Chickpea Curry (Chole)

This dish features chickpeas, with their faintly nut-like flavour and smooth texture. Chickpeas are rich in protein-nitrogen compounds. Cooked in this spicy sauce they’re great served with Puffed Fried Breads (Pooris), with capatis, or with hot Boiled Rice.DAL SOAKING TIME: overnight PREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes COOKING TIME: 1 hour YIELD: enough for 4 to 6 […]

Crusty North Indian Masala Potatoes with Cashews

Here’s a stunningly simple curry that transforms the humble potato into something special. Serves 4. 2 tablespoons ghee or oil1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon minced seeded green chilies 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds handful fresh curry leaves 750g just tender, cooked, peeled potatoes, diced 1 teaspoon fresh ground coriander powder Ā½ teaspoon fresh […]


Melange of Seasonal Vegetables, Lentils, Cashews & Basmati Rice (Khichari) Khichari is a nutritious stew featuring dal and rice. There are two main varieties thin (geeli khichari) and thick (sookha khichari). Whichever way you prepare khichari, it will soon become a delicious favourite. The following recipe is for the thicker variety. Khichari is an ideal […]

Curd Cheese (Paneer)

Curd Cheese, PaneerĀ  Paneer is to India’s millions of vegetarians what tofu is to a similar number of Orientals. It is a versatile protein food from a country that explores milk products perhaps more than any other. Panir has been eaten on the subcontinent for millenia, and is mentioned in India’s ancient sanskrit text the […]

What to do for the day they call Turkey Day?

Provided by: Jayasri Radha The Vedic Viewpoint and Other Spiritual Perspectives The day that many people all over America call Turkey day, is not a good day for the turkeys. All over America people will be preparing something called stuffing which they are going to stuff into the end of a dead turkey carcass and […]

The World’s Oldest Rice Pudding

By Kurma Dasa There comes a time in every writer’s life for an office cleanup. A couple of weeks ago I took the plunge. Hoping to discover a few long-forgotten bits and pieces in the process, I sorted through twenty-six years of accumulated paperwork and files. I wasn’t disappointed. I knew I had many vegetarian […]