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Biryani Rice (for 4 people)

Ingredients :

  1. One onion
  2. One potato
  3. One carrot
  4. 5 to 6 green beans
  5. Peas (a good handful)
  6. Chilli
  7. 2 or 3 fresh tomatoes
  8. Coriander (a good handful)
  9. Fresh mint (a good handful)
  10. Cloves (+/-12)
  11. Cardamom (3)
  12. Cinnamon in pieces
  13. Laurel leaves
  14. ½ «Biryani masala» packet {brand: Aachi}
  15. ½ packet of “ginere garlic paste” {Aachi}
  16. 2 cups of biryani rice
  17. 4 cups of water
  18. Salt
  19. A pressure saucepan

Preparation :

Cut all the vegetables into small cubes, remove the mint leaves from the twigs (not cut), chop the Coriander into small pieces

  1. Heat oil in pressure Pan + / _ 1 minute then put in order stirring in, all the time :
    1. Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Laurel leaves.
    2. Onion and chilli
    3. Ginger paste and garlic
    4. Tomatoes
  2. Boil while stirring for 2 minutes then add in order
  3. Cut coriander and mint leaves
  4. All vegetables diced
  5. 4 glasses of water
  6. 2 glasses of washed rice
  7. Salt
  8. ½ packet of biryani masala
  9. Cook until the pressure saucepan whistles, turn off the gas, wait for the pan to cool down and serve

Raïta (en accompagnement du plat) Voir la recette 

Pasta Avocado

Ingredients for 4 portions

  • 500 gr whole-wheat penne
  • ½ red chilli
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 25 grams chopped pine kernels
  • 2 limes
  • ¼ cup fresh basil finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh grated garlic
  •  ¼ cup Fresh parsley finely chopped
  • Salt & pepper and olive oil 


In a large pot put some water, salt and olive oil and bring to the boil. Cook the pasta until it’s ‘all dente’. Drain the pasta and reserve half a cup of the pasta water.

While the pasta is being cooked put 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a pan and slightly sauté the garlic, chilli and pine kernels and then move them in a large bowl. Add the lime juice, avocado cut into cubes, basil and parsley and mix well. Add the reserved pasta water and 4 tablespoons of olive oil and mix well. Stir in the pasta and add some salt and fresh pepper.

You can serve with some grated parmesan or nutritional yeast flakes for a vegan version of the dish.

Vegetable Upuma (for 2 people)

Ingredients :

  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 potato
  • 5 to 6 green beans
  • Green peas
  • Dal, 1 hand full
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • Curry leaves
  • Fresh Coriander
  • 250 gr roasted Rava (powder)
  • Sunflower oil (vanaspati oil)

Preparation : 

1 cut the vegetables into small cubes

  1. Put in a saucepan cold-water onion, carrot, beans, potato, and peas.
  2. Bring to a boil and Cook for +/-10 minutes (1/2 of cooking time)
  3. In a frying pan, heat the roasted rava without any fat
  4. Put the oil to heat in another saucepan then add in order :
  • Mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • Dal
  • Onion
  • Chilli
  • Tomato
  • Vegetables that have been cooked
  • 3 glasses of water

6.  boil all for 5 minutes
7.  Add the roasted rava gently stirring
8.  Add fresh coriander
9.  Book to boil
10. Stir in the oil (vanaspati)
11. Add salt

This forms a kind of vegetable porridge

Mediterranean chick peas


  • 225 gr chick peas soaked
  • 2 red peppers, chopped in cubes
  • 3 table spoons olive oil
  • 1 green pepper, chopped in cubes
  • Pinch of ground coriander
  • 450 gr tomatoes chopped in cubes
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg 


Place the pre-soaked chick peas in a pan and cover with fresh water. Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and some salt. Bring to the boil, half cover and simmer for about 1 hour until tender. Drain and set aside.

Heat the remaining oil in a heavy frying pan. Add the spices, peppers and tomatoes and sauté until the vegetables are tender. Add the chick peas, mix well and cook together for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.

Avocado of carob and cocoa

Wonderful recipe dessert of Sophia, Karanasos Hotel – Andros island, Greece, Ashtanga Yoga Wokshop

Ingredient for a person : 

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 s. flour of carob
  • 1 s AC. 100% cocoa

Preparation :

Place all ingredients in a blender, mixer 1 minute.
If too strong, add a little water or vegetable milk
Decorate with almonds.

Bon appétit !