Pratibha Jain

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Chennai, India  ·  Writer-Translator | Spiritual Books | Coffeetable Cookbooks | Presently interviewing men who enjoy cooking for Harmony-Celebrate Age Magazine
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The Winners! Again, a big moment for "Cooking at Home with Pedatha". Chosen among the BEST THREE Vegetarian Cookbooks of the past TWENTY YEARS. This was announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair this year.   On 15th October 2015, the 'Gourmand Awards – Best of the Best' event took place to choose the best cookbooks from 1995- 2015, celebrating 20 years of cookbook awards

The Winners! Again, a big moment for "Cooking at Home with Pedatha". Chosen among the BEST THREE Vegetarian Cookbooks of the past TWENTY YEARS. This was announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair this year. On 15th October 2015, the 'Gourmand Awards – Best of the Best' event took place to choose the best cookbooks from 1995- 2015, celebrating 20 years of cookbook awards

I did not know that sambar podi is not traditionally used in preparing sambar, but only in kozhumbu. Also that boiling rather than roasting garlic reduces the overpowering flavour. Mr Chandrasekharran, father of food blogger Rajmi, shares fabulous cooking tips in this interview. His mantra is simple: To cook well, you must have an 'inner urge'.

I did not know that sambar podi is not traditionally used in preparing sambar, but only in kozhumbu. Also that boiling rather than roasting garlic reduces the overpowering flavour. Mr Chandrasekharran, father of food blogger Rajmi, shares fabulous cooking tips in this interview. His mantra is simple: To cook well, you must have an 'inner urge'.

Hindi poem शब्द एक सखा by Pratibha Jain

Hindi poem शब्द एक सखा by Pratibha Jain

Samvatsari ~ The Forgiveness Day & Michami Dukkadam - Pratibha Jain

Why is forgiveness such an important ideal and a way of life in Jainism? Forgiveness is deeply connected with and is considered another name for non-violence, which is one of the cardinal principles of Jainism. Forgiveness begets love and […]

Recipe of Garlic Chutney, shared by Kulbhushan Khanna from Pathankot. Visit my blog to get this mouth watering recipe: http://pratibhajain.org/maximizing-power-of-ingredients-kulbhushan/

Maximizing the power of ingredients by recognizing the distinct flavour of each one is an art. While cooking, I simply take the ingredients in my masala dabba for granted – cumin, chilli powder, turmeric and asafoetida feature in most of […]

In an interview of less than 40 minutes, Kulbhushanji Khanna shared more than 5 recipes - I liked the flare with which he gave the recipes in one shot. Read the article on my blog to get the recipe of the Punjabi pickle shown above.

While cooking, I simply take the ingredients in my masala dabba for granted – cumin, chilli powder, turmeric and asafoetida feature in most of […]

A delicious Aloo Shimla Mirch ki Sabzi from Patahankot. Onions, potatoes, capsicum & tomatoes cooked in a little oil. Seasoning is salt & crushed garlic. I asked Mr Kulbhushan Khanna, “All you have added is garlic & tomatoes; not even chilli powder or garam masala! So what is the secret to its taste?” And,he said, “Food has taste only when it is cooked with interest & love. Garlic is a powerful ingredient, both in its goodness & flavour. In this dish, I use it generously for that special…

Maximizing the power of ingredients by recognizing the distinct flavour of each one is an art. While cooking, I simply take the ingredients in my masala dabba for granted – cumin, chilli powder, turmeric and asafoetida feature in most of […]

From Equanimity ~ A Translation

From Equanimity ~ A Translation

Welcoming new year with KASAAR - a mixture made with wheat flour, resin, almonds, khopra and jaggery. Learnt from Smt. Mangikawar Marlecha, an 87-year old great-granny from Chennai, this dish is easy to prepare, and rich in taste and health - the perfect start to 2015.

Kasaar Rajasthani Recipe with Mangikawar - Sweet Mixture

"...we lost count of the number of times he made a reference to his wife, showing us her photographs and speaking about her qualities – so ardently, so passionately." Today being his birthday, I remember this interview with Sumthimalji Lodha & his wife - a charming couple from Ajmer featured in our column - SoulFood & SoulMates.

"...we lost count of the number of times he made a reference to his wife, showing us her photographs and speaking about her qualities – so ardently, so passionately." Today being his birthday, I remember this interview with Sumthimalji Lodha & his wife - a charming couple from Ajmer featured in our column - SoulFood & SoulMates.

Kodubale is a traditional fried snack from Karnataka. Here is a perfect recipe as shared by Grandpa N.S.Sridharan from Bangalore. I enjoyed the way he hand-rolled these rings and fried them to a crisp golden colour

Kodubale is a traditional fried snack from Karnataka. Here is a perfect recipe as shared by Grandpa N.Sridharan from Bangalore. I enjoyed the way he hand-rolled these rings and fried them to a crisp golden colour

Beginning a journey with silver men who know the joy of cooking. My new column at Harmony titled 'His ladle love'. First grandfather is N.S.Sridharan, a Mysore Iyengar from Bangalore, whose mantra is 'slow cooking'. His easy smile in the photograph says it all . http://pratibhajain.org/slow-cooking-grandfather-sridharan/ — with Pratibha Jain.

Beginning a journey with silver men who know the joy of cooking. My new column at Harmony titled 'His ladle love'. First grandfather is N.S.Sridharan, a Mysore Iyengar from Bangalore, whose mantra is 'slow cooking'. His easy smile in the photograph says it all . http://pratibhajain.org/slow-cooking-grandfather-sridharan/ — with Pratibha Jain.

Naani’s Chana Masala Recipe ~ Tribute by Radhika Mohan

Radhika Mohan, our friend and freelance writer from Chennai, pays a tribute to her mother with her specialty dish – Punjabi Chana Masala, a side-dish with chick peas.

Hare Matar ki Chaat with Designer Sharmila Bajoria

There are some people who can transform the way you look, thereby giving you the confidence to step out into the world with a bounce in your step. To me, my friend and dress designer Sharmila Bajoria is one such […]