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The Hare Krishna Book of Vegetarian Cooking -- Soft Cover

Preface by actress Hayley Mills

This book first explains utensils, the art of combining dishes in menu-planning, and preparing, offering and eating an Indian meal. Then come 120 tested recepies, carefully chosen by the best cooks in the Hare Krishna movement for their diversity and ease of preparation. Preface by actress Hayley Mills.


Price:  Rs.413  Rs.344 
Author: Adiraja dasa
Format: Soft Cover, 6" x 9", 39 color photos
Pages: 318
ISBN: 978-81-89574-20-8
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The Hare Krishna Book of Vegetarian Cooking -- Soft Cover


About the Book

This book first explains utensils, the art of combining dishes in menu-planning, and preparing, offering and eating an Indian meal. Then come 120 tested recepies, carefully chosen by the best cooks in the Hare Krishna movement for their diversity and ease of preparation. A colourfully illustrated, practical cookbook that not only helps you prepare authentic Indian dishes at home, but also teaches you about the ancient tradition behind India's world-famous vegetarian cuisine.

About the Author

In 1971, after receiving his masters degree from New York University, Adiraja Dasa left the United States for the Orient to pursue his twin interests: Spirituality and exotic cooking. Three years later, in India, he heard about an Indian system, where cooking, like all other activities, can be perfectly integrated into ones personal spiritual life.

In 1975 he met the devotees of the Hare Krishna movement in Switzerland and became an active member. Adiraja?s next project is to move to England where he plans to popularize the arts of cooking Indian by opening a cooking school in London and organizing free spiritual-food distribution programs all over the country. If you would like to correspond with him about the subject matter of this book, write; Adiraja dasa, 10 Soho Street, London W 1, England.

Review

This is one of the best books we have on our shelves. The recipes are fool proof and have a most wonderful collection. The Hare Krishna movement is known for their mind blowing food which you send you into food Nirvana.

Sample Recipes

Kakri raita - Cucumber and yogurt salad

Cucumbers are at their best when they're about 10 inches (25 com) long, firm, bright green, and shiny. If the skin is tough, you can peel or score it; if the seeds are large, it will be worth the extra time to scrape them out.

Preparation and cooking time: 15 min

  • ? tsp cumin seeds
  • ? tsp salt
  • 2 medium-sized cucumbers
  • ? tsp ground black pepper
  • ? pint (275 ml) plain yogurt
  • 2 pinches asafoetida (optional)
  • ? tsp garam masala

Dry-roast the cumin seeds and grind them into a powder. Wash the cucumbers and grate them through the large holes of a metal grater. Squeeze out the excess liquid and combine the grated cucumber with all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Toss. Serve chilled.

Paneer sak - steamed spinach with fresh cheese

Preparation and cooking time: 30 min

  • 1 lb (450g) fresh spinach 3 tbs water washed and stemmed
  • ? pint (150 ml) sour cream (optional)
  • 1 tbs ghee or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 8 oz (225 g) paneer, cubed
  • ? tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ? tsp cayenne pepper
  • ? tsp sugar
  • 1 pinch asafoetida

Chop the washed and drained spinach leaves into small pieces. Heat the ghee in a saucepan over medium heat and fry the powdered spices. Put the chopped spinach into the saucepan with the 3 tablespoons of water. Cover, and cook gently until the spinach is tender. This should take about 10 minutes. Now fold in the cream and the cubes of paneer. Add the salt and sugar, stir well, and continue cooking over the same low heat for 5 more minutes. Serve paneer sak as a main dish with rice or hot chapatis or both.

