Sauteed Rice
Dec30

Sauteed Rice

This simple way of steaming rice works equally well with either washed and drained basmati or unwashed American long-grain. By frying the rice in butter or ghee for a few minutes, you can keep the grains distinct, unsplit and fluffy. You may, of course, omit the frying step if you prefer simply put all the ingredients except butter or ghee in a saucepan or electric rice cooker and cook as directed. Depending on the type of electric...

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Sesame Yogurt Potatoes

In the Hindi language, eka means “eleventh” and dasee means “day”. The eleventh day after each full moon and the eleventh day after each new moon are called Ekadasee. All Vaishnavas observe Ekadasee by minimizing physical needs and increasing spiritual practices. Many Vaishnavas fast the whole day, taking only water or fruits. For practically, Srila Prabhupada recommended light meals consisting of nuts, root vegetables, seeds and milk...

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Coconut
Dec23

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Coconut

Adapted from a recipe cooked by the residents of Udupi, in the South India’s Kanada district, this dish may be prepared with either ghee or coconut oil. In the fried seasoning, split urad dal is browned with spice seeds. Shop for baby Brussels sprouts, bright green and compact. If the sprouts are large, remove the tough outer leaves. If you want a creamy dish, fold in a spoonful of plain yogurt or sour cream just before serving....

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Baby potatoes with seasoned tomato Sauce

If you have a garden and can pull up really small marble-sized waxy-red potatoes, you have the perfect choice for this dish –the delicate skins almost float off during Scrubbing. If you use larger new potatoes, red or white, cook them whole and slip off the skins when cool. Preparation time (after assembling ingredients): 10 minutes Cooking time: 15-20 minutes Ingredients • Waxy new Potatoes, no more than 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter...

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Shredded Plantain Clusters
Dec21

Shredded Plantain Clusters

These little finger foods work well as d’oeuvres and appetizers for any social occasion. If you want to try the dish but lack asafetida, omit three ingredients and use ¼ cup (60 ml) of Mint-Lime Butter instead. Preparation time (after assembling ingredients): 15 minutes Cooking time: up to 20 minutes Ingredients • Unsalted butter, at room temperature – 4 table spoons (60 ml) • Yellow asafetida powder (hing) – ¼ teaspoon (1...

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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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