Aloo Sabzi Recipe for Vrat/Fast, Farali Alu Sabji
Recipe type: Vrat/Fasting
Cuisine: Gujarati
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Serves: 2
Aloo sabzi for vrat / fasting - A simple potato curry served during fasting/vrat on festivals like navaratri / ekadashi / mahashivratri etc.
  • Potato : 2 cups boiled
  • Oil: 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
  • Ginger: 1 1/2 tsp paste
  • Green chilies: 1 tsp paste
  • Water : 1 cup or as required
  • Salt :2 tsp or to taste
  • Sugar: 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice: 2 tsp
  • Fresh coriander/cilantro : 1 tbsp for garnishing
  • Roasted cumin powder: 1 tsp (optional)
  1. Boil the potatoes and once cool down peel off the skin.
  2. Cut the potatoes into medium pieces. Mash half of potato using a masher for gravy.
  3. Finely chop green chilies and ginger or make paste. Also finely chop fresh coriander leaves.
Making Aloo curry for fasting
  1. Heat a tbsp of oil in a thick bottom non-stick pan. Once hot add cumin seeds.
  2. Saute the cumin seeds until they turn brown.
  3. Now add ginger and green chilies paste.
  4. Saute ginger green chilies for 1 minute until the raw flavor or ginger is gone.
  5. Add medium cut boiled potatoes. Mix well.
  6. Add 1 cup water and let the sabzi simmer for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
  7. Put the mashed potatoes in the gravy and again simmer for 1 minute.
  8. Season the curry by adding salt as per your taste.
  9. Also add 1 tsp sugar and mix well.
  10. Squeeze half a lemon juice in the sabji.
  11. Let the curry simmer for 1 min.
  12. Aloo sabzi for fasting/vrat is ready. Garnish the sabji with freshly chopped coriander/cilantro and some roasted cumin powder. Serve this curry hot along with some fasting recipes like rajgira paratha or rajgira puri.
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