Ayurveda – A way of Life Part 2

Today lets see a beautiful excerpt from a wonderful Vegetarian Indian Cookbook that  I follow very closely.   I didn’t wish to just put one write up about Ayurveda and its benefits, it is too vast to discuss and explain.  That’s why time to time I will share more things to show you the aspect about…

Samosa

Sharing today the most favorite street food of India ‘ Samosa’. This is not some quick snack, or easy recipes but it is one of the delicacies and need time as well as patience. So they say ‘ “What BAKING is to the Western World (in terms of culinary arts), FRYING is to India.” The chefs or cooks…

Butter Sauteed Potatoes with Quick Onion Dip

Rainy Season is on full swing and the appetite of our bodies go down following the wet atmosphere.  The season is not best for eating heavy, or taking large meals.  Indian families have been blessed with generations of wisdom of ‘what to eat what not to eat’.   There is a conscious in our belly too,…

Dry Moong Lentils with Parantha

Long Long Time No See….. The tourist season has begun for India which means back to back Cooking Sessions along with kids schools and exams.. and what got left behind was my recipes.. But no worries.  I am catching up.  Sharing today a recipe that I did a few days back this complements the rainy…

Bhindi Masala-Okra

Lady Finger – Okra – Bhindi One of the most simplest vegetable, yet the least understood vegetarian ingredients of the world.   A vegetable rich in Vitamins, minerals and a good source of Calcium, it is used widely in Indian Cuisine.   There are at least 20 different documented recipes I could find in India.  It is…

Vegetarian Biryani – with Jackfruit

Yesterday’s cooking session went on a different route than our usual Thali .  Our guests from the USA wanted to have a biryani, and since I am  only doing Vegetarian Meals, I had just the perfect Veggie Version of our National Favorite ‘Biryani’ I have been longing to do it in our cooking sessions and wondered…

Lauki Ke Kofte

A long delayed recipe is Lauki Ke Kofte.  This a regular preparation in our Classes, it won’t be wrong to say that this is one of the most cooked dishes of our Jaipur Home Cooking Sessions.  So lets gather the ingredients.   This dish is a great Vegetarian  / Vegan substitute for any meat kofta. …

Masala Base with onions, whole spices, cashew and coconut milk

With every dish I cook in our cooking sessions I emphasize on learning the base sauces.  Indian cooking has never been taught in Culinary Schools, it is taught by our families confined to the home kitchens, hence it has not been documented in terms of its parts, bases etc.  And there is no way you…

Palak Chawal

This is a recipe which I had my doubts about, but wanted to try it anyways as the combination is very interesting.  It has both of my favorite ingredients Spinach and Rice.  So I gave it a go and honestly I am surprised by its beautiful togetherness.  It is a perfect blend.  And it can…