Author - Siri-Ved Kaur Khalsa

Siri Ved Kaur first learned about yogic cooking at the side of her spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan, starting in 1971, when he invited her into his household to cook for him. During those years serving as Yogi Bhajan’s personal cook her intuitive understanding of the healing nature of food first blossomed. He guided her in the art and science of yogic food preparation, while his wife, Bibi Inderjit Kaur, trained her in the fine art of Indian cooking. After leaving this service to raise her family, she built upon her knowledge and experience, developed many new recipes, taught many courses, and published two cookbooks, Conscious Cookery in 1979 and From Vegetables with Love in 1989. Siri Ved has completely rewritten FVWL and a new 2nd Edition, From Vegetables with Love: Recipes & Tales from a Yogi’s Kitchen, will be published in April 2015. The new edition includes over 50 new recipes, numerous updates, more in depth commentary, stories from her years serving Yogi Bhajan, and comprehensive information about yogic diet, ingredients, and cooking methods. Siri Ved also writes a food blog, "Conscious Cookery with Siri Ved,” with new recipes, photos, and stories and “whatever’s on my plate or mind having to do with food!” Siri Ved Kaur continues to offer courses in vegetarian cooking and the science of yogic diet, and resides in Bakersfield, California with her husband. Facebook page for From Vegetable with Love Publisher: Kundalini Research Institute

Lessons in Curry III

Want to create a complete curry meal? "Lessons in Curry III" brings you recipes for a traditional yogurt-based curry and accompanying dishes, including Pakora Curry, Black Chana with Mustard Oil, and Lemon Rice. There's a Yogi in the Kitchen!

Dishes of Indian food with Masala curry

Lessons in Curry II

Masala means "mixture", and in cooking this refers to the mixture of spices and other ingredients that form the base of curries. As discussed last month, there are two basic ways of preparing curried vegetables, either with a gravy-like masala, or...

Curry meals on three dishes - Curry lessons

Lessons in Curry

To most Westerners, curry or "curried" refers to anything that is made with curry powder. The May "There's a Yogi in the Kitchen" column "Lessons in Curry" teaches us that curry is actually a special dish, while what we call "curry" is really just...

Some raw ginger, partially peeled

Ginger, The Wonder Spice

According to Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal lore, ginger promotes health and healing in many ways. It strengthens the nervous immune systems, restores sexual energy, helps with bronchial problems, and even menstrual cramps. Select the the right ginger...

Garlic on a table - The stinking healer

The Stinking Healer!

The February "There's a Yogi in the Kitchen" column by Siri-Ved Kaur Khalsa is "The Stinking Healer!" about garlic, one of the most ancient remedies in the history of humankind. Used as both a medicine and a food, garlic is known as an effective...

Turmeric, The Golden Healer

Used for its bright yellow color in everything from prepared mustard and canned soups to Indian curry, Turmeric has been used for many centuries for its many therapeutic qualities. Yogis and Ayurvedic healers know that turmeric is a great internal...

A Time To Share Together

There is a simple and beautiful tradition called Langar established about 500 years ago in India, in which all people regardless of caste, religion, race or gender, sit together as equals and share in a blessed meal. All of the food and labor is...

Yogic cooking - curry food with rice

Yogic Cooking

Yogic cooking is really based on a very simple truth: "We are what we eat." We are what we allow into our selves, whether it be food, sounds, the thoughts we dwell on, the purity of the air we breathe, the discipline we let into our lives, the...

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