10 Satvik Popular Recipes Made Without Onion and GarlicOnion and Garlic is the most important ingredient in our kitchen cupboard . It is not possible to imagine cooking without it. Indian food or Punjabi Cuisine where the making of almost every savoury dish starts with onion and garlic. Chopped them into cubes, slice them thinly or make into a fine paste – it forms the basis of our gravy/ curries, stir-fries, biryanis, fillings for dosas, samosas, stuffed parathas. Another way you can make your curries without onions and garlic (Satvik) is by using peanut paste .
Cooking recipes without onion and garlic is a new cooking style in the Indian culinary landscape. Many cultures have been making many curries and sabzis without onion and garlic . Many professional chefs have been seen for creating some delectable food without the use of onions and garlic.
Here are some popular No Onion No Garlic recipes that you could try at home
Satvik Popular Recipes Made Without Onion and Garlic
1. Red Kidney Beans (Rajma – No Onion No Garlic)
Rajma is a popular Indian vegetarian dish with many Indian whole spices and usually served with rice and roti. Rajma and rice is a great combination as a top favorite of North Indians.
2. Jeera aloo – No Onion No Garlic
Jeera Aloo is a popular and easiest Indian dish made with potatoes and cumin seeds. This mouth watering Jeera aloo makes a perfect stir fry for lunch box along with chapatti, paranthas, naan or poori. The balanced mixture of spices and tempting aroma makes recipe unique.
3. Cluster Beans / Guar ki Phali (No Onion No Garlic )
Cluster beans contains high protein and fiber and very nutritious and very low in calorie. It has very slight bitter taste than other beans. These cluster beans take little longer time to cook. So boiled the beans in pressure cooker is preferable method. I prefer to steam the beans.
4. Kadai Paneer
It is spicy, delicious and very easy to make paneer recipe . Many people serve kadai paneer with gravy and many people serve dry kadai paneer (a subzi kind). Both tastes are yummy . The texture of the gravy is not like shahi paneer or palak paneer or ‘paneer butter masala’ .
5. Makhmali Kofte
Makhmali Kofta is a popular recipe from Kashmir. They are very soft like butter and are made with khoya, therefore quite rich! Once they are prepared well in advance, this recipe can be completed in minutes. The main ingredients to make Makhmali Kofta are – khoya, all purpose flour, clarified butter, cumin seeds, ginger, ‘poppy seeds’,, coriander seeds, salt, garam masala, coconut, cornflour .
6. Paneer Butter Masala
Paneer Butter Masala is one of the most popular recipe of paneer and is very flavorful and aromatic . This rich, creamy paneer butter masala can be prepared for any party or special events can be easily made at home . There are many different ways of making paneer butter masala. It is very easiest method of making paneer butter masala without onion and garlic. It takes very less time for preparing it. Even without onion and garlic , this paneer butter masala makes yummy.
7. Lauki Ke Kofte
Bottle gourd is one such vegetable that can be used to make different types of recipes like- lauki ka halwa, lauki ke parathe, lauki ki kheer ,’lauki ki sabzi’, etc. Lauki ke kofte are the deep fried balls of lauki which are served in a tomato gravy. It is generally eaten with chapati or paratha
8. Sabuth Matar ki Sabzi
Matar Ki Sabzi is a delicious Indian cuisine served as a Side Dish. Matar (peas) prepared in asafoetida, cumin seeds, raw mango powder and whole red chilies.
9. Aloo Gobi
Aloo gobi (potatoes & cauliflower) is a popular dry Indian dish made with potatoes and cauliflower mixed with aromatic spices and stir fried . This dish can be made in several ways, you can make it with only onions or tomatoes or use no onion-tomato at all. A delicious aloo gobi mutter made of potatoes, cauliflower and green peas mixed with the spices. Serve with hot puris or rotis.Aloo Gobi is a traditional north Indian delicacy and a staple dish in Punjab and popular across the globe.
10. White Chickpeas
It is wrong belief that dishes made without onion, garlic do not have any flavor .White Chickpeas are simmered in spicy tomato gravy. This tomato gravy is prepared from tomatoes which gives little sour taste like – vinegar or lemon. While addition of anardana powder or chole Masala balances the flavors.
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