Minted Cucumbers and Strawberries
Sep06

Minted Cucumbers and Strawberries

  Though mint and cucumber are a year-round favorite salad combination in India, strawberries are a rare treat. The first time I savored them, they were hand-delivered –carefully wrapped in a khus leaf parcel and perhaps the importance of the occasion made them the sweetest I had ever eaten. Because they are such a rarity in India, they are almost always relished on their own or in this type of simple salad. In England I...

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Fennel Salad
Jul07

Fennel Salad

  Ingredients & Preparation Dressing •2-3 tbsp lemon juice •1 tsp Dijon mustard •1 tsp salt •½ tsp pepper •1/3 cup olive oil •1 tbsp honey 2 Salad •1 fennel bulb (the white part, keep the green parts for soup), sliced very thin •½ seedless cucumber, sliced very thin •1 granny smith apple (green apple), sliced very thin •½ cup fresh pomegranate seeds Preparation 1.Trim and core fennel and slice the fennel thinly. Slice the...

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Cracked Wheat Salad
Jun21

Cracked Wheat Salad

  The south Indian’s enthusiasm for rice dishes is equaled only by that of the North Indians for wheat. Wheat is eaten in some form every day in the North. During the India-Pakistan skirmish in 1971, I was residing in Vrindavan, tending a friend with a fever. Her resident homeopathic physician insisted that she recuperate on this salad. He knew nothing of Lebanese tabbouleh salad, yet this variation resembles it remarkably....

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Carrot and Potato Cold Pasta Salad
Mar23

Carrot and Potato Cold Pasta Salad

  Description This is a great cold pasta salad smothered in "Govindas Homemade Mayonnaise". A perfect side dish for any sandwich or veggie burger!   Ingredients • 3 cups cooked pasta (your choice) • 1 cup cooked and cubed potato • 1 cup cooked and cubed carrots • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro/coriander • 1 tsp salt • 1/2 cup of "Govindas Mayonnaise"   Preparation 1. First...

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Fresh Fruit Plate
Nov27

Fresh Fruit Plate

  There are no separate courses in a Vedic meal, though for a full-scale feast menu  more than 30 dishes  there is an order of serving. Fruits may be served at any time in the meal, from beginning to sweet conclusion. For breakfast, cut fruit often make up the entire meal. As a snack, a combination of three or four fruits is infinitely satisfying. Fruit combinations are endless, limited only by availability and...

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Khamang kakdi
Aug24

Khamang kakdi

Ingredients • Cucumbers – 3 medium sized • Green chilies – 2 • Fresh cilantro leaves – ½ bunch • Peanuts (roasted and peeled) – ½ cup • Coconut (scraped) – 1/3 cup • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp • Sugar – 1 tsp • Salt – as required For Tempering: • Pure ghee – 1 tbsp • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp Preparation 1. Peel, wash, cut into half, deseed and finely chop...

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