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!

Video: Holiday in Goa and the menu for tourist

Here’s a video I made of the trip to Goa, India, in January 2019. The video focuses on the good Indian food I was happy to experience. It will tell you the good foods to try out in case you’re travelling to Goa. Take a look –

My flight was through Delhi, so delicious hints from the Delhi domestic airport and Delhi international airport will also be shared.

The restaurants from South Goa featured in this video were Portofino, Sagar Kinara and German Bakery, in addition to some beach shack restaurants on the Goan beaches.

The video visits also in local shops and fruit stalls in South Goa and even a sweet shop in Margao, the capital of South Goa.

The Indian sweets mentioned in the video are milk cake, imarti and an extremely delicious velvety smooth Gulab Jammu from Kolkata that practically melts in your mouth when you take a bite. See, so that you know what a tasty Gulab Jammu looks like.

I was happy to notice that in some local shops in South Goa one was able to find some organic products also. Especially some nuts and atta. And also gluten-free atta made from quinoa. Combined with psyllium, one was able to make gluten-free rotis out of quinoa atta.

Another thing I was happy about was a South Indian dish poha, which was sold without unhealthy preservatives in the Indian domestic flight from Goa to Delhi.

Notice that this video comes with subtitles, which will give you more information in either English, Finnish or Swedish. 

You can choose the language you prefer from the Youtube settings.

This video is also part of the Travel Opus to Goa – do check it out as well and subscribe for the new updates!

Travel Opus to India will tell you more about travelling in India itself.