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Going with Your Grain (halava recepie)

Going with Your Grain (halava recepie)

Steaming hot and full of fruit, nuts, and buttery, wheaty goodness, halava will fuel you through the morning in good style. So, whether you're going to climb the Himalayas or…

Puris—Pure and Simple

Puris—Pure and Simple

We would sit together and eat fresh hot puris with hot milk. For me it is hard to see how Westerners enjoy dry bread when there is something as wonderful…

The Joy of Cooking Badas

The Joy of Cooking Badas

Badas in India were one of my favorite dishes, but in Oregon it was such an ordeal to make them that my taste for them dramatically waned. Making badas with…

Pickles to Relish

Pickles to Relish

For centuries, people throughout the world have known that extremely salty, acidic, or sweet foods don't spoil. And for centuries people have employed various techniques to preserve, or pickle, their…

The Sunday Love Feast — An Offering of Love

The Sunday Love Feast — An Offering of Love

Word spread quickly about the exotic and delicious vegetarian feasts the Hare Krsna devotees were having. Before long, each Sunday the small temple room and courtyard would fill with guests…

Fried Food: Dispelling the Doubts for Vegetarians

Fried Food: Dispelling the Doubts for Vegetarians

Hare Krsna devotees don't eat meat, fish, or eggs, they don't have to worry about cholesterol in fried foods. A tablespoon of ghee contains only 31 milliliters of cholesterol—nothing compared…

Werkies (Flaky Parathas): A Culinary Challenge

Werkies (Flaky Parathas): A Culinary Challenge

Werkie parathas are deep-fried so they turn out more like a pastry than a flat bread. They're multilayered and have a rich, buttery flavor. They're ideal as a breakfast treat…

A Feast for Lord Caitanya

A Feast for Lord Caitanya

Advaita Acarya offered to the Deity of Lord Krsna the feast his wife had prepared. Pleased to see the gorgeous arrangement for Krsna's pleasure, Lord Caitanya expressed His great satisfaction.…

The Commonsense Vegetarian

The Commonsense Vegetarian

Many vegetarian foods are a better source of protein than meat is. A typical hundred-gram portion of meat contains about twenty grams of protein, whereas an equal amount of cheese…

A Different Kind of Ice Cream

A Different Kind of Ice Cream

Ice cream, the ingredients don't vary much from one brand to another. But ice cream that's been prepared for Lord Krsna and offered to Him with love and devotion stands…

Simply Wonderful Sweets!

Simply Wonderful Sweets!

The art of making these sweets has been preserved through generations of specialized sweet-makers in India. There the sweet repertoire is extensive and elaborate, and although preparing such sweets may…

The Bible and Vegetarianism

The Bible and Vegetarianism

In that kingdom of perfect peace, where the knowledge of God will dissolve all evil, we won't kill animals for food, because our food will be provided by God Himself.…

Vegetarian Cooking — Exploring Spices

Vegetarian Cooking — Exploring Spices

There are sweet spices, like cinnamon and cardamom, pungent ones like cayenne, and mixed tastes like cumin and coriander. Spices influence not only the taste of food, but also the…

Vegetarianism Has Many Advantages

Vegetarianism Has Many Advantages

Whether you look at Lord Krsna's cuisine from the viewpoint of taste, health, economics, morality, or spiritual benefit, it's our firm conviction that it's the best in the world.…

Three Ways to Cook Potato Subji

Three Ways to Cook Potato Subji

This month, I'd like to discuss three-basic ways of cooking vegetables. As you become thoroughly conversant with these three basic methods and as you observe how each method affects the…

The Kachori Story

The Kachori Story

On the anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's appearance his followers celebrate by preparing one of his favorite dishes—kachoris—spicy vegetable savories.…

Reviving The Family Meal

Reviving The Family Meal

The family meal has hardly survived in our suburban lives. Dad now leaves home early to the office, a communal breakfast is out of the question. As for dinner .…

Lord Krsna’s Cuisine — Five Cuisines in One

Lord Krsna’s Cuisine — Five Cuisines in One

What we have been calling "Lord Krsna's Cuisine" on these pages actually includes five cuisines: western Indian (Maharashtrian and Marwari), eastern Indian (Bengali), southern (Madras;), northwest central (Gujarati), and northern…

Prasadam: Cooking for God!

Prasadam: Cooking for God!

Cooking for God? How absurd that sounds to the sophisticates of this modern age! How anthropomorphic! But why not? Why not cook transcendentally?…

Cooking with the Spices of Life

Cooking with the Spices of Life

Paste masala refers to spices and herbs that have been ground to a moist, smooth consistency. When slowly simmered, paste masalas impart a full-bodied flavor that is distinctive yet subtle—an…

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