Recipes


Carrot Halwa
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 4 cups milk, whole 4 Tablespoons ghee (make organic ghee at home) 7-10 cashews (optional) 7-10 raisins (optional) 4 cups grated carrots 2-4 threads of saffron (kumkum or kesar) 1 teaspoon green cardamom powder, freshly ground 1/2 cup rock sugar (mishri) or raw sugar   Directions 1. Boil

Gajar Halwa (Carrot Pudding) Recipe


Spicy Cauliflower (Gobhi)
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 3-4 teaspoons ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 pinch asafoetida powder (hing) 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain) 1/4 cup onions, chopped (optional) 1 teaspoon ginger, chopped   1 medium head cauliflower (gobhi) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi) 1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds, roasted and freshly

Spicy Cauliflower (Masala Gobhi) Recipe


Serves 4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1/2 cup ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1/2 cup semolina (sooji) 1/2 cup rock sugar or raw sugar, powdered 2 cups water, room temperature 2 tablespoons, raisins – optional 2 tablespoons, slivered almonds – optional 2-4 threads of saffron (kumkum or kesar), optional Directions 1.

Semolina Pudding (Sooji Halwa) Recipe


Odan Rice
Serves 4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1 cup white rice, raw 5 cups water, room temperature     Directions 1. Rinse and soak rice for 2 hours. Drain the water and keep rice aside. 2. Place a large pot over medium heat and add drained rice to it. Sauté rice for 2 minutes. 3. Add

Slow-Cooked Odana Rice Recipe



Buttermilk (Takra) Recipe
Serves 1 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1/4 cup plain yogurt (made from whole milk), room temperature 3/4 cup water, room temperature 1/4 teaspoon cumin (jeera), dry roasted 1/2 tsp fresh ginger juice or a pinch dry ginger powder (shunthi) 4-6 fresh mint leaves, washed and chopped Rock salt (saindhav salt) to taste Equipment needed: Whisk

Ayurvedic Buttermilk (Takra) Recipe


Serves 4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 6 Tablespoons ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 cup besan (gram flour) 1/4 cup raw almonds, coarsely ground 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut or shredded coconut (optional) 5-6 green whole cardamom, freshly ground 1/2 cup water, room temperature 1 cup rock sugar (mishri) or raw sugar Directions 1.

Roasted Besan (Gram Flour) Coconut Burfi Recipe


Narali Bhat
Serves 4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1 cup white rice, raw 3 teaspoons ghee (make organic ghee at home) 7-8 whole cloves 2 cups water, hot 1 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut or shredded coconut 1 1/2 cup jaggery (gud), powdered 4 green cardamoms, whole or freshly ground 4-5 strands saffron A pinch of rock

Narali Bhat (Sweet Coconut Rice) Recipe


Serves 1 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1 cup whole milk, preferably warm 1/4 fresh vanilla bean Rock sugar (mishri) or raw sugar to taste   Equipment needed: Blender   Directions 1. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise into two halves, scrape out the sticky seeds (reserve pod for another use). 2. Combine milk, vanilla

Vanilla Bean Milkshake Recipe



Spicy Okra (Bhindi) Recipe
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 3-4 teaspoons ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 pinch asafoetida powder (hing) 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain) 1/4 cup onions, thinly sliced 3 cups okra (bhindi) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi) 1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds, freshly ground 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder

Spicy Okra (Masala Bhindi) Recipe


Sarson Ka Saag
Serves 3-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 6 cups sarson (mustard greens), washed and roughly chopped 3 cups palak (spinach) leaves, washed and roughly chopped 1 cup methi (fenugreek) leaves, washed and roughly chopped 1/2 cup mooli (white radish), peeled and chopped (optional) 1/2 cup red onion, roughly chopped 1 inch ginger, peeled 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled

Sarson Ka Saag – Mustard Greens Recipe



Carrots peas and potatoes
Carrots, peas and potato vegetable is an easy and delicious side dish that goes well with all Indian meals. Serve it with Indian flat breads, or rice and dhal for a complete meal..

