Dahi Aloo Recipe

dahi aloo
Vrat recipe dahi aloo

Dahi Aloo Recipe| Fasting Recipe | Vrat Recipe

This is one of the most popular fasting or vrat recipe during Navratri. Dahi aloo or dahi wale aloo sabzi is basically a potato dish which is cooked in curd as gravy and other spice mix.

This is a popular dish in North India especially as Navratri is one of the major festival in North India where many people observe fast for 9 consecutive days. This is not easy to fast for 9 days. There are few food option available during these 9 days. Potato is one of those vegetable which is allowed to consume on such days.

So this is one of my ultimate dish on fasting days. You can make this as a combo meal with kuttu or singhada puri, sama chawal khichdi. This infact completes the menu and keeps you full. Also it’s tangy, spicy and aromatic. So you will not crave for any outside food too.

Read other vrat recipes on blog: Kuttu Chips, Kuttu Aloo Tikki, Aloo Jeera, Aloo Tomato, Sama Chalwal Khichdi, Sama Chawal Dosa, Sabudana Khichdi, Sabudana Vada. In sweet dish try my vrat special Sabudana Kheer, Aloo Halwa, Paneer Kheer, Fruits Raita, Singhade ki Burfi, Lauki Launj (halwa).

Dahi Aloo

If you are making on normal days, there is not much difference to the recipe in fact. For fasting or vrat recipe, add vrat namak or sendha namak (rock salt) which is allowed to eat on fasting days. You can’t consume regular salt if you are observing fast on any day.

How to make dahi aloo or vrat wale dahi aloo?

Dahi Aloo Fasting recipe

Dahi Aloo is a quick and easy recipe also. It won’t take 30 minutes altogether to make this quick recipe. This is a no onion no garlic dish. Again we are not adding tomato also in this curry preparation. This is prepared with minimal ingredients.

Again different families follow different set of rules while observing this fast. So you can remove those ingredients which you think is not allowed at your place.

ingredients for dahi aloo recipe

Tips for perfect dahi wale aloo sabzi

1. Use boiled potatoes for this recipe.

2. To make the gravy thicker, mash one potato roughly.

3. Also whisk curd to avoid curdling of curd.

4. Another thing to take care of when you are making any curd base gravy, keep stirring continuously till it starts to boil. Else it will curdle.

5. And add salt after it starts boiling.

Recipe Card for Dahi Aloo or Vrat wale Dahi Aloo Curry

Dahi Aloo | Dahi Wale Aloo | Vrat Wale Dahi Aloo

This is an easy fasting special recipe. In this dish potatoes are cooked in curd and aromatic spices,
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Curd Special, Fasting Recipes, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Keyword: Easy Less than 30 minutes Recipe, Fasting Recipes, Potato recipes
Servings: 4 People
Author: Ipsa

Ingredients

  • 4 potatoes boiled
  • 1 cup curd whisked
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp hing (asafoetida)
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped

Instructions

  • Boil potatoes for 3 – 5 whistles or until cooked soft. After lid opens peel off the skin and dice them. mash 1 potato roughly.
  • Heat oil in a pan. add cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add chopped ginger, green chillies and all spices. Stir for 10 – 15 seconds.
  • Add whisked curd to the pan and stir continuously.
  • Add a cup of water and keep stirring.
  • Stir until it starts to boil. Then add diced and roughly mashed potatoes.
  • Season with salt and simmer for 5 minutes on medium flame.
  • Turn off heat. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. 
  • Dahi Aloo is ready to serve.

Notes

If you are not making for fasting or vrat recipe, then add crushed kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) and a pinch of garam masala.
For Vrat recipe use rock salt in sted of normal iodised salt.
If any spice (turmeric powder / hing/ red chilli powder / coriander powder ) is not allowed at your place then skip that.

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North Indian Style Aloo Tomato Curry For Fasting Recipe

Aloo Tomato
aloo tomato curry

Aloo Tomato Curry (Farali Vrat Recipe)

This North Indian Style Aloo Tomato Curry is one easy fasting recipe. This is simple and takes 10 minutes to prepare if you have boiled potatoes. You can also pressure cook them for 2 whistles if you don’t have boiled potatoes. But I like to boil the potatoes first and then adding them to the gravy. This dish has no onion and no garlic and hence one fasting food. This is a popular everyday dish in North India.

I love this no onion no garlic aloo tomato curry even on regular days. But when you will cook on regular day, the best part is that extra punch of flavor from asafoetida or hing. If you eat curry leaves add to the curry. In case you don’t eat any of the ingredient then you can skip that. Also use rock salt only for fasting food preparation as you can’t take regular salt.

