Palak Paneer (Spinach with Curd Cheese)
Mar28

Palak Paneer (Spinach with Curd Cheese)

  Ingredients • Bunches fresh spinach – 4  • Asafetida powder (hing) – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp • Tomatoes – 2  • Green chili pepper – 1  • Ginger root – 2 tsp • Paneer (curd cheese) – 6-8 ounces  • Paprika – 1/2 tsp  • Ground cumin – 1 tsp • Turmeric – 1 tsp...

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Pan-Fried Whole Bitter Melons with cashew stuffing
Mar27

Pan-Fried Whole Bitter Melons with cashew stuffing

Salting and preparation time: about 1 hour Cooking time: 30 minutes   Ingredients • Baby bitter melons (about 12 ounces/340 g each), 2 ½ -3 inches (6.5-7.5 cm) long – 8  • Salt – 1 ½ table spoons (22 ml)  • Sugar – ½ table spoon (7 ml)  • Water – 3cups (710 ml) • Cashew halves, blanched almonds or hazelnuts...

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Nut and Raisin Nibbler
Mar26

Nut and Raisin Nibbler

  You can vary the formula  cashews and currants, peanuts and golden raisins, almonds and raisins in this nutritious snack. Srila Prabhupada recommended this combination on Ekadasee fasting days.   Preparation time (after assembling ingredients): a few minutes   Ingredients • Fine salt – 1 teaspoon (5 ml)  • Ground coriander – ½ tablespoon (7 ml) • Ground cumin...

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Sauteed Eggplant and Bell Peppers
Mar25

Sauteed Eggplant and Bell Peppers

  This dish can be made with green, red or yellow bell peppers, all yielding wonderful flavor and color variations. The eggplant is steamed prior to its browning in seasoned ghee, a step that cuts calories to the minimum. Fresh garam masala puts of distinction on the dish.   Preparation time (after assembling ingredients): 10 minutes Cooking time: 15-20 minutes   Ingredients • Caraway seeds – ½...

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Lima beans with Golden Raisins
Mar24

Lima beans with Golden Raisins

  Fresh lima beans are usually available as small “butter limas” or larger, as “potato limas”. Shop for local produce dark green pods, tightly closed and bulging with large beans. To free the beans from the pods, cut a strip along the inner edge of the pod, then with your thumbnail remove the beans. June, July and august yield the most profuse crops, yet at some specialty greengrocers the availability...

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