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 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Ben Swanson on January 30, 2011 
The recipes in this book are amazing. This is a difinative resource for anyone trying to recreate vegetarian/Indian quisine. I love it.The recipes in this book are amazing. This is a difinative resource for anyone trying to recreate vegetarian/Indian quisine. I love it. Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By john guilbert on January 03, 2015 
great book, informative! excellent service.would recomend to a friend.great book, informative! excellent service.would recomend to a friend. Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Marina Martens on March 20, 2015 
It is a lovely book with lovely photographs. Unlike other "Yoga"-cookbooks out there it does not include garlic, onions et al. in its recepies. It helps you to keep your diet on the sattvic side.It is a lovely book with lovely photographs. Unlike other "Yoga"-cookbooks out there it does not include garlic, onions et al. in its recepies. It helps you to keep your diet on the sattvic side. Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Marina Martens on March 20, 2015 
It is a lovely book with lovely photographs. Unlike other "Yoga"-cookbooks out there it does not include garlic, onions et al. in its recepies. It helps you to keep your diet on the sattvic side.It is a lovely book with lovely photographs. Unlike other "Yoga"-cookbooks out there it does not include garlic, onions et al. in its recepies. It helps you to keep your diet on the sattvic side. Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Stefan Lundblad on April 16, 2015 
This is my favourite cook book because it contains all different kinds of preparations. It has a handy format (neither too big or too small) and the recipes gives room for variations.This is my favourite cook book because it contains all different kinds of preparations. It has a handy format (neither too big or too small) and the recipes gives room for variations. Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Bodil Joergensen on April 19, 2015 
The dishes from this Cook book tastes great! The directions are easy to follow, and most dishes fairly quick to prepare.The dishes from this Cook book tastes great! The directions are easy to follow, and most dishes fairly quick to prepare. Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Aled Williams on September 03, 2015 
Without doubt one of the best vegetarian cookbooks around. Simple to use and follow. Use it for the cooking but also for the profound spirituality that underpins it.Without doubt one of the best vegetarian cookbooks around. Simple to use and follow. Use it for the cooking but also for the profound spirituality that underpins it. Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Delphine Hernandez on November 14, 2015 
Really Love the recipes. I needed the assistance of learning how to flavor foods w/o garlic and onions. Pleasing Krishna and offering/cooking for him is the Ultimate Joy!!! Hare Krishna Hare RamaReally Love the recipes. I needed the assistance of learning how to flavor foods w/o garlic and onions. Pleasing Krishna and offering/cooking for him is the Ultimate Joy!!! Hare Krishna Hare Rama Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Mairi McGowan on January 16, 2016 
Really like this book. As a vegetarian I am always looking for different ideas and this has lots of them. Thank you.Really like this book. As a vegetarian I am always looking for different ideas and this has lots of them. Thank you. Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Vicki Pollock on April 16, 2016 
Many years ago I was fortunate to know a Nepalese family very well. I loved the food they cooked. There was a dog-eared much loved copy of this book in their kitchen. I ordered it and have made some o... Read more Many years ago I was fortunate to know a Nepalese family very well. I loved the food they cooked. There was a dog-eared much loved copy of this book in their kitchen. I ordered it and have made some of the recipes - samosas, pekoras, and dal - which have evoked taste memories of the wonderful meals I had in their home. It' comfort food on a deeper level. Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By sadie hubbard on October 03, 2014 
A great book, with all my favorite dishes, Thank You!!!!!!!A great book, with all my favorite dishes, Thank You!!!!!!! Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By ALBERTA PROSPERI on May 24, 2014 
HARE KRISHNA This book is really what I was looking for. It helps me to be connected to Krishna Consciousness in cooking meals. Thank you so much. Please forgive my language mistakes. HaribolHARE KRISHNA This book is really what I was looking for. It helps me to be connected to Krishna Consciousness in cooking meals. Thank you so much. Please forgive my language mistakes. Haribol Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Hans Peterson on February 11, 2011 
This is a very good and inspiring book for anybody wanting to cook nice food that is also healthy.This is a very good and inspiring book for anybody wanting to cook nice food that is also healthy. Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Sue Fountain on July 12, 2011 
My aunt recommended this book to me, after her friend recommended it to her. Now I am recommending it to others. Love the recipes!My aunt recommended this book to me, after her friend recommended it to her. Now I am recommending it to others. Love the recipes! Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Melissa Daubert on January 25, 2012 
This is the best cook book I have come to so far. It covers all aspects of cooking for Krishna, not just recipes. My original copy I purchased at at Juhu temple in India. My friends have really enjoye... Read more This is the best cook book I have come to so far. It covers all aspects of cooking for Krishna, not just recipes. My original copy I purchased at at Juhu temple in India. My friends have really enjoyed it back home in USA, so I purchased another copy to share. I hope that the next printing is spiral bound as it will hold up better to daily use. Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Alfredo Cordero 288 crenvio on April 05, 2013 
Thank you very much for your services. I got everything I ordered just fine ....look forward to more purchases in the near future.. Hari Bol....I will be cooking up a storm....thanks againThank you very much for your services. I got everything I ordered just fine ....look forward to more purchases in the near future.. Hari Bol....I will be cooking up a storm....thanks again Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By JULIET WILKERSON on April 09, 2013 
Very good Vegetarian cook book.So happy to have this cooking recipes.Very good Vegetarian cook book.So happy to have this cooking recipes. Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Savannah Berman on August 19, 2013 
Anyone wanting to understand the concept of non violence and non injury in food should start with this book. It gives so much information included are lovely simple recipes. This book explains the phi... Read more Anyone wanting to understand the concept of non violence and non injury in food should start with this book. It gives so much information included are lovely simple recipes. This book explains the philosophy behind eating foods with a conscience and will elevate anyone wanting to uplift their consciousness and improve their health through mindful eating, while experiencing full enjoyment with total understanding. This book is so handy and comes with 50 of the best Hare Krishna recipes. Thumbs up! Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Portia Owen on April 11, 2014 
Fantastic cookbook with a wide range of things to choose from, all the recipies are quite easy to make and ingredients aren't hard to find. Whether you're a beginner or advanced cook you'll find somet... Read more Fantastic cookbook with a wide range of things to choose from, all the recipies are quite easy to make and ingredients aren't hard to find. Whether you're a beginner or advanced cook you'll find something you can make with this book. Hari Om. Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Dylan Hoorn on April 17, 2014 
I LOVE THIS BOOK!! It's a great informative book. It's not just a cooking book, it much important information on the offerings to Krishna andd the importance of vegetarianism.There is so many beautif... Read more I LOVE THIS BOOK!! It's a great informative book. It's not just a cooking book, it much important information on the offerings to Krishna andd the importance of vegetarianism.There is so many beautiful dishes and deserts to try. A MUST HAVE for any serious vegetarian who would love to experience the pure taste of Krishna. Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Eldridge Bartlett Jr on April 27, 2014 
Good information. I did not know about all of the different spices involved. Some information on where to acquire these herbs and spices or there US style names may be helpful.Good information. I did not know about all of the different spices involved. Some information on where to acquire these herbs and spices or there US style names may be helpful. Read less

     

 5 of 5 Stars!   
By Cameron LaBrecque on July 25, 2017 
This is by far y favorite cookbook. The Hare Krishna Cookbook makes vegetarian cooking very simple and every recipe that I have tried so far is delicious.This is by far y favorite cookbook. The Hare Krishna Cookbook makes vegetarian cooking very simple and every recipe that I have tried so far is delicious. Read less

     

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