This curry goes well with kuttu ki puri, singhade ki puri, sama rice pulao. I also make dahi aloo to accompany my other farali puri or rice.

If you love potatoes, then also read quick potato recipes:

  1. Bombay potatoes
  2. Aloo Jeera
  3. Mix vegetable fry
  4. Dum Aloo in Restaurant Style

Also read other fasting recipes on our blog.

  1. Sabudana Khichdi
  2. Sabudana Kheer
  3. Kuttu Aloo Tikki
  4. Kuttu Ke Pakode
  5. Sabudana Vada

North Indian Style Aloo Tomato Curry

Easy and quick potato recipe. This is no onion no garlic dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Fasting Recipes, Main Dish, Sabzi & Curry
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Keyword: Easy Less than 30 minutes Recipe, Fasting Recipes, Indian Curry
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Ipsa

Ingredients

  • 5 medium Potatoes boiled & peeled
  • 2 medium Tomatoes
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 inch Ginger (optional)
  • 2 + 1 tsp Coriander Powder + Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1.5 glass Water

For No Fasting Recipe

  • 1/2 tsp Hing
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

For Garnishing

  • 2 – 3 tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped

Instructions

  • Boil potatoes and peel off the skin. Roughly mash 1 potato. Dice the rest potatoes.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and let it crackle. add chopped ginger and green chillies.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and mix well.  Cook till tomatoes are cooked well. Add all spices and saute for 10 seconds. Then add 1/2 cup water and let it simmer for some time.
  • Add 1 cup water more, salt and let it boil for 2 – 3 minutes. Adjust water as per the consistency you need.
  • Then add mashed potato and chopped potatoes to the gravy. Add coriander leaves and let it simmer for 3 – 5 minutes more.
  • Turn off heat. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with poori, paratha.
    Aloo Tomato

Notes

If you are cooking for any other than fasting dish then add hing and turmeric powder along with coriander and chilli powder.

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Jackfruit Curry in Indian Style/ Kathal Ki Sabzi

jackfruit curry
jackfruit curry

Jackfruit Curry in Indian Style/ Kathal Ki Sabzi

Jackfruit or kathel or fanas is a popular dish in India. This is a seasonal fruit. The raw fruit is used as a vegetable especially in spring season. This is heavy and not easily digestible because of heat. Be careful if you have old people at home as they might face stomach upset with jackfruit. (This is from my personal experience). This is a vegetarian replacement of meat. Why I said this is it is prepared and tastes same as meat. If you prepare this curry in mentioned way, trust me it tastes no less than your chicken or meat curry.

This curry can be easily prepared in 15 minutes with ready to use Indian curry paste. Why every time I insist on keeping this curry paste ready is to save your cooking time. With refrigerated curry paste you will save 15 – 20 minutes of your cooking time. Many times we tend to change the menu thinking that preparing this dish is time consuming. But if you have all ingredients ready then it won’t take much time and efforts for cooking.

curry paste

Ready to use curry paste with whole spices

How to make kathal ki sabzi or jackfruit curry?

January to April is the perfect season if you wish to eat best quality jackfruit. After that as it starts to ripen, you may not get good quality raw jackfruit in market.

Again when I purchase jackfruit/ kathal from market, I get it cut from the vendor only as this is sticky and difficult to cut and time consuming. If you are chopping at home, then to get rid of the gummy raisin apply oil on your palm and knife before holding it or chopping. Remove the thick inner layer of the pieces as well.

If you don’t have ready made curry paste,then you can prepare instantly. I blend all ingredients together. This saves lot of time.

Ingredients for curry paste: 4 onion, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, 1 green chilli, 5 cloves, 4 green cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon stick, 7 -8 black pepper, 3 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder.

Grinding whole spices will not reduce their aroma. all of them in one go. The aroma will not evaporate and trust me dish will be equally tasty.

One thing if you want your curry to look red then add 1/2 tsp red chilli powder first before adding the paste. This will give more color to the curry.

For better taste, saute/ shallow fry jackfruit in oil for 4 – 5 minutes or till it’s 50% cooked. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare 5 – 6 servings of this curry.

Here I would request you to read other similar posts like mushroom matar masala, paneer tikka masala, gatte ki sabzi, palak paneer. Also read matar paneer curry, dum aloo, bagara baingan, lauki kofta curry, malai kofta curry, shaam savera curry.

