30+ Veg recipes without onion and garlic

30+ Veg recipes without onion and garlic

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This collection of 30+ Veg recipes without onion and garlic is covered with delicious snacks, sabzi, curries and drinks.

Looking for recipes that don’t include onion and garlic for Navratri? Not to worry! There are plenty of delicious options here, from snacks that use a variety of flavours and spices, to tasty curries with vegetables as their main ingredient. Whether you’re looking for something more traditional or innovative, there’s no shortage of recipes without onion and garlic that will please any palate during this sacred festival.

Why No Onion and Garlic?

Many religious and cultural communities, such as Jains, Marwaris, and Hindus during fasting (vrat), avoid consuming onion and garlic. However, these recipe collections prove that one can create flavorful and enjoyable dishes without these ingredients.

I wish my Hindu readers a very happy Navratri!


What religion doesn’t eat onion and garlic?

Jains, Marwari, and Hindus during fast (vrat) don’t eat onion and garlic. I know many families who don’t eat onion and garlic regularly, that’s not any big deal for them.

How can I flavour food without onion and garlic?

It’s not necessary to add onion and garlic to each and every food to make it flavourful or delicious. Even though I am not Jain or Hindu I make many recipes without onion and garlic, it tastes delicious just like normal recipes. Spice balance is very important when cooking food without onion and garlic. there are a lot of aromatic spices that we can use in our recipes and make them delicious.

Which fast food does not contain onion and garlic?

In India, you can find several Jain food chains that don’t use onion and garlic in any of your dishes. You can find no onion garlic burgers in McDonald’s as well.

Why are vegetarians not allowed garlic and onions?

It is not that every vegetarian is not allowed onion and garlic some individuals follow a sattvic diet, some follow the spiritual path, and some are not allowed due to religious sentiment. There are different reasons and different choices for not to have onion and garlic.

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30+ Veg recipes without onion and garlic

Paneer tikka: a very popular Indian appetizer which is packed with flavour and tastes just like restaurant style. Let me tell you one thing in advance, there is no compromise in flavour it tastes the same as normal paneer tikka but without onion and garlic.

You may also like: paneer pahadi tikka, paneer tikka in OTG.

Paneer tikka without onion and garlic

Moong dal: this dal is healthy, flavourful, easy and quick to make, and requires no pre-soaking. you can make this recipe whenever you want to eat something light.

Moong dal fry

Cheese corns nugget: crispy from the outside and creamy from the inside. It is the perfect fried snack that is cheesy, creamy, and crispy with the flavour of sweet corn.

How to make corns cheese nugget

Peanut bhindi fry: toasted peanuts stuffed in bhindi with spices and then cooked until crisp. It is packed with toasted peanut flavour. If you love peanuts then you’re going to love it.

Stuffed bhindi with peanut|peanut stuffed bhindi fry recipe 2

Aloo curry: The simplest and quickest potato curry recipe requires only 10 minutes and a few basic ingredients. It is tangy, spicy and delicious.

Potato curry without onion and garlic|aloo curry 3

Other potato recipes you might like

Mix dal bhajiya: perfect crispy snack for monsoon, it has 5 varieties of dal in it but what matters here is using the same ratio of each dal. It has two versions which are one with onion and garlic and one without onion and garlic.

Mix dal bhajiya|mix dal pakoda recipe|dal bhajiya premix

Aloo methi sabzi: perfect comfort food for winter with solid flavour of methi (fenugreek leaves) paired with diced potatoes. this recipe is very easy to make and even a beginner can make it.

Methi saag|Methi aloo sabzi recipe|recipe for aloo methi

Potato chips: everyone’s favourite! My stomach is never satisfied and yearns more and more of it. the main effort in making potato chips is peeling and slicing especially when making in bulk. if you have a helping hand then it makes the work easier.

Coriander chutney: it is a must with every Indian meal or appetizer. It is very easy to make and only requires 4 ingredients.

How to make dhaniya chutney|Indian cilantro chutney 3

Other chutney recipes you might like

Dry kala chana: no onions, no tomatoes, no garlic and no ginger! You just need some spices for seasoning and boiled black gram/chane. This recipe hardly requires 10 minutes and few basic ingredients.

Dry kala chana without tomato

Sand-baked potatoes: ever tried baking/cooking potatoes in the sand? If you’ve never tried then what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try! It has a very unique taste and flavour.

Perfectly baked potato

Mirchi vada: spiced potato stuffed in green chilli and then deep fried in the besan batter. potato stuffing takes these chilli fritters to another level and it is the perfect snack for monsoon.

Rajasthani style mirchi vada|stuffed mirchi vada recipe

Carrot pickle: this gajar ka achar is effortless and very easy to make. It needs to be sun-dried for 3 days after adding spices to the carrot. It makes Indian meals extra flavourful.

