Frequently asked questions about Yogi’s Cooking products

Yogi’s Cooking

Specializing in Healthy, Delicious Vegan World  Fusion Cuisine        

Serving the Farmer’s Markets around the greater San Francisco Bay Area



Most people have questions about our product. Here are some popular ones below along with the answers and some helpful tips. If I miss something please do comment and I will get back to you. =)

How do I prepare the beans? What do I eat them with? How long do they last?

All Beans should be re-heated on the stove (add a bit of water so they do not burn). They can be served with any grain of your choice; we recommend quinoa as it is the master grain full of protein. We like it a lot because we do not eat meat. It helps  sustain our energy and keep us full—coupled with beans it’s more protein than meat! They can also be served with bread or as a side dish. Jacob thinks the black eyed peas go great as a side dish for a BBQ!  Beans last for 5-7 days in the fridge—you can also freeze them for up to 3 months! We have one customer who is a Diabetic who likes to buy our product in bulk and freeze them so that he always has something healthy that can eat on hand! Here is a recap below:


  • Eat cold- on crackers, alone, over salad, use as a dip for chips, put them in a wrap
  • Heat and Serve- alone, with rice or bread, meat, fish etc
  •  Lasts 5-7 days in fridge–you can freeze them too!

What is a chutney? How long do they last? What do I eat it with?

A chutney is a sauce or spread that be put on virtually anything–well almost anything =) Our cilantro chutneys last for up to 2 weeks in fridge, our pumpkin ginger date chutney lasts for about  3 weeks (it has lemon juice and vinegar which act as a natural preservative) Our Fire Roasted Bell Pepper lasts for 2-3 weeks. Chutneys are wonderful to use as marinades, dips,  spice up your stir fry! Get creative. We love it when customers come back and give us ideas on how to use our chutneys and what to pair them with? Here is a recap below:


  • Use as a dip- for raw veggies and roasted meats/vegetables
  • Spread on sandwiches, crackers, bread, pakora/samosa
  • Use like Salsa
  • Mix with eggs. pasta, or rice
  • Stir-fry with vegetables/meats
  • Use as a marinade 
  • Lasts for up to 2-3 weeks depending on which kind (refer above for more info)
  • All chutneys can be frozen

What is a pakora? Samosa? What do I eat it with? How do I prepare it? How long does it last?

A pakora is a gluten free Indian style falafel.  A samosa is a puffed pastry (wheat flour) filled with potatoes, peas, and indian spices. We recommend eating it with our delicious chutneys as an appetizer or as a side dish. We also reccomend eating it with our chana masala (chickpeas and spinach) It is very common seeing people eat a pakora with chana masala as a light meal. It is also common in India to eat pakoras with chai tea. Pakoras can  replace any bread product for a gluten free alternative. To prepare them just pop them into the oven or toaster over for  3-5 minutes at 375 degrees. They can also be microwaved-we don’t recommend this as it does change the texture and consistency. They will last for up to a week in the fridge and can be frozen for later enjoyment! Here is a recap:


  • Pakora: Gluten Free Indian Falafel (potatoes, spinach, onion, ginger, chickpea flour  turmeric, sea salt)
  • Samosa: Puff wheat pastry filled with potaotes, peas and indian spices
  • Eat as an appetizer, snack, or a replacement for your bread product
  • To reheat when taken home place in oven for 3-5 minutes at 375 degrees.

Please do leave a comment if you have any further questions

Happy Healthy Eating!


Yogi’s Cooking Family

 Chickpeas and Spinach with Pakoras