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Jackfruit Curry in Indian Style

This is made in authentic Indian style.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish, Sabzi & Curry
Keyword: Indian Curry
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: daintykitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Jack fruit/ Katahal/ Fanas Peeled & Diced
  • 1 tsp Salt as per taste
  • 7 - 8 tbsp Refined oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seed
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder- (as per taste)
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 Green Chilli
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/4 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp Or cinnamon powder
  • 8 Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Or black pepper powder
  • 5 Cloves
  • 5 Cardamom Small
  • 4 Onion Diced
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves

Instructions

  • Grind onion, ginger garlic paste, green chillies, cinnamon stick ½ inch, black pepper, cloves, cardamom and 1 tsp cumin seed into fine paste.
  • Heat one frying pan or kadai on high flame. Put 8-10 tbsp oil to it. Shallow fry diced jackfruit or katthal till half cooked and turns brown.
  • Remove fried jackfruit from pan.
  • Remove if excess oil is left or add oil if no oil left in pan after frying. Once Oil is hot put one bay leaf.
  • Then add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder & ¼ teaspoon chilli powder. This will give rich color to the gravy. Then immediately add onion paste. Sauté for 5-6 mins on medium flame till onion paste leaves oil and cooked completely.
  • Then add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix it well. Add 4-5 tbsp water and sauté masalas for 2-3 mins more. Add salt as per taste.
  • Once the masala is cooked with aroma, add fried jackfruit to it. Sauté for 5mins. Add 1 cup of water to it and cook for 15 – 20 mins in low flame. Cover with a lid. Stir occasionally to check.
  • You can adjust water as per your taste. If you like to have thick gravy, add lesser water. If you wish to have it with bit more gravy like then add ½ glass water more to the curry.
  • Garnish it with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with paratha, chapatti, poori or rice.

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Kathal ki sabzi
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Low-Carb Bottle Gourd Weight-loss Recipe

Low Carb Bottle Gourd Recipe/ Lauki Curry Indian Style

Bottle Gourd commonly known as Lauki or Dudhi in Hindi is a not-so-liked-food because of its watery n slight pungent taste. But you can’t ignore this super-food if you care for your body and health.

Lauki or Bottle gourd is a super food indeed because of many reasons.

This is rich in dietary fiber both soluble and insoluble and hence a great ingredient for weight-loss diet.

It consists of 96% water.
It helps in weight loss and keeps body cool during summers.

It’s low in saturated fat and cholesterol.

Because of high fiber content it’s helpful in treating constipation as well.

It increases lactation in mothers and hence given to new-moms post delivery of babies. But that’s in cooked form.

For faster weight-loss, drink bottle gourd juice in empty stomach. it works like magic in your weight loss plan. However its cooling properties might develop cough. So if you are prone to cold then don’t take raw lauki juice.

It tastes great in both savoury dish (curry, fritters, dumplings, raita) as well as sweet dish (halwa/ pudding, kheer).

It can be combined with potatoes in curry or can be cooked as hero ingredient.

Try other bottle Gourd recipes also

Bottle Gourd Dumplings

Lauki Raita

Lauki Bhujia/ Stir fried bottle gourd

Lauki Kofta

Lauki Chana Dal

Lets Try this version of cooked bottle gourd. Its easy to make. Making this curry takes hardly 15-20 minutes.

This is a keto friendly recipe. However in that case reduce or remove onion from your ingredients list as onions add carb to the dish as its high in sugar content. This is also diabetic friendly recipe.

Low-Carb Bottle Gourd Weight-loss Recipe

This is a weight-loss recipe with bottle gourd. This is easy to cook recipe and is extremely healthy and nutritious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish, Sabzi & Curry, Weightloss Recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: daintykitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle Gourd (Lauki) Medium size peeled and diced
  • 1 Tomato Diced
  • 1/2 Onion finely chopped
  • 4 Garlic buds finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Green Chili Finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch Ginger finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Aamchur/ Dry mango powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves

Instructions

  • Heat 4 - 5 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle. Add a pinch of asafoetida powder, green chillies, garlic, ginger and saute for a minute.
  • Add onion and saute till translucent. Add chopped tomatoes. Saute for 2 minutes. Then add all spices except dry mango and mix well.
  • Add chopped bottle gourds or lauki to the cooker and mix well.
  • Add 1/2 cup water and close the lid of cooker and cook for 3 - 4 whistles. Turn off the gas and wait till cooker lid opens.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Notes

This is a keto friendly recipe. However in that case reduce or remove onion from your ingredients list as onions add carb to the dish as its high in sugar content. The two main ingredients are bottle gourd and tomatoes and are low in carb.
Add tomatoes generously. It will give tanginess to the dish.
If you want to have this like soup, then let it cool for some time and then grind coarsely. Serve with a dash of lemon juice to it.
Happy Cooking Friends 🙂
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