Indian Home Cooking for Live Stream of Ragas Live Festival 2019

A portrait from Brooklyn and India

You’ll need to eat while you take in the Live Stream of Ragas Live Festival 2019!   So we’ve collected our favorite home-cooked Indian food so that you can deepen your listening experience while you stay satiated.



Ragas Live Festival

This weekend is the 8th annual Ragas Live Festival!! It’s 24 hours of LIVE Indian Classical music, and it’s *incredible*.

If you aren’t in Brooklyn to catch it at Pioneer Works this year, it will also be streamed live!!

a hot plate of pau bhaji and garnished with butter, red onion, lime and cilantro and brioche rolls

And we bet you’ll get hungry listening live from home, so we have collected some of our favorite Indian recipes (and stories!) that will suit the music perfectly:  Tomato Pappu, Pav Bhaji, Upma, Sambhar, Chicken 65, Biryani, Butter Chicken…. all sorts of good stuff.  And maybe some chai masala and garam masala cashews to help keep you awake in the wee hours?

The South Indian home cooking feast below) actually features one of the first groups that will be performing: Arun Ramamurthy Trio!

an indian homecooking feastdal, indian omelet and pulau, with sliced red onions



the court series: live indian classical music in a home in brooklyn
from the court series + cultures capsules event dec 2019

Tune into the LIVE STREAM starting at 7pm EST, Saturday, October 18th, 2019 and we challenge you to keep it on for the next 24 hours!

In the meantime, as an appetizer, you can check out the Ragas Live Retrospective they shared via BandCamp, capturing prior festivals from 2011 to 2017.


Many Options

beautiful and taste lamb biryani and raita in a traditional indian serving bowl

We have many delicious and easy recipes for great Indian food to make at home. In advance of getting all the detailed links to each of the Cultures Capsules containing these recipes (each has not only recipes but playlists and stories revolving around a theme!), here’s a quick list with links:

And all this talk of BRM + food reminds me that I didn’t ever post the recipes to go along with the Indian Brunch Feast where we featured the music of Karavika (see the CD on the table there, amidst the upma, idli, sambhar, peanut chutney, podis, and dear daughters’ special lime-zested madeleines!

hands digging into a south indian feast and lime zested madeleines and karavika album