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feasting on the tastes and aromas of Indian food

The passion to create delicious and healthy Indian food… each meal a time to come together in mutual pleasure and gratitude for the abundance life offers. It’s true, is it not? We spend more time communicating with our dearest friends, family and colleagues through social media, email and all the rest of it than actually face to face! Whatever happened to the dinner parties we (and our guests) used to get so much pleasure from?

Some of the very best times of my life have been spent sitting around the dinner table, talking, laughing… sharing delicious food and a glass or two of fine wine with friends and family. Sometimes we’d just meet for brunch – any excuse for a lie in before enjoying a casual late breakfast meal in the mid morning sun. As the sun set, we’d often find ourselves in bbq mode, cooking traditional and ethnic treats for friends and visitors to Australia. As special occasions came and went we marked them by digging out our best linen, dressing up the table, polishing the glassware and inviting everyone over for dinner. Whatever we did, no matter how casual or formal, there was something particularly warm and rewarding about sitting down to feast upon what we had all created. Which is why when you visit Prana we offer you chai, seasonal fruit or small morsels of our cuisine to tempt, ease and refresh the palate.

cookery classes: passion shared

Cooking is my passion of course. It is integral to Indian life – our way of celebrating any occasion and honouring the people we meet. If you too love Indian food, I can help you to create the sublime tastes, textures and aromas of authentic Indian food. As I was taught, SO I TEACH YOU how to create, prepare and present a meal that is all your own; not mine. That is the way that food passion spreads and enriches us all. It is the best gift I can give you; the ability to understand the complexity of flavours that comprise well-cooked Indian food. In short, you’ll learn to create your own version of a meal your guests will adore! To begin, just gather a few friends or colleagues together and call me…

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Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

Aloo is the Hindi word for potato and baingan for eggplant so basically, this delicious and flavorful Punjabi dish is made by cooking potatoes and eggplants with onions, tomatoes, green chilies, ginger, garlic, and a few indian spices.

Nice on rice...with cashew nuts 🙂
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The cost of not following your heart is spending the rest of your life wishing you had.

A lot of people think you're not supposed to eat the seeds of a pomegranate but that's not true... people who tell you that are liars, and they don't know anything about life, and they should never be trusted 😉
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Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.

Chicken Curry. Pulao Rice. Chana Masala. The last of my catering orders before I return to doing what I love most at Prana... making the lives of everyone I meet more beautiful.

A big THANK YOU to all those who supported my side hustle during lockdown. I owe you ❤
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The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten.

Pancakes... with a side of pancakes 😉
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Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

Scrumptious baked potato (thanks @paula_velho ❤), pan fried garlic fish and asian vegetables maketh Sunday supper.
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We have three roles here on earth: to learn, to love, and to live. When we stop learning, we start to stagnate and die. When we stop loving, we lose our sense of purpose and become self-centered. When we limit our living, we deny the world the benefits of our talents.

Darling I'll have the steak and mushroom pie with a beer please... to celebrate our 1000th video 😉
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Cold air. Dark night. Warm fire. Bright stars. Sambar 🤗

This typical south Indian recipe calls for lots of vegetables like pumpkin, bottle gourd, drumstick, eggplant, radish, okra, sweet potatoes, onions and tomatoes in a lentil based stew with sweet tamarind.

Sambarlicious!
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Confidence isn't thinking you are better than everyone else, it's realizing that you have no reason to compare yourself to anyone else.

Tendies in a jiffy 🙂
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No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for.

The humble tinda (Indian baby pumpkin), when flavoured with garam masala and other spices is sure to win over the most ardent gourd skeptics.
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If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a life time... help someone else.

When you don't have enough ground beef, cheese and salsa for four, you make babychilidas 😉
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Try things against your grain to find out just what your grain really is.

Coles' Indulgent Belgian Dark Chocolate & Orange Mascarpone Cheesecake... hand finished with caramelized oranges, flambéed with Nikka Japanese Whisky.

Oishī 😉
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To surrender is to accept the force of life and trust that whatever happens, we are always on the path of our own divine unfolding, for our highest good.

If you can make me smile no matter what mood I'm in... there's Goan fish curry to share 😉
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Burying your head in the sand does not make you invisible... it only leads to suffocation.

Nice buns darling! 😉
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Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.

Proceed with caution if you're going to try my 'elexir of capsaicin extremus' 😉
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Morning is God's way of saying one more time... go make a difference, touch a heart, encourage a mind, inspire a soul and enjoy the day!

First, homemade methi parathas with homemade tendli pickle. Then I'll go about God's business 😉
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Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality. Don't put limitations on yourself. Others will do that for you.

Just the magic of spices makes this dry chicken curry super scrumptious!
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Positive people also have negative thoughts. They just don't let those thoughts control them.

It's hard to imagine that in a mere 15 minutes, hard-like-stone potatoes will emerge a creamy buttery mash waiting to be devoured... with the perfect steak.

Well done Ben!
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Before he died, a father said to his son, “Here is a watch that your grandfather gave me. It is almost 200 years old. Before I give it to you, go to the jewellery store downtown. Tell them that I want to sell it, and see how much they offer you." The son went to the jewellery store, came back to his father, and said, "They offered $150.00 because it's so old." The father said, “Go to the pawn shop." The son went to the pawn shop, came back to his father, and said, "The pawn shop offered $10.00 because it looks so worn." The father asked his son to go to the museum and show them the watch.

He went to the museum, came back, and said to his father, “The curator offered $500,000.00 for this very rare piece to be included in their precious antique collections." The father said, “I wanted to let you know that the right place values you in the right way. Don't find yourself in the wrong place and get angry if you are not valued. Those that know your value are those who appreciate you, don't stay in a place where nobody sees your value." Know your worth.

I know mine... after these chilli prawns 😉
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When you focus on the good, the good gets better.

As did this Creme Caramel... my best yet! 🤗
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Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are.

Sometimes I like to dress up to present my dish of the day 😉
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