Vegetarian World - Karma Food - Recipes.
Kryta Yuga,Treta Yuga,Dwapara Yuga and now we have Kali yuga each yuga is 4 to 8 billion years.(Wikipedia).
Perhaps our India beliving in these yuga's was pure 100% vegetarian in earlier yuga.Sri Rama's period was Treta Yuga and Sri Krishna was in Dwapara yuga.
Were these mythological gods vegetarians.Sri Rama being himself God would not kill any animal,even The Rakshasa Ravana's army went to wake up his brother Kumbakarna who was sleeping and was suposed to sleep for 6 months in a year and be awake 6 months during the rest of the year,he had to woken up and only the sweet smell of food would wake him up.The Army went there with huge food tray's as shown in the TV serial Mahabharat made after a research by Oriental Research Institute at Pune.This serial a first episode shown above shows the Army carrying huge trays of food all vegetarian.
We all Know that Krishna also as God and that he ate only butter as a child and god would not eat his own children be it animal or any species and specially the Holy Cow.
Meat v/s Vegetarian.
The Cost of one plate of chicken will be perhaps one full plate of 3 course delicious meal in any restaurant.
Just so we have to eat half a kg of beef we have to feed the cow 8 kg of grains.
If all over the world people eat only vegetarian food there will be food for 20 billion people.( The world population by 2040 is estimated at 9 billion.
The United States Govt releases free dairy food each year in millions of pounds for the poor and hungry not becouse of charity but to keep theit stock getting out of shelf life.
World wide movement is there to save Tiger the Man Eater but not the Milk giving harmless and innocent Cow.
In USA all are very careful in water conservation not food but do they all know that by killing a chiken they waste 5000 liters of water and they save that much if they eat only eggs.
If all the people in USA stop eating Pork and use Green Beans they would save 16,000 liters of water per pound of Pork.
The Great Greek Philosopher Socretes recommended a vegetarian diat becose it would allow a country to make the most intelligent use of agricultural resources.
Will there be a food shortage on account of people eating animals and being the grave yards for animals and creating not only food shortage but also water shortagetalking of water shortage we are searching if there is water on the moon.Will there be a War for Water or Food.
Save animals and save yourself but still you want to eat meat than kill a animal with your hands only with out using any tools.
The argument that even plants are sort of animals as they breath.Yes but they don't do what a animal does as you will see in a slughter house.Visit one its free.You will see they even process dead animals and wounded with pus also.
A 100 gram of meat has only 20 grams of protein of which 50% is water.A 100 gram of cheese has 25 grams of protein and a Top Sirlon Steak costs $10 or more while a Vegetarian Meal costs only $2 ( In Bangalore ).
USA will have plenty of Jobs if they all stop eating dead animals flesh and perhaps could use it for their people billions of dollars saved.
Now to go for Karma Food a 100% Veggetarian Diet.A spiritual Food.
1) Indian Dinner ( # 1 ) - Eggplant,Tomato and Paneer,Cashew Rice and Peas,Samosas,Cucumbar Raita,Puries and Coconut Burfy.
5 large,ripe tomotos ( quartered )
1/2 Cup water
1 large eggplant ( Cut in 1 inch cubes )
ghee for deep frying
1/2 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh chili
1/4 teaspoon hing
pinch of turmeric
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon of garam masala
1 teaspoon turbido sugar
2 teaspoon salt
6 cups of milk - You have to make curd cubes from milk.
Preparation of Curd:-
1/2 gallon of milk & 5 tablespoons strained lemon juice
In 1-gallon of pot heat milk,on high heat,strirring occasionally,making sure that milk is not sticking to bottom of pan.Bring to a boil.Lower heat and add lemon juice.
Stirr gently around sides of pan until all the milk has seperated in to curds and whey.The liquid ( whey ) should be clear,if not add a little more lemon juice.Turn off the heat.
In a colandar place cheese cloth and strain the curd ( Whey can be used in soups.).Rince the curd with cold water
Gather up sides of cheesecloth and twist to seal curd tightly inside.Put something heavy like a pot filled with water on top of the curd to press it. with pot filled with water.
Keep the weight on anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours depending on the recipe.Cut the solid curd in to in to 1/2 inch cubes and deep fry until golden brown.
Place the tomatoes and water in a covered sauce pan.Simmer for 15 minutes.Pour the contents through a sieve ad strain in to a bowl.Discard seeds and skin.
In a Steel Bowl pour sufficient ghee and heat it to medium temperature.Deep fry eggplant cubes or slices round in shape until golden brown and tender.Drain the ghee and save the ghee.
