Mixed Vegetable Curry (No Onion, No Garlic)

This kind of curry without Onion and Garlic is useful when we need to prepare some curry as offering (naivedyam) to God. I typically make this when we perform any puja at home. It is also a pleasant side dish to make when having guests over for an informal lunch/dinner. 

This is definitely a god send when the invitees don't eat onion and / or garlic. This curry goes well both with Roti and Rice. Thanks to my cousin, Mallika, for sharing this recipe!

Check it out for Day 3 Week 1 of BM #27.

Ingredients - 

Chayote Squash / Chow Chow 2 cups
Carrots 1 cup
Beans 1/2 cup
Peas Handful
Salt as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Pomegranate seeds for garnish handful (Optional)
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves few)
To Grind - 
Coconut 3 Tbsp (fresh,dry or frozen)
Poppy Seeds 2 Tbsp (soaked in 2 Tbsp of water for easy grinding)
Green Chillies 2-3 (or as needed)
Coriander leaves handful
Ginger 1/2 inch

Mixed Vegetable Curry (No Onion, No Garlic)

Method Of Preparation -

In a wok/kadai, heat oil and prepare the seasoning by adding all the dals, cumin, mustard seeds and curry leaves. 

After the mustard seeds pop, add all the vegetables and turmeric. Cover and let the vegetables cook until tender (about 12-15 min).

Meanwhile, grind all the ingredients listed under 'to grind' to a fine paste.

Add this paste to the partially cooked vegetables and let the flavors mix well. Also sprinkle salt to taste.

Remove from fire and garnish with pomegranate seeds and / or coriander leaves.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#27.

Logo Credit - Preeti
Preparation Time 30 min
Serves 5-6
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, April 3, 2013


  1. Akila Says:
  2. Lovely curry with bundles of health
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  3. We definitely need some curry for those puja days and this looks delicious!

  4. nayana Says:
  5. Healthy and eyecatching dish....

  6. Elders would prefer curries without garlic and onions. This recipe sounds so delicious and the pomegranate on top looks awesome...

  7. Priya Suresh Says:
  8. Lovely medley of catchy vegetable curry, prefect side dish.

  9. Lavanya Says:
  10. delicious curry
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  11. Wow this is one helpful recipe for vratham days

  12. sounds delicious and loved the pomegranate seeds for topping..

  13. divya Says:
  14. Super curry looks tempting n colorful!!

  15. Suma Gandlur Says:
  16. I would definitely love this curry as I am more used onion- garlic free curries. :)

  17. Pavani Says:
  18. Very colorful curry. Definitely a must for parties with non onion & garlic eating guests. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Rajani S Says:
  20. A different version of kootu! This will pair well with rice and rotis, right? :)

  21. Unknown Says:
  22. It is lovely to see how you have controlled the heat while cooking the veggies. Lovely color.

  23. Archana Says:
  24. Wow this is so delicious yet simple to make. I have forgotten to cook without onion and garlic so this is a thankful addition to my list.

  25. The poppy seeds and coconut will do the cover up operation for onion and garlic. We normally use nuts and khoya to make it Jain.

  26. preeti garg Says:
  27. Lovely curry

  28. Padmajha Says:
  29. As you said a lovely curry for neivedhyam and spl guests. Love the pomegranate garnish

  30. veena Says:
  31. I definitely need this recipe. I am at loss to cook something when some guests do not eat onions or garlic

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