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Om Cooking Tempting Vegetarian Appetizers (Cook, Nourish and Enjoy)

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Preface There are certain things we just do better, with more ease, Tasks that fill us with joy and we excel at, Everyone is blessed with their own talents, their skills and their passions. When we are good at, we are most efficient and stress-free. In turn, the results are generally ideal, we accomplish the task with a great sense of satisfaction and we are not in any way taxed. Therefore, it is natural for us to want to gravitate towards these kinds of tasks and with habitual pra...
Preface

There are certain things we just do better, with more ease, Tasks that fill us with joy and we excel at, Everyone is blessed with their own talents, their skills and their passions. When we are good at, we are most efficient and stress-free. In turn, the results are generally ideal, we accomplish the task with a great sense of satisfaction and we are not in any way taxed. Therefore, it is natural for us to want to gravitate towards these kinds of tasks and with habitual practice, we find we are constantly improving. This, in the Hindu scriptures is called swa-dharma, performing tasks and actions that are complementary to our in- built temperament or nature. To find our swa-dharma and to work in line with it, fortifies and reinforces our spiritual evolution.

To achieve swa-dharma, we need not escape to an ashram or a monastery, we need not exchange our everyday clothes for orange robes nor do we need to sit in solitary confinement chanting incessantly. We can unfold in our spiritual quest everyday as we go about our daily routine. This most practical, accessible and easily performed spirituality is called karma yoga. To find one's passion and talent and to work in line with it is a key ingredient in Karma Yoga. However, simply performing the action is not enough, it must be accompanied by an alteration of one's attitude while performing the action.

Before we engage ourselves in an action or a task, we very often base our decision on the end result of that action If the act brings us immense pleasure or in any way suits our personal agenda, we tend to engage ourselves in those acts or tasks. This type of action is self-benefitting and limited. However, if that very same act is undertaken not for one's own benefit or pleasure in mind, but as a service to humanity or with the thought of a higher cause in mind, that very same act of worship.

A group of ladies, predominantly housewives, who regularly cook for their husbands, children friends and neighbours endeavored to direct passion, talent, skill and knowledge to compile a cookbook to honor their Guru, Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, with a view to dedicate what they did best, in order, to serve a greater cause of encouraging vegetarianism, non-violence and eco-friendliness. Recipes were created to cater to many different needs-to those who want a healthier meatless lifestyle, to those who want to enterain at home and those who want a bit more variety in their family meals.

In doing this Project, their actions evolved from Swa-dharma to Karma yoga, from work to worship. The result is this very informative cookbook, an offering by all involved, at the feel of Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda.

A heartfelt gratitude to all those who have contributed to this book in big ways and little, and have chosen, in the spirit of Karma yoga, to remain nameless. Cook, Nourish, Enjoy!!

Contents

Dedication to Guru1
Letter from Guruji2
Preface3
Table of Contents4-5
Handy Hints for Grease Free Frying6-7
Asparagus Straws8
Baked Poha Croquettes10
Banana Leaf Parcel13
Basil Leaf Tofu Bites15
Bean Bundles17
Beetroot Fingers19
Black Pepper Paneer21
Capsicm, Onion and AsparagusPastry23
Caramelized Onion Tart24
Cashew Nut Tikki27
Chaat
Chatpati Paneer and Potato Chaat28
Mango Papadi Chaat30
Sandwich Chaat33
Sprout and Spinach Chaat35
Groping in the Dark36-37
Cheesey Puffs with Harlequin Dip39
cheesy Pesto Muffin41
CoconutTofu42
Coriander and Blinis44
Cream Cheese Wontons47
Cream Corn Fritters48
Creamy Melts51
Crisply Florets53
Crostinis
Brocolli and Mushroom54
Fig and Ricotta55
Corn and Capsicum56
Crunchy Cereal Tofu59
Curry Vegetable Whelk61
Gow Gees62
Cooking Grades64-65
Gururati Muuthia67
Lah Lah Tofu68
Lebanese Bread71
Leek and Celery Filo72
Lemon and Dill Risotto Cakes74
Mediterranean Rolls77
Mexican Roulettes79
Mini Polenta Rizza80
Moong Dhal Dhokla82
Mushroom Cutlets85
Mushroom Topped Triangles86
Oats ldli88
Palak Paneer Rolls91
Paneer and Mushroom Curried Satays93
Penang Kebabs94
Pistachio Grapes97
Portobello Burgers with Gorgonzola98
Roaste Ego100-101
Potato Next with Aocado Filling Avocado Filling103
Potato Nest with Paneer105
Red Pesto Risotto Balls106
Salad Shots108
Salsa Spirals111
Savory Danish Pastries113
Sesama Coated Croquettes114
Spiced Mushroom Mousse116
Spicy Kimchee Pajeon119
Spinach Cheese Polenta Squares120
Steamed Methi Rolls123
Straight From The Heart124-125
Summer Rolls126
Sushi
Beetroot Sushi128
Layered Curried Sushi130
Machurian Sushi133
Mango Sushi135
Spinach Sushi137
Tandoori ldli138
Tandoori Quesadilla141
Tekri Picks143
Tempeh Goreng144
Tempeh in Pandanus Leaf146
Tempeh with Bamboo Shoots148
Hoe to Cook Sago150-151
Thai Noodle on Paneer153
Tomato and Basil Muffin155
Wasabi Mushrooms156
Wraps
Greek Wrap159
Indian Wrap167
Italian Wrap162
Thai Curry Werap165
Yakitori on Parmesan Crisps166
Zucchini Bean Tacos168
Cooking Story171
Cord172-173
Basic Recipes
Cocount Chutney174
Hummus174
Mint Chutney175
Mojo Picon Sauce175
Paneer (version 1)176
Paneer (version 2)176
Pesto177
Sushi Rice177
Tamarind Chutney178
Tandoori Marinade178
Tomato Chutney179
Glossary180-185
Chinmaya Vijaya-The Orphanage186-187
About the Mission188

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Item Code: NAM144 Cover: Paperback Edition: 2012 Publisher: Central Chinmaya Mission Trust ISBN: 9788175975507 Language: English Size: 11.5 inch x 8.0 inch Pages: 188 (Throughout Color Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 750 gms
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