Dum Alu with no Onion-Garlic

In India, on auspicious day of festivals many people do not eat Onion and Garlic's. When I got married, it became really tough job for me as my family do not eat onion and garlic in festivals. I use to think, it's not possible to make curry without onion, and so always preferred to make dry vegetables.

Few months back, I met a very dear girl - Madhuri, and in a small conversation, very casually she told me her mother's trick of making curries, as they don't eat garlic, and onion only on specific days. Believe me this trick really works. And I got to know, being non Onion- garlic eater, is not tough. And no one, ever gets to know, that it doesn't have Onion and Garlic, until and unless you tell them.

Ingredients - 
  1. Potato - 10 ( small)
  2. Cabbage - 1 small cup
  3. Tomato - 1/2 big (chopped)
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
  7. Red Chilli Powder -  1/2 tsp
  8. Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
  9. Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  10. Aamchur Powder - 1tsp
  11. Cooking Oil - 2 tbsp
  12. Cilantro - 1/2 small cup ( to garnish)
Directions - 
  • Boil the full Potato.
  • Transfer the boiled Potato to the bowl of cold water.
  • Peel the Potato, and keep it aside.
  • In a heated pan, add 1 tbsp of cooking oil. Fry cabbage and tomato, for 5 minutes, till it reduce half in amount.
  • Let it cool down and grind with half cup of water.
  • Add rest of Cooking oil, add cumin seeds and let it crackle.
  • Add the grounded paste and fry, add all spices, and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of water, and let it boil.
  • Add boiled Potato in the curry, and boil for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish it with a chopped cilantro.
  • Serve it hot.


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