There’s a Yogi in the Kitchen!

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!

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...

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 strengthens the nervous system, restores sexual energy, strengthens the immune system, helps with bronchial problems, prevents and relieves menstrual cramps, clears the uterus after childbirth...

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...

Something Worth Crying Over!

You have heard the expression, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." The January "There's a Yogi in the Kitchen" column by Siri-Ved Kaur Khalsa offers a new one to remember: "An onion a day keeps disease away!" Onions' job is to keep the blood...

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...

The Yogi’s Secret Ingredient

Regardless of what ingredients are used, if the cook's consciousness is not prayerful, loving, or joyful ... that food will not be a healing food. Period. It is important to have a state of mind that is free of anger when you are preparing any meal...

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...

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