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Vrat Ke Aloo Recipe | How to make Vrat wale Aloo

Vrat Ke Aloo recipe is a quick and simple recipe to make at home especially during Fast aka Vrat. Vrat Ke Aloo requires very limited ingredients and is a quick and easy dish to make during Vrat such as Janamashtami, Navratri, Maha Shivratri etc.
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Fasting or Vrat is a willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drinks and in some cases both. Usually fasting is done based on religious beliefs as a kind of offering to god and strengthen their beliefs in the almighty. Different religions have different methods defined for people to practice fasting. In Hindu religion, fasting is considered a method for strengthening beliefs and experiencing the spiritual. Fasting often referred to as Vrat in Hindi defines some limitation on food. There are certain food items which are allowed during Vrat such as Vrat Ke Aloo, Sabudana Khichdi, Sabudana Kheer, Rajgira Puri etc. In this article we will cover Vrat Ke Aloo recipe which is a quick and simple recipe to make at home especially during Fast aka Vrat.

Vrat Ke Aloo Recipe | How to make Vrat wale Aloo

Though Fasting has deep religious connection it offers some health benefits as well if practiced under supervised conditions. Fasting in medical terms is referred to a person who has not eaten overnight or for more than 8 – 12 hrs. Recently fasting is gaining quite a lot of popularity as a weight loss mechanism however one should be very careful when going under such transformation to your health diet. In limited quantity you can have some of the fasting food mentioned here to alter food habit in controlled condition and reap health benefits. Vrat Ke Aloo requires very limited ingredients and is a quick and easy dish to make during Vrat such as Janamashtami, Navratri, Maha Shivratri etc.

Refer recipe card and detailed steps to follow our Vrat Ke Aloo Recipe and make Vrat Wale Aloo at home.

Making Vrat Ke Aloo At Home

In this section we go through few easy steps which you need to take to make Vrat Ke Aloo at home. We have added pictures of milestones so you can validate your progress as you make Vrat Ke Aloo.

Preparation of Vrat Ke Aloo

To make Vrat ke Aloo, first take potatoes and wash them properly.

As a first step, wash potatoes to make Vrat ke Aloo
Take potatoes and wash them thoroughly

Now take 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker and add potatoes to it.

Boil potatoes to make Vrat Ke Aloo
Now boil potatoes in a pressure cooker

Switch on the flame and take two whistles on medium flame and switch off the flame. Let the pressure release gradually.

Now open the pressure cooker and peel the potatoes. If the potatoes are too hot just remove the hot water and keep them in a bowl or a vessel for sometime.

If you are in a rush to make Vrat Ke Aloo probably because of fasting or don’t have much time to wait for potatoes to gradually cool down, you can add cold water but this might change the flavour slightly. The change in flavour usually depends on how long you kept them in cold water along with the type of potatoes.

Peel potatoes to make Vrat Ke Aloo
Once the potatoes are boiled, allow them to cool down a bit and then peel them

Cut them into small or medium sized pieces. Since, these are boiled potatoes you may not want to make them too small in size.

Gently cut boiled potatoes to make Vrat Ke Aloo
Gently cut boiled potatoes into medium sized pieces

Chop green chillies into small pieces.

Ingredients to make Vrat Ke Aloo at home
You are now ready with all Ingredients required to make Vrat Ke Aloo

Making of Vrat Ke Aloo

Take a frying pan and add clarified butter in it. Put it on high flame.

Now once clarified butter is hot add Cumin seeds and chopped green chillies. Saute them for less than a minute. Don’t saute for too long else it will burn and Vrat Ke Aloo might not taste good.

Add cumins and green chillies to clarified butter to make Vrat Ke Aloo
Add green Chillies and Cumin seeds in clarified butter aka Ghee

Now add 2 cup of water in it and keep it for 2 mins.

