Festival Recipes

50 Satvik (No Onion,No Garlic) dishes to make your life easy in the kitchen !

Ahead of the festival season and the ongoing Adhik Maas (of the Hindu Calendar), a lot of us abstain from Onion and Garlic in our kitchens (along with some more restrictions during Navratri) that many of us have.  Planning everyday meals becomes a hassle with so many restrictions. Sometimes, the onion prices hit the roof, so that’s another reason to bookmark this list !!

Fret not, we have compiled a list of 50 dishes that require no onion or garlic and spread across 4 sections :Breakfast,Snacks,Sides&One Pot meals.Of course, chilled / warm beverages can always be added to this list to make it a complete meal platter without onion-garlic.

Let’s get you started … Once you have seen this list  ( and also tried a few), don’t forget to tag me @Sizzlingtastebuds (Instagram) or leave a comment below on how you liked this dish.


If you would also like to add your own family dish that you would like me to try out, do leave a comment below.. .

Bon Appetit !



  1.  14 varieties of IDLI
  2. Instant Cucumber Idli without Urad Dal
  3. Jain Style Amaranth and Oats Chilla
  4. Black Pepper Poha  Milagu Aval 
  5. Rava Pongal (Semolina Pongal)
  6. Buttermilk Broken Rice Upma (BIyyapurava Majjiga Upma from Telangana)
  7. Quick Besan Pudla
  8. Instant Cucumber Dosa (and check out over 20+ varieties of Dosa)
  9. Drumstick leaves Adai (thick Lentil Drumstic leaves Dosa)
  10. Azhagar Kovil Dosa (Tamilnadu Temple special dosa)
  11. Lemony Shavige Uppittu (vermicelli Upma)
  12. Kodo Millet Pongal
  13. Samai Pongal (Little Millet Pongal)


  1. Baked Matar Kachori
  2. Creamy Corn Cheese Crackers
  3. Xnipec Mexican Salsa (Jain style)
  4. Lauki Muthia
  5. Oats Sprouts Tikki
  6. Tacos Bhel (Jain Style)
  7. Brown Rice Khara Kozhukottai (steamed brown rice dumplings)
  8. No Fry Bonda Soup
  9. Rajma+Sweet Potato Tikki
  10. Thengai Sevai (Coconut Vermicelli Upma)
  11. Baked Bhindi Kurkure ( No Air fryer needed!!) 
  12. Ammini Kozhukattai (steamed dumplings)
  13. Baked Raw banana Chips
  14. Amiri Khaman
  15. Tawa Paneer Tikka (no onion no garlic)

One Pot Meals

  1. 27 dishes that can be made during Navratri for Prashad / Naivedyam
  2. Panchkuti Dal Khichdi and Dahi Aloo
  3. Cabbage Khichdi
  4. Daliya (broken wheat) Bisibele bhath
  5. Kai Sasive Chitranna (Karnataka special flavoured rice with mustard and chilli paste)
  6. Pasta with Corn Puree (Jain style) 
  7. Menthye Bataani Bhath (fenugreek leaves + peas aromatic rice – karnataka speciality)
  8. Karivepaaku Mamidiyakaya Chitrannam
  9. Yellina Chitranna – Karnataka style
  10. https://www.sizzlingtastebuds.com/2020/04/wholewheat-ajwaini-poori-chole-combo.html
  11. Mangalore style Sajjige Rotti – Vegan semolina pancakes (hand patted)

Sides (Stir fry , Gravies & Raita) 

  1. Benares special Aloo Shalgam Matar Sabji
  2. Ashgourd Raita (Petha / white pumpkin raita)
  3. Pithod ki Sabji (Rajasthani dish)
  4. Jain Style Tindra Corn Shaak (Gujrati style)
  5. UP style Bhandare Wale Aloo Ki sabji 
  6. Badami Saag Paneer 
  7. Sakkaravalli Puli Kozhambu (Sweet potato in tangy gravy – Taminadu style)
  8. Kadai Methi Matar Jain Style
  9. Adraki Rathaloo (Sweet potato stir fry with ginger)
  10. Agathi Keerai poiryal (Agase soppu palya – sesbania grandiflora stir fry with coconut)
  11. Jain style Corn Palak
  12. No Onion No garlic Lauki Methi Kofta



  1. Wonderful compilation. Loved the choice of recipes ..

  2. Linsy Patel

    Wonderful collection of the recipes, perfect when someone is fasting.

  3. Framed Recipes

    I do follow the no-onion no-garlic diet during Navrathri. This list would be quite useful. Thanks so much for compiling the list.

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