aloo tamatar sabzi – potato tomato curry for fasting | navratri recipes

aloo tamatar sabzi for navratri fasting

aloo tamatar sabzi or potato tomato curry made without onion-garlic and heavy ingredients or spices. this is a very easy and simple aloo tamatar sabzi which you can make for navratri fasting or any other fasting days.

potatoes are very friendly and handy vegetables for home cooks. they are good on their own or in company with other vegetables… be it with spinach, peas, carrots, fenugreekbeans, cauliflower,capsicum or tomatoes. they are even good on their own like punjabi dum aloo or aloo 65 or aloo jeera.

usually aloo tamatar sabzi is made to go with pooris and is often made for breakfast. but in that dish we use onions and garlic. since this dish was made for navratri fasting, i have spiced with cumin, red chilli powder and black pepper powder.

you can serve the aloo tamatar sabzi with vrat ki roti or singhare ke poori or rajgire ki poori. another potato dish on similar lines is vrat ke aloo.

aloo tamatar recipe

if you are looking for more navratri fasting recipes then do check aloo jeerasabudana khichdi, jeera aloo, paneer kofta, fruit raita and punjabi lassi.

aloo tamatar sabzi recipe below:

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aloo tamatar sabzi - potato tomato curry | navratri recipes
aloo tamatar - easy lightly spiced curry made with potatoes and tomatoes.
CUISINE: north indian
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 medium potatoes or 1 extra large potato or aloo
  • 4-5 medium tomatoes/tamatar
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp black pepper powder/kali mirch powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp oil or ½ tbsp ghee
  • a few coriander leaves for garnishing
  • rock salt/sendha namak as required
  1. boil the potatoes till they are just cooked. they should not become crumbly. peel and dice them.
  2. heat the oil or ghee in a pan. brown the cumin seeds.
  3. add the tomatoes and saute till they become soft and you see the oil or ghee leaving the sides.
  4. add red chili powder, black pepper and stir.
  5. add the chopped potatoes and stir again
  6. add 1 cup water and salt.
  7. stir and let the curry cook for 7-8 minutes or more on a low flame, till it thickens slightly.
  8. mash 1-2 potato pieces with a spoon in the curry, to help in thickening the gravy.
  9. garnish with coriander leaves.
  10. serve the aloo tamatar with vrat ki roti or singhare ke poori or rajgire ki poori.

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  1. Sana Haque says

    I just love the recipe ,and I made it today and it taste like finger likking good.thanks for the wonderful recipe .

  2. stella thomas says

    In this receipe I want to add onion but when to add?…before adding tomato or after adding tomato??

  3. Salma Wadiwala says

    Thanks Dassana,ur receipes are just awesome and very practical and simple to prepare.Gid bless u &ur family with lots of happiness.Thanks again.

  4. Ab says

    Dear Dassana,

    I came by your website purely by chance whilst looking for a simple recipe for this particular curry. Well, just my luck, not only is the recipe fantastic, its very tasty too. I did add some onions n garlic to it, but great anyway. Am grateful to your website, as gives a number of other great veggie curry recipe options too. I look forward to trying and enjoying them too.
    Many thanks.

    PS. Have you ever used Quorn pronounced kworn) – soya pieces/or mince to make curries. It is 100% veggie. Would love to know and try please.
    Thanks again

    • says

      thanks ab. this recipe is basically meant for fasting when we skip onions and garlic. with onions and garlic too, the recipe will taste good. do try the other recipes too. i have never used quorn as in india, we don’t get these. we do get soy nuggets (which are soy pieces) and also granules. but i do not add them as the brand which makes these in india, does not manufacture it properly and a lot of additives etc are added.

  5. Estelle Ratchee says

    During this time,we as catholics fast for 40days.Tough period,cos we as a fam.chose to abstain fr meat.You’re recipes have really been helpful,thanks so much.

  6. ravi says

    Thanks for this lovely recipe.Apart from the above ingredients I have added ginger-garlic paste which made better taste.I am loving it.

  7. mrs rao says

    hello dassana,
    i am a great fan of your,unfortunately i lost my mom in law in october ,she was an amazing cook ,when she was there i never had to think about cooking :),but now with your reciepes and the way you explain is excellent,
    amazing you explain the same way i understand thisga i have tried your,pastas,dal,aloo gobhi,mushroom creme soup,and many many more
    can you believe how to make curd is also your reciepe …i love it my husband and family too,i am your true follower thank you loads …..may god bless you always

    • says

      hello mrs rao. fisrtly sorry for your loss. and thanks for trying so many recipes from the blog. it encourages and inspires me when i receive comments like yours. god bless you too dear.