Try These No Onion-No Garlic Recipes To Celebrate Karwa Chauth
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The season of festivals is on its peak and the next celebration is Karwa Chauth. It is a popular festival celebrated in several regions of the country where the married women fast and pray for longevity and prosperity of their husband and a happy married life. Their fast continues for from sunrise to moonrise during which no food or water is consumed. This festival shows the spirit of love and respect for their partners. 

It is celebrated nine days prior to Diwali and there is a special sargi thali which is given to daughter-in-law by her mother-in-law. Sargi is eaten prior to the fasting and the thali includes a variety of items such as stuffed paratha, paneer sabzi, kesar pheni, and coconut/lemon water. It is always recommended to include nutritional food that can keep you energized for the whole day. 

There are other various delicious recipes as well which are prepared to celebrate the day and most people prefer to cook without garlic or onion. 

Here are five Karwa Chauth dishes you can prepare without onion and garlic: 

1. Aloo Curry  

Aloo is a favourite of all. It is the most versatile food item that fits in every form and aloo curry is a soulful dish that can burst your taste buds with flavours. This hearty dish can also be prepared without onion and garlic for various festivals and fastings. Just saute the spices like chilli and cumin seeds in oil along with tomatoes and garam masala and crush boiled potatoes and cook for a minute, adding the required amount of water for gravy. This aromatic dish can go well with both rice and roti. 

2. Paneer Lababdar 

This hearty and healthy dish is equally delicious just as its colour and texture. It's very easy to cook and does not require any fancy ingredients. Most of the time it is prepared along with onion and garlic but the rich flavour of other ingredients can balance out the taste. Prepare gravy with spices and garam masala and add paneer cubes to it and its ready to serve.  

3. Pindi Chole 

This is one of the easiest chickpea recipes that comes all the way from Rawalpindi region in Punjab, Pakistan. Made with soft and tender white chickpeas, along with varieties of masala and mango powder, it does not have any gravy or sauce. Commonly prepared with garlic, this popular Punjabi delicacy can also be prepared without garlic and for festive season and goes well with rice and different kinds of breads. 

4. Palak Paneer 

This delicious paneer dish is world-famous and very easy to prepare. With the goodness of spinach and paneer it goes well as a side dish with roti, naan, parathas and boiled rice. It takes less than thirty minutes. Just cook blanched spinach with spices like cumin seeds and asafoetida along with some tomatoes and salt. Then add paneer cubes and your delicious palak paneer is ready without onion and garlic. 

5. Masala Arbi 

The pre and post fast diet needs to be healthy to give your body sufficient energy. Arbi, also known as taro root, is a vegetable that is rich in various nutrients including minerals. Here is the recipe to prepare healthy masala arbi without onion and garlic to recover the energy after fast. 


  • 500 gm arbi 
  • 1 tsp carom seeds 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder  
  • 1 tsp red chili powder  
  •  2 tsp coriander powder 
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder  
  • ½ tsp garam masala   
  • 2 tsp oil  
  • 1 tsp chopped coriander leaves  


  • Boil the arbi roots until tender and cool a bit. 
  •  Peel and cut them into half inch thick circles.  
  • Heat oil in a pan and add ajwain seeds and when seeds stop crackling add all the powders.  
  • Fry the masala for ten seconds on low heat.   
  • Then add arbi salt fry for 10-12 minutes on medium heat.  
  • Garnish with green coriander leaves and enjoy.  

Indulge these dishes and celebrate this festival of love.