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Jan 28, 2012

Aloo Ki Sabzi / Aloo Sabji / Potatoes Cooked in Gram flour & Curd Sauce - Best Combo for Roti, Paratha & Poori ( No Onion, No Tomato, No Garlic)

Are you tired of chopping and sautéing lots of onions, tomatoes and so many other vegetables to make a sidedish for paratha or are you bored of grinding lots of spices and coconut until it gets wickedly smooth..HuH !!! lots of work to make a side dish..

Need a solution then check out this gravy which needs no onions, tomatoes and garlic…How easy  is that…When I came across this recipe, I was quite surprised because how can we make a yummy gravy without any of these, but once I tried I was quite satisfied with the result…I hope you too will like it..

This is my DAY 6 recipe for BM which falls in the theme Seven days of Rajasthani Recipes….Hope you like it and let me know what you think..

Recipe Source: Tarla Dalal


Potato - 3 large cubed and boiled
Curd -1 cup
Gram Flour / Kadalai Mavu / Besan - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder / malli Podi -1 tblspn
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi -  1/2 tsp
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro for garnishing
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:
Oil - 3 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai -1 small stick
Cloves / Krambu - 2
Nigella Seeds / Kalonji - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf -1 tsp


Cook potatoes untill it is compltely cooked. Remove it and set aside.

In a mixing bowl add gram flour, curd, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and beat well..There should be no lumps. Set this aside for a moment.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add all the seasoning ingrediants in the given order starting from mustard seeds and let it fry for 30 sec.

Add in the gram flour mixture and brng it to boil. Season with salt and mix well.

Add in cooked potatoes and simmer this for 10-15 mins. Add more water if the gravy is too thick.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti.


Take all your ingrediants..I forgot to add kalonji here..Imagine that it is present OK :P
Start from the potatoes...Cut them as per you wish
wash them well and add it to a saucepan covered with salted water....IMP: ADD SALT TO THE WATER
Bring it to a good boil
cover and simmer
untill potatoes are cooked
drain it and set aside
now make the sauce for this gravy..For this you need a blender, because it makes life so easy
add curd to it
add coriander and garam masala powder
add chilli and turmeric powder
add gram flour
Everything is in. now just whiz it up..It is that easy...
ok now everything is smooth, without any lumps..
add more water
and blend again...Sauce done..Set this aside
Heat oil in a kadai
add mustard and cumin
now cinnamon and cloves
now fennel and kalonji (Pls imagine)
fry them for 30 sec..Not more than that..
now add in the sauce
and mix well
add some salt
cover and simmer
untill oil floats on top
add in potatoes
and mix well...Simmer this for 15- 20 mins..
untill the gravy is thick and potatoes have absorbed all the flavours
garnish with coriander leaves
and give a final stir..
I meant to show is bowl...This one is my favorite..
if you like garnish with some more cilantro..
I served it with coriander paratha and watermelon fizz(Recipe soon)
Enjoy your meal...


  1. Beautiful potato dish, love your bowl too!

  2. Wonderful gravy ..esp i love the tempering ingredients..

  3. I love this recipe of Tarla Dalal.. Very nice step by step clicks Aarthi

  4. wow...superb curry....book marked

  5. Yumm, super tempting sabzi for rotis..

  6. hey this is easy and a great idea to make the gravy without onion and tomato !

  7. Sounds inviting and looks delicious...awesome recipe dear...

  8. A fantastic recipe for cold days.

  9. Gud one dear....healthy recipe

  10. que apetecible con estos frios


  11. beautiful
    tasty dish like your presentation

  12. Dear, the aloo looks perfect. The sauce looks delicious. Lovely recipe..!

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  13. Gravy looks rich and delicious..

  14. OMG...soy adicata a esta exquisita sopa contundente y hermosa,tiene un colorido perfecto,abrazos y abrazos.

  15. looks very colorful,easy n yummy....

  16. I love your tutorials and this soup. It looks hearty and warming.

  17. SO beautiful! Love the color (and simplicity) of this recipe...

  18. A very creamy and yummy gravy..looks delicious

  19. Looks delicious and tempting. Nice steps.

  20. looks great and i like the idea of mixing and blending the flavors.

  21. Mouthwatering bowl of potato curry! Yummy

  22. yummy subzi..nice step by step pics..love it!

  23. I really admire the way you put so much effort to click step by step pics. Nice and quick curry

    Hamaree Rasoi

  24. Dear Arthi
    I have been clicking "Like" button at face book now I am going through your awesome recipes one by one and eating them virtually. I like this rajasthani recipe . In fact there are great Bong recipes without onion,garlic and tomato, including Dum ALu or ALu sabjee and many others. The famous kashmiri dum alu is without onion garlic in its traditional form.
    Hope to get some time to cook before I leave home for the wilderness ( without kitchen)
    Have a nice week ahead

  25. this is a mouthwatering looking curry

  26. Hey Aarthi,
    My whole family is going wah wah over this curry as I am typing this message. Such a simple recipe and what an awesome taste too....Aarthi, you are making me cook more and more. What to do, your presentation is so good that you want to make me try it and always they turn out good. I have already made the red chutney too....Hats off to you girl!!!

  27. Very nice and interesting Aarthi..

  28. Wow that's a yummy subzi without onion,tomato and garlic. Nicely done

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  30. @Sutharshani Syamkalonji is a black seed, also known as nigella seeds or onion seeds


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