Indian kitchen rocks -videorecipes

Here’s a new playlist on my YouTube channel. The playlist is called Indian Kitchen Rocks.

The videos in that playlist will teach you how to cook Indian dishes and the recipes and instructions are available both in Finnish and English languages. And best of all – you can enjoy these videos with the background music!

The videos in this series of Indian kitchen rocks are extraordinary in the sense that I have not photographed them. Instead the videography is done by my good friend who knows to cook Indian food and knows to cook it well. Many thanks to her. My job was to edit, translate and make the subtitles for the videos.

So, if you want to learn how to cook Indian cuisine, turn on the captions in the YouTube menu at the bottom of the screen and check these out:

At the moment you can find videos of how to make the Indian Toor Dal Fry -lentil sauce, Indian confectionery Besan Burfi and South Indian breakfast Poha.

Ingredients for the TOOR DAL FRY -videorecipe

  • Toor dal, ½ cup
  • Big onion chopped , 1
  • Big tomato chopped, 1
  • Ginger finely chopped, 1 tbsp
  • Garlic, finely chopped, 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves, 10
  • Green chili, 1
  • Coriander leaves, 3 tbsp
  • Red chili powder ¼  tsp or according to taste
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander powder 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida 1 pinch
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Cumin seed 1 tsp
  • Oil 2 tbsp

Ingredients for the POHA -videorecipe

  • Poha,  1 cup
  • Chopped onion, 1 cup
  • Chopped tomato, 1 cup
  • Roasted peanut, 1 tbsp
  • Roasted cashew nut, 1 tbsp
  • Green chili
  • Curry leaves, 5
  • Coriander leaves, chopped
  • Lemon, ½ 
  • Oil, 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder, ½ tsp
  • Cumin seed, ¼ tsp
  • Mustard seed, ¼ tsp
  • Salt
  • Turmeric powder ⅛ tsp
  • Jeera powder ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida, 1 pinch

Ingredients for the BESAN BURFI -videorecipe

  • Condensed milk 400g
  • Lentil flour 2 ½ cups
  • Crushed nuts ¼ cups
  • Ghee 9 tbsp

Indian food is at its best meat-free, additive-free and healthy, as the examples in the video show.

If you appreciate this Finnish-Indian collaboration and want to learn more about Indian cooking, subscribe to my blog and my YouTube channel. It is nowadays complemented with recipe videos, in addition to travel and traveldestination videos!

You can read more food blogging, especially Indian cuisine, in Finnish here and in addition to Indian cuisine you can also get to know India and traveling in India with my e-book Travel Opus to India.

You can also learn about travel in India in the Finnish version of Travel Opus, which by now is a 14 year old web book.

If you’re excited to try these recipes, you can also take a picture of your ready-made food and tweet it with the hashtag #IndianKitchenRocks!

Best of 5 of Hrithik Roshan -movies

(Affialiate link marked with * a star)


Hrithik Roshan is an Indian actor born in 1974 and is very well known for his dancing skills. He belongs to the Bollywood film family and his father is the film director Rakesh Roshan.

INDIVUE has reviewed Bollywood films for over one decade and ended up recommending the following 5 films as the best of all Hrithik Roshan films so far –

THE BEST of 5 BOLLYWOOD FILMS of HRITHIK ROSHAN

  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) ****
    The film is a romantic classic and belongs to the Bollywood must-see series. There are Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Kajol and Kareena Kapoor Khan starring in the film alongside Hrithik Roshan.

You can find the movie review and the movie trailer here

Watch the film * Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham here
  • Kites (2010) ****
    In the movie Kites the actors Bárbara Mori and Hrithik Roshan make each other sparkle.

You can find the movie review and the movie trailer here.

  • Guzaarish (2010) ****
    Guzaarish, a film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, starring Hrithik Roshan, illuminates to its viewer what life is like when a person becomes permanently disabled.

You can find the movie review and the movie trailer here.

Watch the film * Guzaarish here
  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) ****
    Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is a tribute to friendship, freedom and adventure and the film works best on a widescreen.

You can find the movie review and the movie trailer here.

Watch the film * Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara here
  • Agneepath (2012) *** ½
    Hrithkik Roshan performs again an excellent role in Agneepath, though it is desirable that Roshan’s roles remain more neat in the future.

You can find the movie review and the movie trailer here.

Watch the film * Agneepath here

Travel Opus to Bollywood will tell you more about Indian movies! You can read it also in Finnish.

You can also listen to the movie soundtracks of all the above films in the links below.

As a bonus listen to the * WAR movie soundtrack also. The film was released this week in India and there will be Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor starring in that film. What makes that film so special is that it has scenes filmed in Lapland, Finland, as well. Read more about Finland from the link attached and read this article about Hrithik Roshan in Finnish here.

25 ways to travel in India

INDIVUE’s travelblog started in 2005, both in Finnish and in English, and now in 2019 it is time to start the INDIVUE IGTV.

The first video of INDIVUE IGTV is called The 25 ways to travel in India. It is having some 25 behind the scenes -videos about how the trips and blogging in India has been made.

The video starts with the photographer, ie me, walking on the stones of Cabo De Rama in Goa. In the next scene you can see landing in Mumbai during sunset time.

After landing in Mumbai comes the floating scene from the sea in front of the Gateway of India. That scene was captured when I was on my way to the Elephanta Caves in 2006. From there the video takes you up all the way to Rishikesh and on the bridge crossing the river Ganges.

After Rishikesh comes the camel ride in Agra and from there the video takes you to Delhi and Qtub Minar. At this point I truly recommend you have the sound on the video. Then you can hear all the wonderful Indian birds singing in the background.

From Delhi the video goes back to more North of India and it takes you to a ride in a taxi right in the middle of the typical Indian traffic there, more than ten years back. After that the video goes with a cable car to the top of Mansa Devi in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

From Mansa Devi the video goes back to Delhi and you can see a local bus and local traffic there. After that another ride takes you to the India Gate in Delhi. It is by the way a similar type of monument you saw in Mumbai in the beginning of this video.

From India Gate in Delhi the video jumps up to a beach in South Goa. On that Goan beach you can see tanned Westerners riding bicycles on the beach. After that the trip continues with a rickshaw in Goa and then from Margao bus-stand it jumps all the way to the other side of India, and to a rickshaw ride in Chennai.

In the middle of the video you are taken back to Margao, and to the local train station. There you can hear a water seller at work while people are waiting for the train. The next scene takes you far to Jaipur, where you can see Jal Mahal in the night time while walking by the water.

From Jaipur the video takes you to the high hilly roads of North India and from there back to landing in Goa. After that the video jumps again from the West coast of India to a coastal road in East India and from South-East India and Tamil Nadu it goes back to North and Agra in Uttar Pradesh.

Next scene comes from train ride somewhere in-between Chennai to Goa. After that the video takes you in the middle of the night time traffic in Jaipur. From Jaipur the trip continues with a horse ride in Agra and from there through the air you’re taken back to the West coast of India, and in the middle of the Fleamarket in Anjuna. Last scenes of the video come from the lovely small roads of Goa and the video ends up with a scene lost in Chennai.

This was the content of this video 25 ways to travel in India, broadly spoken. Enjoy your watching experience also with volume and hear all the authentic sounds from India, uncut.

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