Simply Vegetarian (Over 125 Exotic Recipes)

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Item Code: NAI264
Author: Anokhi Anjali
Publisher: Gita Publishing House, Pune
Language: English
ISBN: 9789380743103
Pages: 189 (Throughout Color Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.0 inch x 8.5 inch
Weight 570 gm
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Book Description

Man cannot live without air, water and food. While air and water are available to us in the natural state, food is elected, prepared and eaten by our own choice.

The Gita tells us that food is of three types—Satvic, rajasic and tamasic.

Satvic food gives us just right amount of energy—not too much or too little. But Satvic food is easily digestible, leaving us with sufficient energy balance to devote to our work. It is rich in proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and fibres. Satvic food also calms our senses. It contributes to inner calm and peace of mind. It induces pure thoughts and feelings. It keeps us in a state of emotional poise and equanimity.

You will not be surprised to know that what the ancient Hindu scriptures regarded as Satvic food is now regarded ideal food- although by other names! Experts call it high-fibre, natural, anti-oxidant etc. And we are encouraged to eat more of such foods. As for what the sages called rajasic and tamasic food, the very same foods are now labelled high-fat, high-cholesterol, carcinogenic etc., we are warned to keep them out of our diet to the greatest extent possible!

In the Gita, Sri Krishna urges Arjuna to adhere to a Satvic diet. Such a diet is simple and nutritious; it gives adequate energy and is easily digested. It is wholesome and non-toxic. It affords immense variety and is also pleasing to the eye and palate—as you will find the recipes in this book.

Vegetables are Mother Nature’s marvellous products. Her divine garden truly presents a blaze of brilliant colours with the red and yellow, green and purple, pink, white, brown and mauve of these delicious wonders!

A vegetarian connoisseur will be proud to tell you that you can effortlessly put together a balanced diet just by choosing a bit of each colour!

Besides being a treat to the eye vegetables cater to all tastes and palates—green leafy vegetables; tubers like potatoes, yam and beetroot; soft vegetables like zucchini and pumpkin, popular treats like cabbage, cauliflower, beans, aubergines, tomatoes, garlic, peas, onions; delicious herbs like coriander, basil, parsley etc.

A balanced mix of leaf vegetables, ‘seed’ vegetables and pulses produces a perfect combination in terms of nutrition and energy. Salads are surely everyone’s favourite!

Fruits have been described as the food of the Gods—and also the food of the rishis and yogis. They are nature’s own special delicacies, brought to luscious goodness in the warmth of the sun. Rich in vitamins and Minerals, they also give us plenty of fibre. For example, oranges, grape fruit and lemons are the also rich in a readily digestible form of sugar which gives us instant energy without the harmful efforts of refined sugar.

We in India are lucky to have a choice of such a wide variety of fruits throughout the year—green and black grapes, strawberries from the hills, delicious watermelons and musk melons—the king of fruits, pears, apples, peaches, lichi, papaya, pomegranates, guavas, chikku, berries and at least a hundred varieties of banana!



If you are one of those who think vegetarians lead a miserable life eating lettuce leaves and boiled rice, think again. Far from the popular belief that vegetarianism is boring, it is actually all about great food, good heath and smart living—of a well-balanced diet with all the necessary nutrients.

It is to bring this message to you that we, the ladies wing of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, Bangalore, ‘Anokhi Anjali’, decided to put together a 100 percent Vegetarian cookbook complete with over a 100 recipes of lip-smacking salads, soups, main courses and desserts. We promise that the book will not be just another cookbook for you, but will dispel the notion that vegetarianism is boring and introduce you to the whole new world of entertaining the meatless way.

Each of the recipes in this book have been tried, tested, perfected and approved by the members of ‘Anokhi Anjali’, over innumerable potluck lunch sessions. The inspiration, clearly, has been to share with you the ease and variety in vegetarian cooking, the new tastes, and old favourites and hidden culinary secrets.

We would like to thank our respected donors, who have sponsored and helped us realize this project. Most importantly, we would like to thank Dada J.P. Vaswani, without not have been possible. He is Mentor, Guru. Guide and Master to millions of people all over the world, and one of his key teachings is vegetarian living. He is our inspiration, and we hope, through this book, that he will be able to touch your lives, the way he has touched ours.




