• Snake Gourd Pasta Sauce - Tomato free!

    Snake Gourd Pasta Sauce - Tomato free!

    Serves 2

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    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

Quick and Easy Chunky Vegetable Dal Stew

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  • Author: Bhaktin Christina
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Quick and Easy Chunky Vegetable Dal Stew


Chunky style vegetable dahl! You can use any of your favorite vegetables!


    •    1 cup lentils (your choice)
    •    2 carrots
    •    2 potatoes
    •    2 chilies (or to taste)
    •    3 tomatoes
    •    2 chipotle chills (or any dried chili)
    •    2 tbsp. ghee
    •    1 tsp. cumin seeds
    •    dash hing
    •    1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
    •    1 tsp. ginger powder
    •    1/2 tsp. turmeric
    •    2 tsp. salt
    •    1/2 tsp. pepper
    •    1 tsp. sugar
    •    1 tbsp. cornstarch


  1. Chop up the carrots and potatoes into large chunk squares and cut two chilies in half and place in a pressure cooker. Add the rinsed lentils and water. The water should sit 2 inches above the food.

  2. This is what the veggies and dal look like after cooking in pressure cooker for 10 minutes.

  3. 3 tomatoes and 2 dried chilies in the blender.

  4. This is what the tomato mixture should look like when finished.

  5. Heat the ghee and add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds until they start crackling.

  6. Then you add the tomato mixture.

  7. Immediately add all your remaining spices.

  8. This is what it should look like when the tomatoes are fully cooked. They are a deep red color. It took about 5-6 minutes on medium heat.

  9. Tomato mixture added to the veggie and dal pot. It was a bit too liquid for me so I added some cornstarch.

  10. *NOTE* When adding cornstarch, place the cornstarch into a bowl and a little bit of water. Stir until it is dissolved, it only takes a few seconds, and then add to the dal.

  11. Stir it up!

  12. Your dal should look like this!

  13. Now you are ready to offer to Kṛṣṇa with love and devotion!

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