No onion no garlic diet recipes

This no onion no garlic diet recipes section is for those who do not consume onion and garlic for diet / health  / religious reasons.

Many Indians, especially Hindus, follow strict vegetarian diet. On festival days, many from Brahmin community do not use onions and garlic in their meals.

Those who follow Jain religion, shun onions and garlic. They do not consume tubers / root vegetables too.

No onion no garlic diet recipes

Karnataka chutneypudi is made with chanadal and urad dal. Sesame(til) seeds, dried coconut, curry leaves add to the flavor and taste.


Cook perfect basmati rice on the stove top in a pot / pan where each grain is separate.


Varan bhaat - dal rice

Made with toor dal , arhar dal, pigeon peas, varan bhaat is a comfort food.

It is served as neivedya (offering to gods) on festival days such as ganesh chaturthi.


Stir fried Chickpeas - Kabuli Chana sundal - Ghugri

 Made with kabuli chana - garbanzo beans, prepared on festivals such as  Ganesh chaturthi and distributed to the devotees as prasad, also served as a healthy snack.


Fenugreek Methi puri - poori

Indian breakfast - snack - lunch box recipe, made with whole wheat flour and methi - fenugreek leaves.

Bhopla gharge - pumpkin poori

Lal bhopla gharge or pumpkin poori or pumpkin sweet fritters are a recipe from Maharashtra.

Dalia sheera / halwa

 - Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat.

To make it vegan, use coconut oil / vegetable oil instead of desi ghee.

Dahi Vada -Dahi Bhalle

A popular yogurt based snack recipe. Good for festivals, summer season and as a party dish.

Known as thyir vade - mosaru vade in south Indian languages.

How to make Instant amla - gooseberry pickle

No need to wait for amla / gooseberry pickle to mature.


Coconut green chutney

- made with fresh grated coconut, roasted gram (puthani), coriander leaves and green chilies.

Accompaniment for idli, dosa, uttappa, chapati , rava idli etc.


Spicy Mango rice - Mavinkai chitranna

Mango rice made using sour green mango. Recipe from South India.


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