Broccoli Almond Soup 3
Mushroom Soup 4
Eight Jewels Soup 5
Clear Macaroni Soup 6
Spinach and Noodle Soup 7
Spring Soup 9
Cheesy Corn Soup 10
Golden Lentil Soup 11
Spiced Pumpkin Soup 12
Layered Lotus Root Salad 14
Sweet Potato Salad 15
Crunchy Salad with Bred Mayonnaise 16
German Potato Salad 17
Pasta Salad 19
Two Tomato Salsa 20
Greek Salad 21
Russian Salad 22
Wholesome Salad 23
Stuffed Tomato Salad 25
Vietnamese Salad 26
Green and White Salad 27
Chinese Salad 28
Caesar's Salad 29
Mango and Onion Salsa 31
Hotch Potch Salad 33
Fruit and Vegetable Salad 34
Channa Salad 35
Macaroni Salad 36
Katori Chaat 39
Andhra Style Lemon Paneer 40
Vegetarian Sheek Kabab 41
Paneer Satay 42
Pizza with Pesto, Tomato Sauce or 43
Basil Topping 44
Stuffed Mushrooms 47
Popeye Pizza 48
Cheesy Potato Strips 49
Cocktail Paneer 50
Cheese and Vegetable Croquettes 51
Chilli Garlic Potato 52
Cocktail Cheese Balls 53
Chilli Paneer 54
Sholay Paneer 55
Chinese Bhel 57
Cheesy Wheels 58
Nugget Cutlet 59
Fresh Coriander Squares 60
Paneer Papdi 61
Lollipops Schezwan Style 63
Garlic Baby Potatoes 65
Stuffed Mushroom Buns 66
Stuffed Mushroom al la Opus 67
Vegetarian Dumplings 68
American Corn Cheese Balls with Sauce 69
and Salsa  
Main Course  
Shredded Potato & Corn in Hot Garlic Sauce 72
Mix Vegetable Gravy 73
Khao Suey 75
Paneer Tikka Masala 76
Hot Noodles with Spinach and Tofu 77
Mushroom Potato Pie 78
Vegetable Casserole 79
Chessy Baked Eggplant 81
Creamy Spinach with Baby Corn 82
Mushroom Manchurian 83
Paneer Corn Korma 84
Achari Paneer 85
Mushroom Quiche 86
Dum Aloo 87
Hara Dhania Mushroom 88
Malai ki Sabji 89
Vegetables stroganoff 91
Mushroom and Capsicum Masala 92
Vegetable "Swiki" (Singapore Wholesome Meal) 93
Indonesian Rice Noodles 94
Bharvan Aloo Chutney wale 95
Jaipuri Bhendi 96
Paneer, Mushroom and Babycorn in White Gravy 97
Paneer Kali Mirchi 99
Tawa Tamanchi 100
Aloo Achari 101
Shepherd's Pie 102
Rice and Rotis  
Hyderbadi Biryani 105
Punjabi Stuffed Paratha 106
Mooli, Methi, Makkai Roti 107
Special Methi Paratha 108
Home Made Naan 109
Two in one Paratha 110
Hara Bhara Paratha 111
Paneer Tikka Masala Biryani 112
Curry Patta Rice 113
Papad Paratha 115
Mushroom Rice Cake 116
Green and White Ring Pulao 117
Andhra Biryani 118
Vegetable Biryani 119
Oreo Cookie Cheese Cake 123
Eggless Chocolates Brownie 124
Lemon Cream Pie 125
Banana Toffee Pie 126
Chocolate Pudding Cake 127
Coconut Pie 129
Buko Salad 130
Chocolate Biscuit Pudding 131
Apricot Delight 132
Chochlate Hazelnut Ice Cream 133
Yummy Ice Cream 134
Cherry Tarts 135
Honeyed Pista Wraps 137
Mughal Rice 139
Sugarless Dry Fruit Delight 140
Eggless Chochlate Mousse 141
Eggless Mango Cake 143
Eggless Super Christmas Cake 144
Litchi Fluff 145
Caramel Custard 146
Dips and Sauces  
Onion Yoghurt Dip 148
Cheese Sauce 149
Humus with a Difference 150
Peanut Sauce 151
Schezwan Sauce 152
Lime Juice Syrup 153
Mint Dressing 153
Mint Chutney 154
Thousand Island Dressing 154
Tamarind Chutney 155
Curd Dip 155
Quick Fix  
Emerald Soup 157
Chilled Papaya and Cream Salad 158
Pineapple and Cabbage Salad 158
Channa Chaat 159
Low Fat Potato Salad 159
Hot Stir Fry Paneer 160
Parsleyed Mushrooms 161
Golden Cashew Nuts 162
Baked Corn on Toast 163
Orange Delight 164
Mint Juice 165

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