Tindora Fry is an easy dry curry that you can serve with rice or roti. This is a big favorite in my family. Tindora/Tondli/Dondakaya is an Indian vegetable that is available in Indian grocery stores. It looks like a mini cucumber. How you cut this vegetable makes a great difference to the taste. This is […]
Category: No-Onion No-Garlic Recipes
Here are some easy no-onion no-garlic recipes if you don’t eat onion and garlic. Many vegetarians do not eat onions and garlic for various reasons. Buddhists, Jains and Krishna worshippers – such as members of ISKON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) follow a garlic- and onion-free diet as these are believed to stimulate the body and mind, increasing passion and aggression. Hindus eschew onions and garlic during religious festivals.
You can make up for the many health benefits that onion and garlic provide in other ways. Made with different types of grains, beans and legumes, lentils, vegetables and greens, these dishes offer many of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients essential for a healthy diet.
Since many of the recipes on this site do not use onion or garlic, I thought I would list them here for your convenience.
In fact, even those recipes on this site that have onions and garlic would work equally well without these two ingredients, so check those out as well.
Here’s a list of no-onion no-garlic recipes.
This sweet potato curry is a South Indian yam recipe that adds a sweet and hot touch to your meal along with a lot of nutrition. This is a quick dish that tastes great with plain white rice and is frequently included in our healthy meal plans. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 3 […]
This Stuffed Eggplant (Guthi Vankaya) is one of my favorite recipes. Stuffed with onions and chickpea flour, this is a South Indian curry that’s usually served with rice, although it tastes quite good with Indian phulkas. Another one of my mom’s wonderful recipes! Servings:3-4 Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 8 thin eggplants, about 2 1/2 […]
Spinach vada, a deep-fried spinach fritter, known as “keera vadai” in South India, is sure to be a hot favorite with everyone who tries it. Made with spinach and urad dal (split black gram), this ranks high among my friends’ favorite vegetarian foods. Getting your greens vitamins never tasted this good! Servings: 4 Cooking Time: […]
Spinach Raita is a great way to get your greens vitamins. Made with plain yogurt, this salad is very nutritious. You can use low-fat or non-fat yogurt. Serve this with rice or roti for a satisfying and healthy meal. Spinach Raita also makes a delicious dip. Leave out the onions for a no-onion no-garlic version. […]
Spicy Tindora is a palate-tickling vegetarian/vegan curry with ivy gourd that makes a healthy accompaniment for plain rice. Leave out the onions if you want. Tindora is rich in beta carotene. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes Ingredients 4 cups tindora (tondli, ivy gourd, dondakaya), each cut lengthwise into 4 pieces 2 tbsp onions, finely […]
This Spicy Tinda curry has a lot of flavor and is easy to make. Tinda or the Indian apple gourd (looks like the green apple) is bland, and absorbs the flavors of the spices you use very well. This is a North Indian vegetarian and vegan recipe. Try it the next time you pick up […]
Spicy Rice Noodles make a filling and nutritious breakfast or light meal. Made with rice noodles and mixed vegetables, this simple vegan/vegetarian dish is very easy to make and is sure to be a hit with both kids and adults. It’s a great after-school snack for kids. Servings: 3-4 Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 2 […]
Spicy puffed rice is great if you want to whip up a quick breakfast or snack. Colorful and tasty, kids, especially, are sure to love it. Puffed rice, like puffed corn (pop corn), and corn puffs, is made with rice grains heated under high pressure with steam. In India, puffed rice is popular as part […]
Simple and tasty, this Spicy Bottlegourd Gravy is a South Indian gravy curry that can be served with plain rice or any Indian flatbread. Slightly sweet and spicy, this is a great way to add lots of flavor to the bland bottlegourd. Low in calories and fat, this dish is a good option if you’re […]
Spicy Almonds are a wonderful snack to munch on any time you need a quick boost of energy. If you’re tired of eating plain nuts, spice them up! Here’s an easy recipe for this healthy snack. Roasting instead of deep-frying makes this snack even healthier. Ingredients 1 lb whole almonds 2 tbsp vegetable oil […]
Delicious and healthy, this Soy Roti is a great item to add to your healthy vegetarian meals! Soybeans are rich in carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and also contain omega-3 fatty acids, and folic acid. Soybean flour is available in Indian grocery stores. Servings: 4-5 (makes 8-10 rotis) Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients 3/4 cups soybean flour […]