Day 11 Andhra Pradesh: Pulihora with Papadum

I hardly know anything about this South Indian state and have never been there, so please, share some insights if you are from Andhra Pradesh! But it was easy to choose the Pulihora, not only because a friend suggested it me, but also because it always pops up first, when looking for traditional Andhra Pradesh […]

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Day 10 Punjab: Dal Makhani with Tandoori Vegetables and Paneer Tikka, Butter Garlic Naan and Mint Coriander Chutney

Puuh, today was the day I spent the longest time in the kitchen. After 3 hours I was happy to have made a very satisfying meal. The Punjabi kitchen apparently is the kitchen, which is not only dominating and most famous in Restaurants in India, but also in the western world. When I checked typical […]

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Day 9 Uttarakhand: Kafuli with Dubuk Vade and Kumaoni Raita

After traveling culinary wise so far, it was time for me to get a little bit closer to “home” again with some more familiar tastes for a change. Uttarakhand is also a mountain state in the neighbour of Himachal Pradesh, a great place for trekking and mountaineering and also very famous because of the Hindu […]

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Day 8 Madhya Pradesh: Indori Poha

Normally the dishes I prepare for this project are served for dinner. Like this, also my boyfriend has the special experience and generally I cook so much, that there are often leftovers for the next day’s lunch. Today there were no leftovers and I decided to prepare the quick and simple Poha Dish. Poha is […]

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Day 6 Rajasthan Gatte ki Sabji with Ker Sangri and Khoba Roti and Pithod Raita

Due to my many tours to Rajasthan, long term stays at my favourite Ashram Sri Jasnath Asan near Jodhpur in Rajasthan and my friendship to the Rajasthani Cook Rekha I am very familiar with the Rajasthani Cuisine (and also love it very much). The desert state is very dry and therefore fresh vegetables and rice […]

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Day 4 Bihar: Litti Chokha

For some states it was difficult to decide which famous dish to prepare. For the State Bihar it was easy. During my research Litti Chokha would always show up first. Despite being so famous, I have never tried the baked dough breads filled with spices and roasted grains along with the Chokha never before. Along […]

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Day 3 Karnataka: Neer Dosa with Veg Sagu

Neer Dosa is a savoury and very thin pancake only made out of soaked and ground rice with a bit of salt. Same with the deep-fried Luchis from day one, I was pleasantly surprised how nice they came out since I had difficult experiences with preparing all types of Dosas in my past 😉. Neer […]

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Day 2 Uttar Pradesh: Baingan Ki Lonje with Rice

Baingan Ki Lonje is a simple and very flavourful aubergine preparation which I will prepare now more often. A caramelized Onion paste is smeared on the halved aubergines and fried. Uttar Pradesh is a large state in north India, fairly poor and dominated by agriculture. You might know it from the beautiful Taj Mahal in Agra […]

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Day 1 West Bengal: Bengali Aloo Dum with Luchis and Lauki ka Raita

My first dish of the cooking project came out nicely and was a great motivation to continue the project. My past failures in deep frying made me be a bit scared of preparing the luchis, which are actually nothing else but puris (fried breads). Surprisingly they came out astonishing well and my boyfriend asked me […]

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in 29 + days through the culinary delights of India

Finally, I am starting my „29 States-29 Dishes” series Every day from tomorrow I will prepare a typical vegetarian Dish from each of the 29 States of India. To make things right from the beginning: Apparently there are not 29 states anymore, but rather 28 states (Ladakh and Kashmir became to separate Union Territories in […]

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The Eight Principles of Ayurvedic nutrition

Another article of mine in the Ayurveda series. As you can read, after my training I am still completely in Ayurveda fever. At the moment I am also working on a two-week Ayurveda and Yoga online retreat. So for me everything revolves around Ayurveda at the moment and that also feels really good in everyday […]

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Sponsored by Steadfast Nutrition

About the Indian Sports and Wellness Company Steadfast Nutrition with an Interview of founder and Owner Aman Puri I am really proud to call myself a Steadfast Nutrition sponsored athlete. Not only, that I am benefiting a lot from the high-quality nutrition supplements, but it is also great to be a part of the Steadfast […]

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The little man’s business and a Samosa recipe

In India, almost every man is a businessman as well. Be it the vegetable seller, the shoe cleaner or the tailor. Almost everyone runs their own small business. Most of the time, the “business”  is set up and dismantled on the street for a day or one owns a small garage with a sliding shutter […]

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Stuffed eggplants

In January and February I was a very frequent guest at Rekha’s and Rishi’s, who offer their Incredible Krishna Cooking Workshop in Jodhpur due to my yoga and Rajasthan trips. I have already written about them in other articles. In fact, everything during a evening at a cooking class at Rekha’s and Rishi’s INCREDIBLE! […]

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Moong Dal Bhajia (Pakora) with coriander mint chutney

– An Indian snack of green lentils and Indian spices Indians love snacking in between. The most popular snacks are probably Samosas (filled dough bags) and Pakora (mostly fried vegetables in dough). Almost every street corner in India there is at least one stand where the delicious little things are fried  golden-brown. Today’s dish is […]