How to make carrot pickle|gajar ka achar recipe 3

Roti chips: Yes! You can make a flavorful and delightful roti chips recipe of leftover roti or chapati. it hardly takes 10 minutes to make it.

Roti chips fried in oil

Dry chole masala: it is very easy to make, If you have boiled chickpea then you need only 10 minutes to prepare this recipe.

Dry Chole in bowl

Crispy corns: fried corn kernels tossed in spices. It is perfect for Diwali, get-togethers, evening snacks or for birthdays.

Barbeque nation style crispy corns recipe|crispy corn 2

Chana dal khichdi: this recipe is light, gluten-free, healthy and delicious. It is very easy to digest as it is minimally spiced and has 2 main ingredients: dal and rice.

Punjabi chana dal khichdi recipe

Stuffed methi paratha: fenugreek whole wheat flatbread loaded with nutrients and flavours. A very healthy option for breakfast and lunch with minimal ingredients.

How to make methi paratha|stuffed methi paratha 2

Veg mayo sandwich: love quick snacks? make a mayonnaise sandwich! use your choice of vegetables make your own variation and you know what! It can be made in less than 5 minutes.

Other recipes you might like

Sugar paratha: Sugar-stuffed paratha, is sweet, soft, crispy and delicious. It is loved by all age groups and no one can refuse this paratha.

Cheeni paratha|cheeni ka paratha recipe

Tamarind chutney: it is very easy to make you just need 15 to 20 minutes to cook it. It can be stored for more than 5 months, but it will be finished before 5 months.😅

Tamarind chutney with jaggery|imli ki chutney recipe 2
30+ Veg recipes without onion and garlic

Dry aloo sabzi: quickest and easiest recipe, this recipe only needs boiled potatoes and some spices for flavouring. That’s it. Try this delicious easy-to-make recipe without onion and garlic.

punjabi dry aloo sabzi|dry potato sabzi recipe without onion and garlic

Aam ka panna: also known as aam jhora this raw mango drink is ultra refreshing, super delicious and a must-try.

How to make Aam ka panna|raw mango summer drink

Dry muskmelon seeds: preserve homemade dried melon seeds rather than buying them. It is cheap, homemade and nutritious.

How to dry muskmelon seeds to eat

Semolina namakpare: namakpara also known as nimki or namkeen. it is a very popular teatime snack in India. It is also prepared on holi and Diwali.

Semolina namakpare|sooji ke namakpare

Masala chaas: also known as buttermilk is a healthy and refreshing desi drink. it is a blend of yoghurt and flavoured with spices. 

How to make chaas|Masala chaas recipe

Mix fruit raita: healthy, refreshing, smooth and delicious recipe. It is the perfect side dish and very popular during summer.

Fruit raita|Mix fruit raita|Fruit curd

Other recipes you might like

Semolina pasta: prepare 2 ingredients of homemade pasta without a machine. you don’t require any special equipment or eggs for this recipe

Homemade red sauce pasta recipe

Sweet mango pickle: this recipe is very special because it’s my grandma’s sweet pickle recipe, it is super delicious, and oil-free and let me tell you the best thing about it you can enjoy it the whole year.😉

Aam ka meetha murabba|sweet & sour mango pickle recipe

Kadha: it is a very popular and old Ayurvedic remedy and is very effective. It not only revives the throat but has many health benefits you should definitely give it a try to boost your immune system.

Kadha recipe for cold and cough

Kala chana chaat: black chickpea chaat is combined with the crunch of veggies, flavourful spices and tanginess of lemon juice. this salad is packed with protein and is very healthy.

Kala chana chaat recipe

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Yield: 3 serving

30+ Recipes without onion and garlic (kala chana chaat)

30+ Veg recipes without onion and garlic

Protein packed, healthy and delicious chana chaat or chana salad recipe, this recipe requires very basic ingredients and even a beginner can make this recipe.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2/3 cup kala chana (black chickpea)
  • 2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium tomato (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro 
  • 1 teaspoon chopped mint leaves
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon kala namak (rock salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder


Pressure-cook black chickpea 

Soak 2/3 cup kala chana in water overnight then drain the water and rinse the chana nicely.

Add chana, 2 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon salt in the pressure cooker, close it with a lid and pressure cook it at high flame until it get 2-3 whistles then lower the flame to simmer for 15 minutes and turn off the flame.

Let the pressure release naturally and chana is boiled, use it for salad or chaat.

Kala chana chaat

In a bowl add boiled black chickpea, 1 chopped tomato, 1 chopped green chilli, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, 1 teaspoon mint leaves, 1 lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon rock salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder, 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder, 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala and 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder.

Combine it nicely and it is ready to serve.


  • Make sure that kala chana is cooked nicely and don’t discard the water which is left after boiling as it is very nutritious. you can little pepper in it and drink it as a dal soup.
  • You can add veggies of your choice and quantity of spices can be increased or decreased as per your taste.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 290mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g

All information presented are intended for informational purposes only.

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