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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…

Almost Instant Vegetarian Recipies

Almost Instant Vegetarian Recipies

We're featuring dishes that are quick and easy. Puffed rice is a light meal. Not exactly "instant," but almost.When it comes to food, we want it effortlessly and fast. …

Curing the Vegetarian Blues

Curing the Vegetarian Blues

Even the classiest restaurants aren't prepared for the vegetarian. A vegetarian friend who was obliged to go to a famous Italian restaurant for a business lunch told me of her…

Vedic Culture Meens Feeding Unexpected Guests

Vedic Culture Meens Feeding Unexpected Guests

For the unexpected guest here are some nibblers you can prepare and keep on hand to serve between meals. They have a diverse range of textures and flavors. You can…

Prasadam Stimulates our Dormant Love for Krsna

Prasadam Stimulates our Dormant Love for Krsna

Cooking for Krsna, offering the prepared foods to Him with devotion, and tasting this offered food—the prasadam—stimulates our dormant love for Krsna.…

Getting Protein with a Vegetarian Diet

Getting Protein with a Vegetarian Diet

This month we're presenting an excellent vegetarian source of protein: karhi sauce. It contains yogurt, a complete protein, and chickpea flour, an incomplete protein that becomes complete in conjunction with…

Food for Krishna: Dahi, Bhava Sakti, Lime Puffies.

Food for Krishna:  Dahi, Bhava Sakti, Lime Puffies.

The spiritual master is expert in preparing these foodstuffs, and is always offering instructions to us with love. So, following his example, we are offering to everyone some suggestions for…

Kentucky Fried Chickpeas

Kentucky Fried Chickpeas

Chickpeas are a good source of protein and iron, as well as fiber, vitamins A and b6, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, calcium, phosphorous, sodium, and potassium. But the best thing about…

Sweet Food For Krishna

Sweet Food For Krishna

Cinnamon Apple Pastries are a great treat either served by themselves or as a dessert. The dishes they complement best are vegetable preparations such as Sweet Pepper. …

The Savory Samosa

The Savory Samosa

The first thing you'll notice is its wonderfully tender, thin pastry crust, golden-brown from deep-frying. Inside are peas, potatoes, or small chunks of cauliflower, seasoned not too little so that…

Cuddy and Maha Brinjal

Cuddy and Maha Brinjal

These two preparations come to us from the ancient line of disciplic succession. These preparations are as old as the Vedas themselves, and just like the Vedas their taste is…

The Holy Cow And Her Wholesome Milk

The Holy Cow And Her Wholesome Milk

Krsna would steal yogurt and butter from the gopis. Then He would run off to enjoy His booty and share it with the monkeys from the nearby forest. When the…

You Don’t Have to Give up “Good Food”

It's a common misconception that one must give up all of the "good foods" to become a vegetarian. However, anyone who takes to a Krishna Prasadam diet, which strictly rules…

Thirst-Quenching Drinks to Offer to Krishna

Thirst-Quenching Drinks to Offer to Krishna

You can make substantial beverages by combining fruits, spices, nuts, and essences with milk, buttermilk, or yogurt. Milk, also the basis for cold shakes, makes a soothing nightcap when served…

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