Vegetarian Recipes

Broken Wheat Kheer ~ Simple, delicious, healthy dessert

April 8, 2012

Broken wheat, also known as ‘dalia’ in northern parts of India, is available in many sizes. We have grown up seeing our mothers and grandmas pound wheat at home and separate the large crystals from the finer flour. Now most of us buy this from grocery stores. This is used extensively on most auspicious days [...]

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Green Peas Curry

February 29, 2012

In our last post, we wrote about the goodness of green peas with a promise to share a recipe…so here is the recipe of Green peas curry from Sukham Ayu, our Ayurvedic cookbook. Ingredients: Shelled green peas 2 cups, boiled Turmeric powder ¼ tsp Coriander powder 2 tsp Cumin powder 1 tsp Red chilli powder [...]

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Curry Leaf Powder ~ Healthy & Nutritious

January 15, 2012

Curry Leaves are an indispensable addition to South Indian Cuisine. They are said to have many medicinal properties such as an antidiabetic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, anti-hypercholesterolemic etc. Curry leaves are also known to be good for hair, for keeping them healthy and long. Here we present this nutritious powder from our book “Cooking at [...]

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Learning Tempering with Buttermilk

November 25, 2011

There is an ancient folklore which says, he who has no mother, for him, buttermilk is his mother. It nurtures us & cools our digestive system. Curd rice or buttermilk with rice are recommended when one is unwell. In sunny hot summers, there is nothing more satisfying than a pot of cool buttermilk. At the [...]

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Brinjal Pasty Vegetable with Black Eyed Beans

October 15, 2011

Brinjal, Aubergine, Eggplant in English & Baingan, Vankaya, Kathrikai in regional Indian languages, this is a very popular & commonly used vegetable across India. What is amazing about Brinjal is its versatility and the array of dishes one can prepare with it. Here, we present a side-dish from “Cooking at Home with Pedatha, our Vegetarian [...]

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Spicy Ginger Lemon Soopa

September 14, 2011

GINGER, as our elders have reiterated many times, is rich in its medicinal properties. It is applied as a paste to the temples to relieve headache, and consumed when suffering from the common cold. In many Indian households, it is routinely added to tea along with cardamom to make “Masala Chai” – a spicy variation [...]

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Yummy pickle with yellow cucumber

August 4, 2011

Nakka Dhosakaya (to be pronounced as Dhōsakāya) or Yellow Cucumber is native to state of Andhra Pradesh though variations can be found elsewhere in the country. It is very versatile as it is used to make Dal, Curry, Chutney and Pickle. The crunch of this cucumber makes all the difference. In non-mango season, it replaces [...]

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Dates Kheer – a dessert from Sukham Ayu

July 1, 2011

Ayurveda says Dates have a sweet essence and post-digestive effect. They serve as thirst quenchers, body energizers, aphrodisiacs and also help increase levels of haemoglobin. So this week, we would like to share our recipe of “Dates Kheer” from our vegetarian cookbook based on Ayurveda, “Sukham Ayu”. What is best about this sweet is that [...]

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Terra Madre Day 2010 – Delicious Traditional Recipes

December 10, 2010

At the Terra Madre Conference in Italy, we registered for Terra Madre Day. ‘The Traditional Connect’ is what we titled the event on December 10, 2010 to celebrate the Terra Madre Day. Across the globe, this day was celebrated in an endless number of ways this year, from small gatherings to large events world over, [...]

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