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The Hare Krishna Book of Vegetarian Cooking / Adiraja Dasa

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This book first explains utensils, the art of combining dishes in menu-planning, and preparing, offering, and eating an Indian meal. Then come 120 tested recipes, carefully chosen by the best cooks in the Hare Krishna movement for their diversity and ease of preparation. Preface by actress Hayley Mills.
Hardcover, 318 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (first published March 1986)
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Angelar
Sep 01, 2007 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: anyone who believes garlic fuels impure thoughts
Shelves: vittles, giveaways
I love Indian food. I love cooking and reading cookbooks. I love eating vegetarian food.

So what's not to love about this cookbook?

When I bought this (used, thankfully), I didn't realize that strict Hindus sometimes shun garlic, as it "fuels impure desires and thoughts." Apparently, Hare Krishna devotees avoid it all the time. I practically live on garlic (I adore it), and while the photos are appetizing, I just can't handle using a cookbook full of recipes with nary a clove in sight.

I also can't
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Michal
Jun 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
The best recipes for simple, honest, wholesome dhals. Every recipe is soooo easy and soooo tasty. Love the fact that the recipes are garlic and onion free. Great for someone learning to cook Vegetarian Indian food - one of our copies that we keep at our cafe is absolutely thrashed!
Natalie
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I had read about this book years ago, but then struggled to find out what it was called again for nearly a decade! I eventually discovered it by chance earlier this year whilst reading about the actress Hayley Mills (who provides the forward for this book).
The Hare Krishna Book of Vegetarian Cooking is a wonderfully presented and beautiful vegetarian book of Indian recipes. It contains much interesting information, especially about a balanced and nutritious vegetarian diet. The recipes are many
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BRAIN_QUEEN
Jan 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is a great cookbook but definitely not as simple as the BBT one...
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His Divine Grace Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (अभय चरणारविनद भकतिवेदानत सवामी परभुपाद)was born as Abhay Charan De on 1 September 1896 in Calcutta, India.

He first met his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami, in Calcutta in 1922. Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, a prominent devotional scholar and the founder of sixty-four branches of Gaudiya Mathas (Vedic inst
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