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Navratri: Enjoy These Delicious Recipes Made Without Onion and Garlic

Ayushi Raina
Ayushi Raina
Different Recipes for Navratri

Currently, people all over India are celebrating Navratri, a 9-day festival. Vrat (or fasting) is one of the most famous Navratri rituals. During this time, people prepare dishes that do not contain onion, garlic, meat, or other non-vegetarian items.

Do you want to know what you can prepare without using onions and garlic this Navratri 2021?

If yes, you've come to the right place. These two components are well-known for their significance in the kitchen. Most Indian cuisines rely heavily on these two components, and it's difficult to fathom cooking without them. Their unique flavour and taste set them different from other ingredients. The addition of onion and garlic to a dish enhances its flavour.

We recommend the following recipes for Navratri preparation. During Navratri, most devotees choose to eat sattvik bhojan or vrat ka khana or fast in order to obtain the deity's blessings.

You can prepare your favourite dishes without using onion or garlic and still enjoy them.

Here is our list of the top 10 finest dishes without onion and garlic that you should certainly try this Navratri:

Paneer Bhurji

To make it chatpata, crumbled paneer is sautéed with tomatoes and a variety of spices. This simple recipe, which does not need onion or garlic, is an excellent dish for lunch or dinner. It's a fast meal that's best served hot with some bread or rolls, roti or parathas. It may be served as a breakfast meal or as a side dish at a lunch or dinner party. 


If you've given up on the fact that rajma can't exist without onion and garlic, you should reconsider. This undying classic recipe contains a plethora of masalas that will make you fall in love.

 Chholia Paneer Rasedaar

Chholia, or green chana, is added to paneer chunks that have been mixed with a fragrant mixture of spices, khoya, turmeric, and coriander, with no onion or garlic added.

 Paneer Makhni

Paneer makhni is a vegetarian's diet paradise, and anything lacking might make this meal taste strange. This recipe for creamy paneer makhni without onion and garlic, on the other hand, will ensure you don't lose out on a single flavour.

Makhmali Kofte

These khoya-based vegetarian koftas in rich gravy are to die for. Makhmali kofta, cooked in ghee, will leave you wanting more.

Matar Ke Kebab

If you enjoy eating kebabs, then matar ke kebab is the dish for you. These delectable vegetarian kebabs are prepared with spinach and peas, with very little oil and, of course, no onions or garlic. These green beauties are to die for.

Kadhai Paneer

Onion is commonly used in kadahi paneer; however, none is used in this dish. Paneer cubes cooked in a rich zingy sauce will make you fall in love.

Mangauri Chholia

Mangauri and chholia combine to create a whole new flavour for the palette. Mangauri and chholia, combined with cumin seeds, asafoetida, ginger, garam masala, tomato, and green chilies, creates a spicy yet delectable meal.

Sabut Matar Ki Sabzi

Matar, or peas, are cooked tender with ingredients such as asafoetida, red chilies, chaat masala, mango powder, and coriander leaves. Who would want to include onions and garlic in their meal with such intriguing ingredients?

Ghutti Hui Gobhi

Mashed cauliflower is wrapped on a bed of cumin seeds, coriander powder, yoghurt, turmeric, garam masala, and other spices. This dish offers a real treat for your taste buds without the use of onions or garlic. We're sure you'd enjoy it.

Try these 10 great dishes without onion and garlic and enjoy them! Also, please let us know which one you tried and enjoyed!

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