Carrots and Peas Recipe




Round gourd (Tinda) Recipe
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 2 teaspoon ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 pinch asafoetida powder (hing) 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 4-5 curry leaves (optional) 1 teaspoon crushed ginger 6 medium sized Indian round gourd (tinda) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon coriander, freshly ground (optional) 1/4 teaspoon dry pomegranate seed

Indian Round Gourd (Tinda) Recipe


Butternut Squash Recipe
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 2 teaspoon ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 pinch asafoetida powder (hing) 1/4 teaspoon whole cumin seeds (jeera) 1 teaspoon crushed ginger 1 medium sized butternut squash (petha) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon coriander, freshly ground (optional) 4 Tablespoons water, more as needed Red chili

Sweet & Sour Butternut Squash (petha) Recipe


shalgam recipe
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 2 teaspoon ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 pinch asafoetida powder (hing) 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1 teaspoon crushed ginger 4 medium sized turnips (shalgam) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon coriander, freshly ground (optional) 4 Tablespoons water, more as needed Red chili powder to taste

Turnip (Shalgam) Recipe



snake gourd
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 2 teaspoon ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 pinch asafoetida powder (hing) 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1 teaspoon crushed ginger 2 medium sized snake gourd (patola) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon coriander, freshly ground (optional) Red chili powder to taste Rock salt (saindhav salt)

Snake Gourd (Patola) Recipe


zucchini recipe
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 2 teaspoon ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 pinch asafoetida powder (hing) 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1 teaspoon crushed ginger 2 medium sized zucchini (torai) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon coriander, freshly ground (optional) Red chili powder to taste Rock salt (saindhav salt) to

Zucchini with Indian Spices Recipe


Ghiya Sabzi
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1-2 teaspoons ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 pinch asafoetida powder (hing) 1/4 teaspoon whole cumin seeds (jeera) 1 teaspoon crushed ginger 1 medium sized bottle gourd (ghiya or lauki) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon coriander, freshly ground (optional) Red chili powder to taste

Bottle Gourd (Ghiya Sabzi) Recipe





Basic Hummus
A traditional hummus makes a wonderful snack or appetizer. Serve it with warm pita bread or veggies..

Basic Hummus Recipe


Moong Dal Dosa
Makes 6-8 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1 cup mung sabut (mung bean or green gram) 1/4 cup white or red rice, raw 1/2 cup water, more as needed   1/4 cup onion, chopped 10-12 curry leaves, chopped 10-12 cilantro leaves, chopped 1 teaspoon chopped ginger 1/2 dried red chili flakes (optional) 1/2

Healthy Moong (Mung Beans) Dosa Recipe


Adai Dosa Recipe
Makes 6-8 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1/2 cup white or red rice, raw 1/2 cup toor dal (split pigeon peas) 1/2 cup yellow mung dal (split green mung, skinned) 2 Tablespoons chana dal (split bengal gram, skinned) 2 Tablespoons white urad dal (split black gram, skinned) 1/2 cup water, more as

Quick Adai Dosa Recipe



Instant vegetable dosa
Makes 8-10 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1 cup white or red rice flour 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour 1/4 cup gram flour (besan) 2 cups water, more as needed   1/4 cup carrots, grated 1/4 cup onion, chopped 8-10 curry leaves, chopped 8-10 cilantro leaves, chopped 1 teaspoon chopped ginger 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Instant Vegetable Dosa Recipe


Unfermented plain dosa
Makes 8-10 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1 cup white or red rice, raw 6 Tablespoons white urad dal (split black gram, skinned) 2 Tablespoons chana dal (split bengal gram, skinned) 1/2 cup water, more as needed   Ghee, as needed (make organic ghee at home) Rock salt (saindhav salt) to taste  

Plain Dosa Recipe (Unfermented)


Coconut Chutney Recipe
Coconut chutney is made with fresh coconut and cilantro. It is a simple Indian dip and uses minimal spices. Adjust the ingredients according to your taste..

Coconut Chutney Recipe


Kheer (Rice Pudding) Recipe
Serves 4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1/4 cup white rice, rinsed and soaked for 15 minutes 4 cups whole milk 1/4 tsp. whole green cardamom, freshly ground 3-4 strands saffron Rock sugar (mishri) or raw sugar to taste   Directions 1. Take milk in a medium pot and bring it to a

Rice Kheer (Rice Pudding) Recipe