As per Hindu calendar after Anant Chaturdashi, there come pitrupaksha or Shradh. A time to express our thanks to our ancestors by preparing and offering specially prepared food.
There are many customs that are followed during this period and forbidding onion or garlic is one of them. So we have compiled a collection of Indian vegetarian recipes without onion and garlic for Pitru Paksha.
I have come across many queries on no onion no garlic recipes for Navratri and other auspicious occasions when people make onion garlic free recipes. While listing the recipes, I was surprised that how most of my favourite recipes are actually without onion or garlic in them.
Here is the list of full-flavoured and effortless onion garlic free recipes that taste so good that you won’t even notice the absence of these two!
When is Pitrupaksh 2021/ Shradh 2021?
Pitrupaksh 2021 or shradh in 2021 starts from 20th September to 6th October.
Navratri starts from next day when pitrupaksh period is over. In 2021 Navratri starts from the 7th October 2021.
(Please verify the dates as per your customs in desi calendar)
Onion Garlic Free Recipes
If you tell me without onion and garlic food is boring or bland. Let me start by saying it is completely untrue! You can make tasty dishes without onion or garlic very easily.
The other day when my friend talked about how the choices are limited when it comes to sabzi without onion and garlic or vegetarian recipes, I felt that I must share my list of whole lot of easy recipes that are onion garlic free recipes and still finger-licking delicious!
I swear on my new sets of crystal bowls (they are so beautiful btw :p) that recipes without onion or garlic taste so yummy that you will not even notice this duo missing.
So, hold on to your dear notepad and wear your apron to make these easy and oh-so-divine no onion no garlic recipes:
Spinach & Moringa Rice
Spinach Rice recipe, a healthy easy to make gluten-free one-pot meal recipe. This rice dish is dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan and super healthy. It's a onion garlic free Satvik meal that tastes super delicious. Get the Recipe
Aloo Baingan Sabji
Aloo Baingan Sabzi without onion or garlic, it is gluten-free as well. In this recipe, I cook potatoes and eggplants in aromatic spices which has a tangy taste to it. I often make this spicy recipe with poori and chawal ki kheer. Read the recipe here to make this no onion no garlic curry, Aloo Baingan Ki Sabzi.
Palak Paneer Recipe
No onion no garlic paneer recipe this Palak paneer that is ready in 30 Minutes, easy to make, delicious as well as healthy. Yes! a paneer recipe that we all love so much is super easy to make with this healthier recipe. Get the Recipe.
Kashmiri Dum Aloo
This delectable Kashmiri Dum Aloo is made with baby potatoes in a rich and spicy curry. The baby potato curry is commonly known as Dum Olav or Dum Aloo. This recipe has a rich yogurt based curry. Kashmiri Dum Aloo
Stuffed Shimla Mirch recipe or Bharwan Shimla Mirch is the best no onion no garlic capsicum recipes of the lot. Honestly, I am a fan of the recipe because I can replace and add whatever fillings I feel like in it. Bharwan Shimla Mirch Recipe
Kache Kele Ke Kofte
Kacche Kele ke kofte is delicious curry made with deep-fried balls of raw banana. It has a rich taste of tomato and cashew nuts. This recipe is perfect for this month as it is made without onion or garlic in it. This is also a Navratri recipe.
Achari Aloo Gobi sabzi
Achari Aloo Gobhi sabzi is simple yet spicy cauliflower recipe in which cauliflower and potatoes are cooked with pickling spices in mustard oil. Read the recipe to make the savoury dish today.
Pindi Chana Masala Recipe
Pindi chana is my favourite go-to chana masala recipes without onion and garlic recipe. This Punjabi style curry is actually boiled chickpeas that are cooked with fresh ground flavourful masala and simmered for some time.
During simmering the chickpeas absorbs all the flavours of the masala to give a mouth-watering recipe. Get the recipe.
Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi
Aloo Tamatar Sabzi or Potato Curry is by far one of most popular easiest and quickest recipe you can make. If you have already boiled the potatoes then you can make this recipe in less than 20 minutes. I love how basic this recipe is and taste so incredibly delicious without onion or garlic. You can follow the instructions and make the recipe now.
Masala Aloo Recipe
Masala Aloo recipe is a spicy potato recipe that is made by adding a generous amount of spices in it. This recipe is without onion or garlic but hey it has potatoes, right? You can read the recipe instructions here
Matar Paneer (No onion - No Garlic)
If you thought you can't eat your favorite matar paneer during shradh. Try this aasy simple and totally fuss-free these spicy and flavourful matar paneer sabji without onion and garlic. This is a must try not only during this period but otherwise too.
Do try the recipes and tell me which one is your favorite. Like I always say, eat healthy and good vibes only.
Papad and Vada Curry Recipe
Papad and Vada curry as a curry made with papad or popadoms and Vada. which are deep fried lentil dumplings. It’s no onion, no garlic curry from the Marwari cuisine . Get The Recipe.
Aloo Rassewali Ki Sabzi
Traditional North Indian aloo sabzi or Potato curry recipe. This aloo curry is cooked without onion and garlic, vegan and gluten-free recipe perfect to serve for lunch dinner or breakfast. This aloo ki sabzi is served with poori , pickle and raita. Here's Aloo Sabzi Recipe
Rajasthani Papad ki Sabzi
Papad ki sabji is a traditional Rajasthani Madwadi dish. You can make this delicious Rajasthani veg recipe in 20 minutes. It’s a quick vegetarian and gluten-free Indian curry perfect to serve with chapati or rice. Get The Recipe.