• Snake Gourd Pasta Sauce - Tomato free!

    Snake Gourd Pasta Sauce - Tomato free!

    Serves 2

    Did you know that a fully ripened snake gourd vegetable transforms into a wonderful tomato replacement? The pulp surrounding the seeds are a bright red color and have a sweet flavor. The orange creamy pulp that is on the skin has a very nice mild pumpkin flavor and has the texture of very creamy mashed potatoes. These two pulps blended together create a smooth sauce and when adding yogurt whey (the sour flavor) it creates a perfect tomato sauce! So delicious!

    Here is the wonderful dish I put together together today. Mostly all ingredients came from the garden!

  • Fried Taro Root Chips

    Fried Taro Root Chips

    Serves 3

    If you live in the tropics, taro root is a great vegetable to grow on a self sufficient farm. It gives a lot of food and there are so many different ways of preparing dishes with it. Try these fried taro chips. They're crunchy and delicious!

  • Magical Pink Tulsi Infused Lemonade

    Magical Pink Tulsi Infused Lemonade

    Serves 4

    It is spring time and the Tulasi Manjaris are blooming by the hundreds. We have lots of her to offer to Kṛṣṇa. What to do with all the mahaprasad manjaris after offering them to Kṛṣṇa? Here is a lovely and magical drink that is sure to increase your devotion for Tulasi! Tulasi Maharani ki jaya!

    "Lord Hari has personally declared that even after committing thousands of sinful activities in the early part of his life, if one eats tulasi leaves, he will be freed from the reactions to all his sins."

    Hari-Bhakti-Vilasa 9.218

Tortilla Chipotle Bean Soup

4.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Serves: 3
  • Author: Bhaktin Christina
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Tortilla Chipotle Bean Soup


How about some Mexican food? This is a really tasty and satisfying soup. The crunchy tortillas soften and absorb the smoky and spicy flavors of the sauce. Serve with chopped avocados, fresh cream and a squirt of lime on top! Yum!


  • 2 cups cooked pinto beans
  • 1 cup reserved bean cooking water
  • 7 small tomatoes
  • 3 jalapenos
  • 2 chipotle chilies or 1 tsp powder chipotle
  • 2 fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground dry ginger
  • dash hing
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 5 corn tortillas


  1. First begin by pressure cooking the pinto beans.

  2. Next, place the jalapenos and tomatoes on a flat pan.



  3. Cook until all sides are charred a little and the jalapeno is cooked through.

  4. Turn off the flame and let them cool for a few minutes so that you can handle them.Then cut the stem off and take out all the seeds.


  5. Then place in a blender the tomatoes, only 2 jalapenos (save one) and 2 chipotle chiles.

  6. Blend until smooth. Then set aside.

  7. Next, heat 2 tbsp ghee in a large pot and then add the cumin seeds. Cook until they begin to turn brown.


  8. Then add the chopped fresh oregano and fry for another 30-45 seconds.


  9. Then immediately add the tomato puree and all remaining spices. Cook for about 8 minutes or until the tomatoes are cooked through.

  10. Here is what it should look like. A very deep red color.

  11. Next add the remaining cooked, chopped and seeded jalapeno and the cooked pinto beans.

  12. Mix and add 1 cup reserved cooking liquid from the beans.

  13. Cook for another 5 minutes and here is what it should look like when it is done.


  14. Next we are going to bake some soft corn tortilla to make them a little crispy. Cut the tortillas in half and then chop them into little strips.


  15. Place on a large baking sheet with a little salt and bake for 15 minutes at 375F/190C.

  16. Be sure to stir the tortilla chips around every 5 minutes.

  17. That's it! Now you have crunchy tortilla chips to add to the soup!

  18. Add some chopped fresh cream, avocado chunks and a squirt of lime juice and you are ready to offer to Kṛṣṇa with love and devotion!

  • Snake Gourd Pasta Sauce - Tomato free!
  • Curds and Whey Soup with Pumpkin and Drumstick leaves
  • Fried Taro Root Chips
  • Easy Homemade Whey Powder
  • Magical Pink Tulsi Infused Lemonade
  • Easy Banana Bread Cupcakes
  • Prabhupada's Prasadam Cookies
  • Steamed Vegetables in a Coconut milk and Chickpea broth
  •  Buttery Lemon Spaghetti with Chickpeas
  • Moist Oatmeal Breakfast Cake served with Homemade Roselle (Jamaica) Jam
  • Orange Sweet Cinnamon Rolls
  • Green Bean and Paneer Stir-fry with a Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Fluffy Baked Powdered Sugar Donuts
  • Gourmet Pizza with a Creamed Sweet Potato and Carrot Sauce
  • Sweet Spice Pumpkin Bites

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