Dal – 1 Cup
  2. Chilli Powder – 1 or 2 Tablespoons
  3. Turmeric Powder – 1 /2 Teaspoon
  4. Pepper Powder – 1 Teaspoon
  5. Cloves – 1 or 2
  6. Cinnamon – 1 Small piece
  7. Curry leaves or Coriander leaves – 5 or more
  8. Ghee – 1 Tablespoon
  9. Salt – To taste


Cook the Dal with little water and add all the ingredients and sufficient water to get a thick gravy. Boil the whole thing, when it boils well off the stove and serve hot. Those who don’t like the taste of ghee can add coconut oil. Can increase the quantity of ghee according to your taste.

You can make this in 5 to 10 minutes and get a very tasty columbu for chapathi, bread, rice, roti, Dosa, idly, Appam or any other dish of your choice.

Isn’t this an easiest dish? Please give your comments. Thanks a million.