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Self-made Muesli Bars for outdoor tours

They should not be too dry, after all, they have to be chewed during the activity. Of course, they should also be tasty. Good healthy ingredients that provide energy quickly, are easily available and not too expensive. Oh, yes: They should not require backing, since I do not have an oven. After one or two […]

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Meatless through India

Travelling around India as a vegetarian or vegan As a travelling vegetarian, india is a true paradise. Nearly 80% of the Indian population is vegetarian and abstain from meat. In some places it is even almost 100% and in a few places, such as Kerala or in the mountain states a little less. But no […]

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In the land where the pepper grows

I am always very happy about a trip to the green state of Kerala, which is located at the southernmost tip of India. Here, in the so-called “land of coconuts” and christened by the Indians as “God’s own land”, one not only travels in a  relaxed way, but there is also an incredible amount to […]

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Love goes through the stomach

A love that defies the unwritten laws of the caste system Rekha and Rishi seem to be a normal Indian couple, in a normal Indian home in Jodhpur. When we are picked up by Rishi by his motor- rickshaw from our hotel to take part in a cooking class with his wife Rekha, we meet […]

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Turmeric Vegetable Curry- A delicate dish of an interesting vegetable

There is no Christmas in Hindu Rajasthan. But if Christmas were to be celebrated, the royal dish “Haldi Subzi” would surely be served in the desert state on this special occasion. The vegetarian dish is a wonderful combination of the best ingredients and can also be served easily in the western world as a vegetarian […]

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My Homemade Energy Balls- “MTB Laddus”

Delicious, easy to male without baking and healthy! Due to my quite extreme activities in mountain biking and mountain sports, I often need a fast energy source. Especially during several-hour mountain bike races without a stopover, but also during a mountain expedition, it is important that I always have a small supply of high-caquitonic food […]

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Indian Sweets – Sugar Time

The father of a good friend of mine runs the most famous candy shop in the Kullu Valley. Anyone who has ever tasted Indian sweets, knows that they are very sweet, but also very tasty. The shop was opened by Aju’s (my friend’s name) grandfather in Kullu in 1945. At that time he and his […]

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5. Food in India: Where is the best place to eat in India?

1. At home it tastes best… Where is the best place to eat? Of course at an Indian mom’s place!!! Indian women have cooking simply in their blood and it always tastes excellent!!! If you don’t have friends in India and you can’t live with a family at home, you should live in a so-called […]

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4. Food in India: Street Snacks

They are delicious, they are sociable, they are (often) greasy and sometimes dangerous: Indian street snacks! No other nation is better at snacking than the Indians. Around three o’clock, when the first hunger arises, until the early evening hours they gather in the streets and enjoy together with friends the delicious little things. […]

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3. Food in India: How to eat?

In India, people eat differently than we do in the western world; In Indian restaurants you usually sit at tables and chairs and get at least a spoon. In smaller facilities, south Indian restaurants or at people’s home, it can also happen that you eat on the floor in the crossed legged seat and you […]

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Yummy! An Indian Okra Dish

Interested in a delicious Indian okra recipe from our ashram chef Pappu? During our Ayurveda Yoga Retreat we not only had beautiful yoga classes and Ayurveda treatments, but also very good food! But it’s best to read through the recipe yourself. In addition to my Indian recipe, you will also find many great other recipe […]

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Indian Cooking Class in Manali

In addition to trekking tours, climbing, mountain biking and expeditions, I also offer Indian cooking classes in Manali. Of course, I don’t teach the cooking classes myself and I don’t have any income from it, but like to support the Indian woman Narvada- and excellent cook and lovely lady. You  can also visit the website. […]

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Indian preparation: Nettle Vegetables

Affordable, easy to prepare, vegan and healthy!!!! Nettles as an Indian main course When I visited Ashok’s mountain village, I not only gained a lot of experience, but also came to know a delicious and easy recipe for preparing stingy nettles as vegetables!! Recipe for 4 people Ingredients: 1 kg nettles 50 g rice Salt […]

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Recipe: Stuffed Indian Peppers

I love Indian food and to be honest, that’s one (of the many)  reason I’ve been in India for so long. The Indian diet suits me perfectly: full-fledged vegetarian meals, well seasoned with lots of lentils, vegetables, rice, yogurt and homemade bread. In the meantime, I already master the art of Indian cooking quite well […]

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Delicious homemade Tibetan Noodle Soup!

Vegetarian Thentuk with Tofu In Manali you not only have the opportunity to try out all sorts of Indian and Western specialties, but also the opportunity to enjoy real Tibetan dishes. Due to the proximity to Spiti and Lahaul, many dishes from Tibet were taken over. Momos, steamed and stuffed dough bags are very popular […]

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Tibetan Cheese Spinach Momos – steamed stuffed dough bags

-my favorite! Dough for 70 momos (can be filled with any content) 1/2 kg wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 cups water Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Slowly add water and knead with your hand (first only with your middle finger) until a nice smooth dough is formed. The dough […]

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