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...


uma shankar said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks yumm!I will surely try.

Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

osume color n nice gravy

Pacheco Patty said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful potato dish, love your bowl too!

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Sumee said... Best Blogger Tips

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

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Yumm, super tempting sabzi for rotis..

Harini said... Best Blogger Tips

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

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

looks just hot hot n hot..

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Carolina said... Best Blogger Tips

A fantastic recipe for cold days.

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Gud one dear....healthy recipe

lola said... Best Blogger Tips

que apetecible con estos frios


Angela said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks really beautiful!

sm said... Best Blogger Tips

tasty dish like your presentation

Anzz said... Best Blogger Tips

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

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Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Gravy looks rich and delicious..

Rosita Vargas said... Best Blogger Tips

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

soujanya said... Best Blogger Tips

looks very colorful,easy n yummy....

Suma Gandlur said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy side dish.

Bizzy B. Bakes said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Lizzy said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Kaveri said... Best Blogger Tips

A very creamy and yummy gravy..looks delicious

Saraswathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious and tempting. Nice steps.

vaishali sabnani said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Usha said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering bowl of potato curry! Yummy

Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Hamaree Rasoi

Ushnish Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

this is a mouthwatering looking curry

Preethi said... Best Blogger Tips

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!!!

Cool Lassi(e) said... Best Blogger Tips

Great looking curry! Yummy!

Srivalli said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice and interesting Aarthi..

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Gayathri Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome Sabzi...

A Kamalika Krishmy said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious ..

A Kamalika Krishmy said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious ..

Smitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious n tempting!

Sheela Hepzibah said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple and super.... :)

Senorita said... Best Blogger Tips
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Sutharshani Syam said... Best Blogger Tips

What is Kalonji?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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