Vrat wale farali aloo sabzi | Navratri recipes

Vrat wale farali aloo- A simple fasting dish with rock salt and black pepper.
Course Main course or side
Cuisine Gujarati | Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Nupur @ The Veggie Indian


  • 4-5 medium sized potatoes boiled
  • 1 tbsp oil or ghee
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • piece A small of ginger grated or minced
  • 1-2 green chilies chopped very fine or minced
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp rock salt or to taste sendha namak
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 cup water
  • leaves Handful of fresh cilantro for garnish coriander


  1. Peel the boiled potatoes. Using your hands, roughly break them into pieces. Mash half a cup of potatoes and keep aside.
  2. In a pan, heat the oil and add in cumin seeds. When they start sizzling, add in minced ginger and green chilies and fry for a few seconds.
  3. Add in the potato pieces, mix well and roast for a minute. Then turn the flame to low, pour in water along with the salt and potato mash. Mix everything together and let it cook for 3-5 minutes until the gravy starts to thicken.
  4. Once reached to your desired consistency, squeeze the lemon juice and add black pepper powder. Mix once last time and turn off the flame.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Poori. You might also sprinkle some roasted cumin powder just before serving.