Many communities in India follow a strict no onion no garlic diet regime. The reason for following this particular diet regime is mainly religious but nowadays many people avoid onion and garlic due to certain health related issues. It is not an easy task to plan an everyday menu without using the two key flavor ingredients – onion and garlic. As most of the Indian Curries revolve around the paste of onion and garlic. Even for tempering the side dishes onion and garlic are the most commonly used herbs. It is challenging to think about a delicious food without onion and garlic but not impossible.
We are sharing with you 10 No Onion No Garlic Recipes that can be prepared on a routine basis and are so good in taste. These curries and side dishes are easy to prepare, full of flavors and far from boring. I am sure these no onion no garlic recipes will add a lot of variety to your everyday menu.
This Summer Pasta Salad is loaded with pineapple, cucumber, olives and a light creamy dressing. We love eating this pasta salad for lunch or dinner. It is good for any summer meal. After all, the Delhi heat is almost killing us and we are sticking to no-cook, easy to prepare D-I-Y meals such as this summer pasta salad. You can make it in advance and let it sit in the fridge. During the hot summer afternoon, it is so comforting to have a light pasta salad for lunch along with a glass of chilled iced tea or mint lemonade. This creamy summer pasta salad takes my favorite summer ingredients and turns them into a delicious meal.
Matar Paneer is the ultimate comfort food. It is one of those Indian curries than can be devoured during any time of the year. And for the nation that is obsessed with local cottage cheese aka paneer, matar paneer is one of the most loved curries. It compliments all kinds of Indian bread – flat, deep-fried, baked and almost all variety of rice dishes. This Matar Paneer Recipe is definitely worth bookmarking as it is super quick to prepare. Why? Because it’s done in the pressure cooker.
When we talk about one-pot rice meals, lemon rice is one of our favorite ones. Needless, to say we have been introduced to this delicious rice casserole during our stay in South India. And ever since then, it is a regular repeat in our weekly lunch menu and in his office lunchbox. I don’t even bother to learn the right way to serve lemon rice. For the love of a good elumichai sadam, I can enjoy it during any hour of the day with a bowl of chilled raita. If I am not too lazy, will serve quick potato roast with the lemon rice. Else, for me, it is good to go on its own.
Every family has it’s own Chicken Curry Recipe. So does mine. It is rustic, spicy, flavorsome and insanely delicious. After all, it is a family recipe. This everyday chicken curry and the holiday, precisely Sunday have some old connection. The two are meant for each other. And in my opinion, one cannot be enjoyed without the other better half. Maybe because, a good Indian chicken curry is supposed to be enjoyed with tons of plain, steamed rice and an afternoon nap is a must follow ritual post that. So I guess Sunday is the perfect day of the week to enjoy this chicken curry and the nap. Hence, we often call this curry Sunday chicken curry.
Mooli Ki Kadhi is one of the best summer curry recipes. It is light on the stomach, big on flavors and requires your minimal time near the stove. Yes, we are already thinking of gloomy summer days ahead. And started working on summer recipes such as Mooli Ki Kadhi. For a day, give a miss to your regular Kadhi and try this version. It has the unique pungent flavor of radish plus it is 100% gluten and onion/garlic free. In our Kumaoni dialect, we call it Mooli Ki Jholi. In our everyday conversation, we commonly use the term jholi for kadhi. And the consistency of Kumaoni jholi is on a thinner side like a shorba or jhol. Perfect to mop steamed rice with it using your fingers.
Paratha adds great variety to our everyday breakfast menu. Stuffed, flavored, layered, may it come in any shape or size, we just love to devour them for breakfast. Though nowadays, cautiously I am making an attempt to keep my favorite Paratha Recipes, as healthy as possible. As you will notice below in the recipe of Spring Onion and Paneer Paratha we have used Multigrain flour for the dough, tried using minimal oil to cook the paratha and used basic seasoning. If you really want to get indulgent with your Parathas, serve them with a dollop of butter. These Spring Onion and Paneer Paratha are easy to make and so much promising on taste and texture.
This delicious Matar Mushroom Masala recipe is easy to make, naturally gluten-free, and full of the most gratifying curry flavors that are sure to warm you up. One of my favorite meals of the week? This quick, easy, and oh-so-comforting Matar Mushroom Curry. Serve it with chapati or jeera rice, either way, it tastes super good. So if you’re looking for a fancy and comforting meal to share with some important people in your life this week, this delicious Matar Mushroom Masala Curry could be your favorite pick. It does not require a list of lavish ingredients. The trick to getting it right is in perfectly and patiently sauteeing the masala. If you are seeking a restaurant like Matar Mushroom Curry then at each step fry the masala till it starts leaving the sides of the pan. That is the only not-so-secret trick to make a classic curry.