• 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

Fried Idly's

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  • Author: Bhaktin Christina
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Fried Idly's


Idly's are traditionally steamed cooked. By frying them, they turn into an incredible snack!


  • 2 cups dried whole peas, or urad dahl
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 tsp fenugreek


  1. Place all the ingredients into a large bowl. Traditionally idly's are made using urad dahl but because I cannot get that dahl where I live, I used whole dried peas, and it works just as nicely.


  2. Wash the grains until the water runs clear and then fill the bowl with water for soaking overnight, or 8 hours.

  3. After 8 hours, drain the old water out and rinse the grains nicely.

  4. Then place the grains into a blender, only fill the blender 1/3 part grains. Add a little water to the grains, like this.

  5. Now blend until nice and smooth. It took about 5 minutes to get this consistency. If the batter is too thick in the blender, just add more water. The mixture should have a nice continuing spin in the blender. Continue grinding the remaining grains.

  6. When you have finished, put a lid over the mixture and leave on the counter for an additional 8 hours, or overnight.

  7. Here is what it should look like. It should have fermented slightly, expanded a bit and feel more airy. Stir it up and use immediately or store in the fridge until use.

  8. When you are ready to make the Idly's, heat some oil to about 350F/175C. When the oil is ready, take a table spoon of batter.


  9. Plop the batter into the oil.

  10. Cook on both sides until golden brown.

  11. Then place on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.

  12. They should be nice and fluffy on the inside and a little crispy on the outside.



  13. Serve with Coconut Chutney and you are ready to offer to Kṛṣṇa with love and devotion!

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  • Steamed Vegetables in a Coconut milk and Chickpea broth
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