vrat wale aloo recipe or vrat ke aloo recipe, aloo recipe for fasting

vrat ke aloo or vrat walee aloo

vrat wale aloo or vrat ke aloo are made during fasting/vrat or during navratri. sans onion-garlic, the aloo or potato sabzi is simple and delicious.

and you don’t need to make this potato curry recipe on any fasting occasion. you can make this sabzi and serve with pooris or chappatis any time. there are many variations of vrat ke aloo.

sharing the way i make this vrat wale aloo sabzi at home. the boiled potatoes are crumbled and added to sauted tomatoes-spice mixture. simmered for some minutes and then served hot with a garnish of coriander leaves. this aloo recipe is light and not heavily spiced. just to add a bit of spice and heat, green chilies are used, which you can easily skip.

usually the fasting recipes are easier to make and does not demand much preparation. you can make many fasting or vrat recipes using aloo like dahi aloo, aloo chaat, aloo matar, jeera aloo and so on.

these vrat wale aloo goes well with puri or rotis made from kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour) or singhare ka atta (water chestnut flour). i served them with singhare ke atta ki poori (pooris made from water chestnut flour) and kala chana sundal (black chickpea sundal).

vrat wale aloo recipe

if you are looking for more fasting recipes then do check sabudana khichdi, jeera aloo, sabudana vada, sukhi arbi, aloo paneer kofta and banana chips.

vrat wale aloo or vrat ke aloo recipe below:

vrat wale aloo or vrat ke aloo - aloo recipe for fasting
vrat wale aloo or vrat ke aloo - crumbled potato recipe for fasting without onion-garlic.
CUISINE: north indian
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 3 medium potatoes/aloos
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1 or 2 green chilies, chopped
  • ½ tsp carom seeds/ajwain or cumin seeds
  • 1 .5 to 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • rock salt or sendha namak as required
  1. boil the potatoes.
  2. peel and keep them aside.
  3. heat oil in a pan.
  4. crackle the carom seeds first.
  5. now add the green chilies and saute for half a minute.
  6. add the tomatoes and saute till the oil starts to leave the sides of the mixture.
  7. the tomatoes would have cooked by now and become soft.
  8. continue to stir in between when cooking the tomatoes a couple of times.
  9. directly crumble the potatoes in the tomato gravy.
  10. stir.
  11. add water, salt and simmer till the gravy thickens a bit.
  12. garnish with coriander leaves and serve vrat wale aloo hot.
  13. these vrat wale aloo goes well with puri or rotis made from kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour) or singhare ka atta (water chestnut flour).

{ 9 Responses }

  1. lalitha says

    i like your style of explaining the recipes!They are lot similar to how i cook(or rather experiment!)it has given me more confidence.am going to try ur biryani recipe tomorrow.hope it turns out good!

  2. tanvi says

    What is black chana sundal?? Similar kind of aloo with pooris we used to get in Kanya bhojan on Ashtami of Navratri….other than tomato and green chillies, the sabji had turmeric, red chilli pow, asafoetida in it…satwik food is simple yet tasty. I am a Maharashtrian grew up in Indore and there are many Jains there…i grew up having many foods which dont even require onion and garlic to make them tasty..You should try some Jain recipes. :)

    • says

      tanvi, sundals are usually made in south india during navratri festival. in south india they don’t fast during navratri. at my mil place they make dry kala chana for kanjak pooja too which you are referring in ur comment. below is the link for dry kala chana which is made at my mil place for kanjak pooja. http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/kala-chana-dry-kala-chana-dry-recipe/

      satwic food is very good for mental harmony, peace and ideal for spiritual growth. but i like to have fried food also at times.