The ghee that is drained off the eggplant can be used to fr the spices.In a large frying pan heat the ghee over high heat for 30 seconds.Stir in ginger,chili,muster seeds,and hing.Fry until the seeds start popping.Add tomato puree,remaining spices,and fried eggplant.Simmer uncovered for 8 minutes.Add paneer( Curd Cubes) and cover.Cook for 2 more minutes.Serve Hot - Serves 4 persons.
Cashew Rice with Peas.
The populor choice for Rice is always Basumati Rice a traditional Indian Rice.This is available in any Indian Stores also White Rice or Brown Rice can be used.Basumati has its speciality and is nutricious and good flavor.
1 cup full basumati rice.
1/2 cup roasted cashew pices.
1/2 cup peas.
2 tablspoon ghee.
pinch of turmeric.
pinch of hing.
1/2 tea spoon of salt.
1 3/4 cups of water.
Wash Rice 3 times,
In 1-quart pan put 2 tablespoons of ghee,hing,and rice.Stir over medium heat for 30 seconds, Add water,turmeric,add salt,Add peas.Bring to full boil,then cover and cook on very low heat for 18 minutes and srir in the cashew pieces.Garnish with coriandar leaves.Serves - 4.
1 cup cauliflower ( Cut in small pieces ).
1 cup peas.
ghee for deep frying
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour.
1/3 plus 3 tablespoons ghee.
1 green chili ( minced).
1 1/2 teaspoons salt.
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric.
1/4 teaspoon hing
1 tablespoon garm masala - Purchase from Indian Stores.
1 teaspoon coriander powder.
Steam cauliflower and peas until very tender.
In a frying pan put 3 tablespoon ghee.Add green chili,black mustard seeds,and cumin seeds,when they begin to crackle add turmeric and hing,add steamed vegetables,add all remaining spices.Mash vegetables and cook over medium heat until have a thick paste for stuffing.This takes about 10 minutes.Cool.
Combine flour with 1/3 cup ghee.Add enough water to make a rollable dough( about 1/2 cup ).
Roll dough in to 12 balls.With rolling pin roll each ball in to a 5 inch circle.Cut the circles in half.Seal 2 ends together and put one tablespoon stuffing in to each triangle.Seal edges and turn over,making drcorative edges.Seal Samosas tightly enough to hold together when frying.
Heat ghee in a steelbowl until it is medium hot.Add Samosas and fry in ghee for 15 to 20 minutes,stiribg and turning over occasionally until they are light brown.Serve Hot with Tomoto Sause.Makes 24 samosas to serve.
1 cup yogurt.
1/2 cup water.
1 large cucumber ( peeled and sliced in 1/2inch rounds ).
1 teaspoon salt.
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder.
1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves.
The best cumin powder to use for a raita is dry roasted.If you can take the time ( Just 5 minutes ) bake the cumin seeds till they are brown and grind them in a spice grinder or under a rolling pin.This proces gives extra special flavor.
In a bowl mix yogurt,water,salt and cayenne.Add cucumbers to yogurt mixture.Sprinkle cumin powder on top.garnish with coriander leaves.Serves - 4.
See Video for Poori.
Learn How to make Pooris a Indian Flat Bread.Taken with Eggplant Dish prepared.
Hot Poori is Next.
Burfi mouth watering sweet.
You must taste this divine spiritual Indian Karma Spiritual Sweet.Fit for God's food.
What is Karma Food.
We are what we eat,this is a spiritual food or karma food.A question did crop up that we cannot consume any living being. So also a plant has got life,are we not taking out the life of a plant by plucking it and destroying its life,a plant also breaths.A plant has no organs like a animal,no blood,no flesh.We offer prayers to God thanking him for giving us the day's bread.Bread is not meat its pure wheat flour.That's what we offer to God not Tangdi Kabab.
By offering to God the Bread we assume he has tasted it.We do not taste till he tastes our food.When he tastes it becomes pure,the matter turns to spirit.The Bread has a divine taste after it is offered to God.The Food we prepare must be offered to God and the offering we make is not by the plate we eat we have a special plate only for keeping the day's preparations and offering to God,its than PRASAD.,the karma or the sin we did in taking a plant or vegetable or fruit is thus goes away when we offer God the food we prepare daily.Keep it before God tell him to take it pray or chant his name call him h will come,he has to come.Once your prayer and offering of food to God is finished the rest of the food is PURE and this is SPIRITUAL KARMA FOOD.
There are several Indian Spiritual Foods that qualify for God's offering,they may be selected like I have done here from You Tube.