Archive for the category ‘Recipe’

Mar 10

Brinjal Bliss

Prep 8 to 10 small brinjals by washing them and cutting them into chunks. Float the chunks in wter so they don’t oxidize and go black. Boil 2-3 largish potatoes and cut into chunks. Keep aside. For paste: ½ coconut grated 1 bunch spring onions chopped well 4 tbsps dhania (coriander) seeds 4 whole dry […]

Sep 1

Tomato Basil Ice Cream!!

Yes. Ice Cream… Well, sorbet actually 🙂 You will need an ice cream maker to make this recipe. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, follow the steps on this website: 7 ripe medium to big sized tomatoes 20 fresh fragrant basil leaves Juice of 3 lemons 2 cups powdered jaggery 1 cup […]

Mar 30

Nasturtium Surprise Salad

Nasturtium is a pretty plant that grows very easily with very little care and has gorgeous orange and yellow flowers. What I didn’t know till now, was that both the leaves and the flowers are edible, taste amazing and are fabulous additions to any salad!   Here is my recipe for a fantastic starter. 300 […]

Apr 30

Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad

We had gone to Bidisha’s house for lunch when we were in Calcutta. We had this salad there and it was so utterly scrumptious that we invited ourselves for lunch again the next day, just to have it again! 🙂 A nice big watermelon, cut into medium bite sized chunks Half a ripe and sweet […]

Oct 10

French Toast

10 slices of any good bread … I use the bread we make in Cafe Vishala 1/2 Litre of milk 2 tsps of cinnamon powder 1 tsp of agar agar powder 2 bananas a few glugs of maple syrup, more if you want it sweeter 1 tsp good vanilla essence Blend all the above (don’t […]

Aug 16

Raw Papaya Salad

I used to think that the only sensible use for papaya was in Body Shop’s foot cream… until Tanu made this absolutely fabulous salad for me. That’s when I finally understood why God created the papaya! 🙂 1 Raw Papaya 2 limes 2 tsps sugar a pinch of salt 1 generous handful of peanuts a […]

Jul 9

Wanna Cook?!

Dinesh and I have been running the Cafe at the Bangalore Ashram with a fair measure of success, thanks to our tireless and super dedicated team who totally own the place as their very own … And we thought we should now do something more than just cook food and serve it for our very […]

Feb 17

Stavanger and Guacamole

I found this little gem while going thru some old stuff on my computer. Dinesh had been on a flying visit to Norway with Guruji. One little adventure from that trip 🙂 Guruji, me (dinesh) and a few others reached Stavanger (Norway) in the early morning to a spirited welcome by the volunteers and teachers. […]

Oct 7

Smoked Broccoli

A recipe after a long time! While i was with Guruji in Goa, we were served broccoli with a delicious smokey flavour. While eating it, i wondered aloud how they managed to “smoke” the broccoli. Mrs. Jai Khanna was at the same table and she very graciously told me how to do it. Here is […]

Mar 11

Tarragon and Smoked Cheese (almost) Risotto

All people who love fine Italian food are going to rebel when they read this. But, hey its tasty, and I didn’t want to call it Tarragon and Smoked cheese khichidi 🙂 2 cups of rice washed and soaked for about an hour 2-3 bunches of fresh tarragon, leaves separated 4 strands of green garlic […]

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