All posts by Manjula Jain

About Manjula Jain

Manjula Jain was born in North India into a vegetarian family. Her mother was an excellent cook who paid attention to every detail. One of the most important details for her was cooking with fresh ingredients. As a child and young adult, she helped her mother in the kitchen. Manjula learned to cook with just a few spices and herbs in order not to compromise the taste of the vegetables, grains and lentils. After Manjula Jain got married and moved to the United States from India in the late 1960s, her family remained vegetarian because of their adherence to the Jain religion. One of the main principles of the Jain religion is the belief in non-violence to all living beings and the belief to “live and let live”. Manjula Jain is passionate about this way of life today.

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Hari Chutney – Cilantro Chutney

Hari (Green) chutney is made with fresh cilantro (green coriander) and a variety of spices. This chutney is a must-have for every fridge. Tastes delicious with pakoras, samosas, chaat and many more popular Indian snacks. Like ketchup and other popular condiments, hari chutney can be used in a variety of different ways!


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Vegetable Rice (Pulav)

Vegetable pulav has a mix of vegetables and spices. This is a great dish for get-togethers, especially for lunch. If you are not in the mood to prepare a big meal, use vegetable pulav as a one-dish meal with yogurt, pickle, papadam or chutney.

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Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha, is a whole wheat flat bread stuffed with spicy potato mix. Parathas are made plain or variety of different fillings, but potato filling is most popular. This delicious Aloo Paratha is very popular in north India, for any time of the day. Specially in Punjab Aloo Paratha is staple for breakfast.