The festivals are arriving and this is the time when some particular religious communities quit eating Onion and Garlic. As India is a multi cultural country, hence their are certain casts who never intake onion garlic, such as Jainism. In Jain community the intake of Onion and Garlic is strictly prohibited, or anything that grows beneath the soil is not acceptable to eat. I have been to Rajasthan a couple of times and as my ancestors belong to Jaipur and Ajmer, i have closely observed food that i cooked without onion and garlic. Being a Muslim it was a challenge to cook in Jain style that should be equally tasty and delicious. Thankfully our food culture is so vast that for every ingredient we have some substitutes ready. Hence making a No Onion No Garlic Cabbage Kofta Curry was over all a great experience.
Grated cabbage mixed with Indian spices and bind with gram flour is later shaped into balls and deep fried. The curry has a great use of tomato, gram flour and fresh cream to give texture , color and flavor to the gravy.