How to Make Vrat Ke Aloo Fry?

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Potatoes are an excellent source of energy, and during fasting (vrat), a delightful dish called “Vrat ke Aloo” is prepared without turmeric but with the addition of peanuts. The combination of crispy potatoes and crunchy peanuts makes it a fantastic recipe for fasting. The best part is that it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, and it tastes great when served with ghee.

vrat ke aloo recipe

To make Vrat ke Aloo fry, follow these simple steps:


  • 3-4 large Potatoes
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • 2 tablespoons roasted and coarsely crushed Peanuts (Moongphali)
  • 5-8 Curry Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • Rock Salt (Sendha Namak) to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Oil or Ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander for garnishing

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  1. Wash and boil the potatoes, ensuring they don’t become mushy.
  2. Cut the potatoes into large cubes and set them aside.
  3. Heat oil or ghee in a kadhai and add cumin seeds.
  4. Once they start spluttering, add green chillies and curry leaves.
  5. Add the diced potatoes and rock salt. Mix well and sauté for 2-3 minutes until the potatoes start to get crispy.
  6. Next, add the roasted peanuts, mix well, and sauté for another minute.
  7. Turn off the flame and add lemon juice and chopped coriander.

Serve Vrat ke Aloo with Vrat ka Paneer (paneer made for fasting), curd or mixed fruit raita, Rajgira poori, and finish the meal with Sabudana Ki Kheer (tapioca pudding).

Enjoy your delicious Vrat ke Aloo as a delightful addition to your fasting menu. This recipe is suitable for Navratri and Shivratri fasting, and it falls under the category of quick and easy vrat ka khana (food for fasting).