Ayurvedic Vegetarian Cooking

Kristin is the author of "Kristin Jarden’s Vegetarian Cookbook,"a compilation of 300 recipes with a comprehensive glossary of spices, daals, and other ingredients based on the science of Ayurved. In Sanskrit Ayur is life and ved is science or knowledge, so Ayurved is the ancient holisitic approach to living a healthy and balanced life, using spices, herbs and tips.

This inspiring guide will enable you to master the art of Indian vegetarian cooking  and spicing in your own home. Enlivened by vivid descriptions of Indian life, mythical stories and gems of ancient wisdom it also provides insight into this fascinating country, its culture and its people.

A New Zealander who has lived in India for many years, Kristin trained with some of the nation's great chefs. She demystifies the notion that Indian food needs to be rich and spicy to be delicious, yet she preserves the flavours of Indian vegetarian cooking. Her recipes incorporate traditional and modern techniques and ingredients.

  • • 300 easy-to-follow recipes

  • • traditional and modern Indian dishes

  • • healthful cooking with reduced fat

  • • egg-free baking

  • • a comprehensive glossary of ingredients

  • • suggested menus

Kristin Jarden's Vegetarian Cookbook is a double joy to use. The recipes are precise and easy to follow, and they result in a delicious dish every time. The colourful anecdotes and descriptions scattered throughout the book give the reader a real taste of India. Highly recommended" 

-Arlene Kezwer,

caterer and author 50 Eggless Baked Delights

“Kristin’s cooking is not only refined and full of sumptuous flavors, but it is also prepared with respect for the food we eat and awareness of its life-giving properties. Her classes taught me how to make delicious meals for my friends and family. Kristin has a unique natural aptitude for delighting people with the art of cooking.”


– Jill Ronsley,

Editor and Book Designer, Canada