Once the Cumin seeds become brown in color
Add some water to sated Cumin seeds and Green chillies

Add boiled potato pieces to it and add Rock Salt and Red Chillies powder to it. Now stir it and keep it on the flame for 5 – 7 mins.

Add potatoes and other spices. Mix them well to make Vrat Ke Aloo
Now add boiled potatoes and other spices. Mix them well.

Now add some chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Vrat Ke Aloo are now cooked properly
Switch off the flame and Vrat Ke Aloo is ready to be served

Your tasty Vrat Ke Aloo is ready to be served. Enjoy them with some Rajgira Puri and Coriander Chutney.

Top it with some lime juice for added flavour.

Enjoy Vrat Ke Aloo with some Coriander Chutney and Puri
Enjoy tasty Vrat Ke Aloo with some Rajgira Puri and Coriander Chutney. Top it with some lime juice to add flavour

Chef Recommendation for Vrat Ke Aloo

  • If you would like a thick gravy, mash one potato while cooking.
  • You can adjust water quantity as per your choice and thickness required.
  • If you would like to prepare dry Vrat ke Aloo then do not add water and instead double the quantity of clarified butter used.
  • Since Vegetable oil is not considered for cooking fasting food hence we have used Clarified butter to cook the dish. Alternatively you can use groundnut oil to cook the dish.

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Vrat Ke Aloo Recipe

Vrat Ke Aloo recipe is a quick and simple recipe to make at home especially during Fast aka Vrat. Vrat Ke Aloo requires very limited ingredients and is a quick and easy dish to make during Vrat such as Janamashtami, Navratri, Maha Shivratri etc.
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Course: Currys, Food Recipes, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Team Felicity

Ingredients

Main Ingredients for Vrat Ke Aloo

  • 300 g Potatoes Aloo
  • 10 g Green chillies Hari Mirch
  • 1 tbsp Clarified Butter Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • 1/2 tsp Rock Salt Sendha Namak
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chillies Powder Lal Mirch
  • Few Coriander leaves Hara Dhaniya

Instructions

Preparation Steps to make Vrat Ke Aloo

  • Take potatoes in a bowl and wash them properly. Now take 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker and add potatoes to it.
    300 g Potatoes
  • Switch on the flame and take two whistles on medium flame and switch off the flame. Let the pressure release gradually.
  • Now open the pressure cooker and peel the potatoes. Cut them into small pieces.
    300 g Potatoes
  • Chop green chillies into small pieces.
    10 g Green chillies

How to make Vrat Ke Aloo

  • Take a frying pan and add clarified butter in it. Put it on high flame.
    1 tbsp Clarified Butter
  • Now once clarified butter is hot add Cumin seeds and chopped green chillies. Saute them for less than a minute.
    1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds, 10 g Green chillies
  • Now add 2 cup of water in it and keep it for 2 mins.
  • Add boiled potato pieces to it and add Rock Salt and Red Chillies powder to it. Now stir it and keep it on the flame for 5 – 7 mins.
    300 g Potatoes, 1/2 tsp Rock Salt, 1/2 tsp Red Chillies Powder
  • Now add some chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
    Few Coriander leaves
  • Your Vrat Ke Aloo is ready to be served. Enjoy them with some Rajgira Puri and Coriander Chutney.

Notes

Few considerations while cooking and serving –
  • If you would like a thick gravy, mash one potato while cooking.
  • You can adjust water quantity as per your choice and thickness required.
  • If you would like to prepare dry Vrat ke Aloo then do not add water and instead double the quantity of clarified butter used.
  • Since Vegetable oil is not considered for cooking fasting food hence we have used Clarified butter to cook the dish. Alternatively you can use groundnut oil to cook the dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 200kcal (10%) | Carbohydrates: 33g (11%) | Protein: 4g (8%) | Fat: 7g (11%) | Saturated Fat: 4g (25%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg (5%) | Sodium: 599mg (26%) | Fiber: 4g (17%) | Sugar: 2g (2%)
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