Day 27 Lakshadweep: Hui Bari

Lakshadweep consists of 36 small islands and atolls and is situated in the Arabian Sea west of Kerala. Only few islands are inhabited and visitors can only come with a special permit. Obviously on the island’s seafood is predominant. Nevertheless, I found an easy and tasty aubergine dish which is prepared with coconut milk. Recipe […]

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Day 15 Kerala: Kadala Curry with Vendakka Mezhukkupuratti and Appam

Kerala and it´s cuisine I also know fairly well. I visited this beautiful state in the south of India on various trips, stayed there last winter for 3 months during a training as an Ayurveda Lifestyle consultant and have really good friends there (who are also great cooks). My friend Sujith suggested me to prepare […]

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Day 14 Ladakh: Skyu

Today’s lunch was rather spontaneous, as my boyfriend didn´t take me out for our weekly Momo and Soup at a local dhaba. Since it was quite rainy and damp, I still felt like having something comforting and soupy and quickly prepared the Ladakhi vegetable stew with dough dumplings and some local hard cheese. The meal […]

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Day 13 Kashmir: Lauki Ki Al Yakhni with Kashmiri Aloo Paneer and Kashmiri Pulao

Oh yes, I am back! I am happy I decided to also include the Union Territories as well. I mean how can I miss out on the famous Kashmiri and Ladakhi cuisines? Today’s meal was not only extremely satisfying, but also super easy to prepare. Earlier I thought, Indian cooking always involves the same steps […]

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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 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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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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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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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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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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