5 Innovative Ways To Cook Potatoes With No Onion And No Garlic

5 Innovative Ways To Cook Potatoes With No Onion And No Garlic

Bored of the same old aloo ki sabzi? Don’t worry! We give you five innovative ways to make potatoes with no onion and no garlic.

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Potatoes (आलू) are a vegetable that is always stocked up in every Indian household. Potatoes, a near-staple ingredient that never goes out of fashion or favor can be turned into many MANY delicious international and desi dishes. Here are five potato recipes without onion and garlic. No, they aren’t vrat friendly but are also not your regular jeera aloo, aloo-parantha or similar, simpler, everyday dishes. Here are some ideas that help you use aloo without onion and garlic.

5 interesting ways to prepare no onion no garlic potato recipes-


One of the most popularly made potato recipe is French Fries.


1) Kashmiri Dum Aloo | A Gravy Dish


Kashmiri Dum Aloo have a vibrant red gravy with a strong aroma of khada masalas. They are easy to make and no one can guess if this meat like gravy is made without onions and garlic. It is best to use small sized or medium-sized potatoes to make Kashmiri dum aloo.

Boil the unpeeled potatoes for 1 whistle, peel and deep fry them till golden. Add khada masalas like cinnamon, green cardamom, black cardamom, bay leaves and cloves to hot mustard oil. Once they release their aroma, add saunf powder, ginger powder, salt, red chili powder, yogurt, and fried potatoes. Let them simmer for a few minutes and VOILA! These are best enjoyed with some steamed rice.


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Kashmiri Dum Aloo is eaten with boiled rice.


2) Cheesy Potato Casserole | Bake Dish

Nothing more decadent than thin slices of potatoes rubbed in butter and oregano, laid out in a baking dish, some creamy white sauce on top which is then tucked away under a blanket of grated cheese. Baked till golden, this creamy potato dish can be served with a hot toast or some steamed vegetables to cut the richness of this dish. Add some tabasco or red chili flakes to spike the heat of the casserole. A rich and creamy potato casserole is a sure shot way to decrease the dullness.

Tip – If your casserole dish is too deep, add a layer of cheese in between too.


Use potatoes in this creamy bake dish.


3) Jacket Potatoes | Grilled Potatoes

Jacket potatoes or baked potatoes are a great way to break the monotony and put a smile on the family’s face. Crispy skin and fluffy interior of the potatoes make them a yummy addition to your menu. You can add toppings of your own choice like sour cream, sautéed mushrooms, tomato salsa, coriander, and basil pesto or anything that you love. Add butter, pepper, and red chili flakes generously to turn this into a restaurant-style dish. If you have tried this before, you would know how addictive jacket potatoes can get.

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Load them up with your favorite toppings.


4) Corn And Potato Nuggets | Crunchy Snack

Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside – corn and potato nuggets are a hit amongst the kids and adults alike. Mashed potatoes mixed with seasoning, boiled corn, a tablespoon of mayonnaise and some cornflour to bind it all. Turn them into small balls and deep fry to turn into a delicious snack for the fam-jam!

You can add veggies of your choice to give it a favorable twist. Serve with ketchup or green chutney.


Pop and gone! Potato nuggets with corn are a favorite amongst kids.


5) Bharwan Aloo

Raw potatoes peeled, hollowed, coated with ghee and baked in an oven for that market-style tandoori char. Stuff them with spiced mashed paneer, raisins, and cashews. Bake again for 3-4 minutes. Cut and serve with a coriander and chili chutney. Sprinkle some chaat masala on top to give it a desi kick. We promise that when you serve these, big applause from the family is guaranteed.


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Some Yummies For Your Potatoes

Some delicious/handy stuff that you will need to make that perfect potato dish-

1. HEERA Combo | Khada Masala For Your Dum Aloo


  • Spices include – black pepper, green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon, shahi jeera and cloves.
  • Each spice is packaged is 50 gram packs.



2. Treo By Milton Square Dish | For A Delicious Potato Casserole


  •  Microwave and oven safe.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Can be used to serve also.



3. MDH Chunky Chat Masala | Tandoori aloo is incomplete without some chat masala


  • Adds to the taste of the dish
  • Add to salads, onion rings, or on top of tikkas.



4. Dr. Oetker Funfoods Veg Mayo | The Perfect Accompaniment With Corn Potato Balls


  • 100% vegetarian
  • Can be added to a dish or served as a condiment.



5. Go Pizza Cheese


  • Blend of processed mozzarella and cheddar cheese
  • Add on pizza, baked vegetables or cheese toast




Frequently Asked Questions

After reading 5 varieties to cook potato without onion and garlic, here we have answered a few FAQs related to it.

When cooking without onion and garlic, the best way to flavor your dish is through spices and herbs. Each spice and herbs have a distinct taste and can add flavor to your dish.

Yes, potatoes will taste the same without adding garlic and onion.

Yes, during Navratri fasting, garlic and onion are not consumed. Hence, the dishes made without using them can be consumed during Navratri fast.

Which potato-based dish is your absolute favorite? Tell us about it in the comment section below.


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About The Author

Nishtha Asrani Sethi, born and brought up in Delhi, is a content writer who has previously worked with NDTV and Resolver. Her roots are deep within the food industry, thanks to her family business and a keen interest in contemporary food products. Nishtha loves to serve her articles with a side of humor. Her Bachelor’s degree in Home Science comes in handy while researching the science behind the food. When she is not trying to win a battle of fries vs fruit with her daughter, she is busy experimenting with her huge joint family with crazy recipes.

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