cooking shows have been broadcast on 178 PBS stations across the
U.S., BBC2 and The Learning Channel in the U.K., STAR satellite
TV from Hong Kong to Turkey, Russia, The Middle East, Indonesia,
Malaysia, India, China and most recently in Australia on SBS and
"Kurma .. has a gentle style that is a happy contrast
to the frantic and frenzied style of most television cooks. His
subtle wit and enthusiasm, combined with
his fabulous-looking dishes, can renew your culinary excitement
"Meat-eaters and vegetarians alike will certainly find something
to fit the bill in More Great Vegetarian
Dishes of the World on SBS with Kurma Dasa"
(Screen Watch, The Australian, May 2000)
"Kurma’s likeable personality makes it a totally fun
"Cooking With Kurma .. is an excellent and welcomed addition
to our cooking program line-up."
(Jeff Clarke, Houston PBS)
"We really enjoy Kurma's no-frills, no gimmicks television
show. His enthusiasm for vegetarian food is infectious. ... Highly
(Brisbane Courier Mail, December 2000)
"While Kurma may be the high priest of vegetarian cuisine,
you don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy his cooking. It's fresh,
original and delicious!"
(The Canberra Chronicle, December 2000)
"Our rating: simply delectable"
(Canberra Times, March 1999)
DVD's, VCD's and Videos
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ENTREES Includes scrambled Panir cheese; sweet and sour
glazed carrots; North Indian red bean curry (Rajma); green beans
sauteed in yogurt and poppy seed sauce, and many more recipes. Colour
SOUPS, RICE, SAVOURIES & CHUTNEYS Includes
whole green mung bean and tomato soup; creamy vegetable soup; rice
pilaf with nuts and peas; deep fried cauliflower balls in tomato
gravy (kofta); apple chutney; fresh tomato and cucumber Raita, and
many more recipes. Colour 111 minutes.
BREADS, DRINKS & DESSERTS Includes basic
unleavened whole wheat breads (chapatis); flaky pan-fried breads
stuffed with green peas (parathas); sweet yogurt smoothie (Lassi);
rose sherbet; classic semolina Halava; traditional vanilla sweet
rice, and many more. Colour 109 minutes.
EAST MEETS WEST LUNCH, BUFFET & DINNER Includes
tofu steaks; rainbow brown rice; potato and cottage cheese rolls
with cranberries; baked, stuffed avocados... Colour 90 minutes.
ASIAN-STYLE LUNCH, BUFFET & DINNER Includes
Indonesian vegetable stew; Thai vegetable curry; Malaysian hot noodles
with tofu; vegetarian spring rolls & more. Colour 82 min.
MEDITERRANEAN LUNCH, BUFFET & FEAST Includes
Italian fried corn bread (Polenta); Turkish nut pastries in syrup
(Baklava); spinach filo triangles (Spanokopita); Moroccan couscous
with vegetable sauce; stuffed vine leaves (Dolades); and many more
mouthwatering recipes. Colour 90 min.
NORTH INDIAN LUNCH I, II & SOUTH INDIAN DINNER
Includes cauliflower and potato supreme; peanut and coriander chutney;
savoury wholemeal pancakes (Dosa), and many more recipes. Colour
MEXICAN-STYLE BUFFET, MIDDLE EASTERN ENTREES, ITALIAN LUNCH
I & II Includes vegetarian chili; baked, stuffed cheesy
corn breads (Enchiladas); Israeli chickpea croquettes (Falafel);
Lebanese bulgur wheat salad (Tabbouleh); eggplant Parmagiana; potato
dumplings with tomato sauce (Gnocchi), and more. Colour 120 min.
SUMMER PATIO LUNCH I, II & III; THE COMPLETE GOURMET
MEAL Includes ricotta cheese-filled pastries (Calzone);
summer chilled fruit soup; sweet potato pie; baked cheesecake; savory
samosas; fresh coriander chutney, and more. Colour 120 min.
INDIAN FEAST I, II & III Includes Bengali
royal rice; yeasted, puffed fried bread (Khamiri Poori); date and
tamarind sauce; curried chickpeas; tomato, peas and home made curd
cheese (Matar Panir); and many more. Colour 90 minutes.
THE VEGETARIAN SMORGASBORD, PICNIC & CHILDREN'S PARTY;
HOME-STYLE LUNCH Includes potato & pea croquettes;
vegie nut burgers; asparagus & tomato quiche; North Indian potato
salad; carob fudge cake; shepherd's pie; steamed cauliflower salad
with eggless mayonnaise, and many more recipes. Colour 120 minutes.