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. …

Stir Fry Veggies with Desiccated Coconut

Past few years I have had the chance of visiting South of India quite a many times, and with every visit I am becoming a bigger fan of the neat flavors of my country’s southern region.  Easy to do, rich in nutrients, light on your stomach and always Yum! What more to ask from food…

Bread Pakora and Aloo Bonda

This is so so simple and you can prepare it no time.   When you have un-announced guests and you wish to serve a high tea this is very quick and foolproof. Ingredients for the Batter: 2 cups of Chickpea flour 1/4 tsp of asafetida (heeng) 1/2 tsp of Chilli powder 1/2 tsp of Salt 1 cup…

Cauliflower-Potato Koftas

This is a main dish for any Indian Meal as we serve Sauce based dishes with either Chapati or Naan or Rice preparations Alternatively, it can be served as a side dish to your home dinners.   It is completely Vegan as well as Gluten Free (if you replace Ghee with Oil).  It is quick, fool-proof…

Sago Pearls and Peanut Croquettes -Sabudana Vadai

Sabudana Vadai is a very popular dish all over Mumbai region and all of central India but it is now a household favorite all over.  It is mostly cooked when people are fasting on auspicious days and do not eat any GRAIN particularly.   But  nowadays, it has become an all day snack and it is…

Yellow Daal Tadka

Anyone who has been to Indian or have dinned at Indian restaurants, know this dish.  Though, little anyone knows about the importance of Daal (lentil) as a part of our meals.  For an average Indian Daal comprise of their day to day meal.  It is an essential for a vegetarian to have a bowl of…

Lauki ki Muthiye-Vegan Sausage

BOTTLE GOURD MUTHIYA  I would call it a Vegan Sausage.  A hand made sausage shaped steamed dish, perfect replacement for its meaty version.  You can finish it as a Kebab by grilling it ultimately and I bet it will adorn as a hero of your appetizer platter.  Once I tried giving it a tandoori food…

Masala Sauce 1

In our Cooking Classes we always emphasize on making the masala sauces.  I call these the Base Sauce of Indian Cuisine.  Learning to cook the basic sauce is important to create  any dish, as your comfortability of creating the base sauces will inspire you making fresh batches everytime you cook.  And that’s really important.  Please don’t freeze…