Blog

Quinoa and Sweet Potato Kitchari

The word “kitchari” means “mix” and Quinoa and sweet potato deliver a perfect combination for the seasonal bowl. This acts as a magical dish for the Vata moments when you feel dry, rushing and rough. Quinoa is a great tridoshic pseudo-grain that makes a beautiful fluffy texture, while the sweet potato provides the needed grounding sweetness. Ingredients Yellow mung dal 1 cup (200g) Sweet potato 1 medium (peeled if the skin is tough and chopped into chunks) Ghee or coconut oil 2 tablespoon Water 4 cups (1 liter) or as needed 1/4 teaspoon each of: Black pepper, Ground coriander, Ground cumin, Sea salt 1 teaspoon or as needed 1/4 teaspoon each of: Black mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, Turmeric, Fennel seeds, Ground ginger or finely chopped fresh ginger Fresh coriander leaves, parsley leaves and/ or mint leaves: 2 tablespoon to garnish Optional: Curry leaves – add to the spice mix when … Continue reading “Quinoa and Sweet Potato Kitchari”

Creamy and Delicious Spinach Coconut Soup

Spinach holds remarkable abilities to restore energy, increase vitality, and improve the quality of the blood. Including spinach in your diet stimulates Pitta and when used in moderation, it pacifies Vata and Kapha. Nutmeg grounds detoxify your body and make you feel positive, while cardamom and ginger boost up your circulation and makes you feel warm. Spinach combined with coconut boost your metabolism, while the coconut cream keeps you hydrated and lubricates your brain. Spinach helps strengthen your immune system and is great for your overall health. Collect and prepare: Spinach either fresh or frozen (chop or cut it into small pieces): 2 cups 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon ghee (try goat ghee) or coconut butter (recommended only if you have a strong digestive fire as it is hard to digest) Nutmeg, cardamom and grated ginger: A quarter of a teaspoon each 3 tablespoons of coconut milk or 1.5 … Continue reading “Creamy and Delicious Spinach Coconut Soup”

Beat mouth ulcers with Ayurveda

Mouth ulcers are generally considered as a minor problem; however for suffering group it can be chronic and lasting for months if not years and affecting the quality of life and mood. All of us suffer from this problem at some phase in our life. Ayurveda calls mouth ulcers as mukhapaka. Even though just a blister or ulcer in mouth, sometimes chronic mouth ulcers can be a reflection of much severe underlying problems like stomach ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic deficiencies or even cancer.

Mouth ulcers are generally considered as a minor problem; however for suffering group it can be chronic and lasting for months if not years and affecting the quality of life and mood. All of us suffer from this problem at some phase in our life. Ayurveda calls mouth ulcers as mukhapaka. Even though just a blister or ulcer in mouth, sometimes chronic mouth ulcers can be a reflection of much severe underlying problems like stomach ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic deficiencies or even cancer.

Ayurveda, Immunity and COVID-19

Everyone is talking about immunity now; Immunity is the ability of the body to resist a specific organism or diseases. However, in a holistic perspective, immunity is the ability of the body to protect itself and fight any threats to the health and wellness. It comes from a healthy balanced body-at least to some extent. Ayurveda considers immunity as an attribute of pure ojas. We will have pure ojas when tissues in our body are balanced and nourished well. Ojas is considered as the essence of body that is so obvious when we look at someone. Ojas gives wellness to us, and when we are sick that’s what reduced in us. So, it is clear that we can’t create or improve immunity overnight. It is an outcome of committed personal care and healthy lifestyle. However, there are few things that can be done to boost immunity even in this eleventh … Continue reading “Ayurveda, Immunity and COVID-19”

Autumn Vegetable Soup with Cheesy Toast

Enjoy the healthy and delicious low-fat vegetable soup served with slices of toasted cheese-topped baguettes Ingredients:- 1 leek, chopped quite small 2 carrots, chopped quite small 1 sweet potato, chopped quite small 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary 425ml vegetable stock 1/2 tsp sugar 250 g of cherry tomatoes or 2 teaspoon lemon juice 400 g cooked chickpeas or mung beans 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley FOR THE TOASTS 8 slices of baguette or sour dough or chappatti, cut into diagonal pieces1 garlic clove, cut in half50g Edam cheese (or a cheese that suits you) finely grated -optional Put the vegetables into a large saucepan with the garlic, rosemary, stock and sugar. Season well, stir, bring to a simmer and cover. Cook gently for 15 mins or until the vegetables are just tender. Heat the grill to high. Cook the tomatoes and whizz in a … Continue reading “Autumn Vegetable Soup with Cheesy Toast”

Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The world is going through a health crisis, novel Corona Virus Disease (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 or SARS-CoV-2) widely known as COVID-19 which World Health Organisation (WHO) has characterized as a pandemic (a pandemic is a disease that has spread in multiple countries around the world, usually affecting a large number of people) currently affecting 166 countries and areas, with a total confirmed cases of 207855 today. However, there are many positive news as well, in China, the cases are significantly reduced, no local cases are reported today compared to 15152 new cases on 12/2/2020. Around 96% of affected people in China are recovered including a 103 years old woman. All this news from China confirm that this is possible to control, but we need to break the chain (of spreading). Know the virus to no the virus: What is Coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses … Continue reading “Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)”

Dips for Summer

Find a few healthy dips that can be used as a dip for summer. They will go with vegetable sticks, savory snacks, rice, and Indian breakfast. Mint Raita A cooling side dish for hot days of summer! With Biriyani or Rice, Mint raita is like the icing on the cake. It is so easy to make and doesn’t even take 10 minutes to prepare. With Yogurt and Mint leave as the vital ingredients, Mint Raita is a healthy side dish that can help with your digestion. Besides, to prepare it there is no requirement of any special ingredients. This nutritious and mouthwatering dip will make your dishes even more delicious. Ingredients:- 1¼ cups Plain Yogurt) 1/2 cup loosely packed Mint Leaves 2 tablespoon Chopped Coriander Leaves Salt to taste A pinch of Black Salt (optional) 1/2 teaspoon roasted Cumin Powder 1/4 cup finely chopped onion How to prepare:- Take 1/2 … Continue reading “Dips for Summer”

STRAWBERRY ALMOND MEAL CAKE

A piece of cake can add more joy to the celebrations! Find the healthy yummy Almond meal cake to enjoy this Festive season. This is a cake prepared with mainly almond that is renowned for its rich protein, fiber, magnesium and Vitamin E. Almond is also known for its ability to lower blood pressure, reduce blood sugar levels and cholesterol and above all it lends a big hand in weight loss. Strawberry Almond Meal Cake, a gluten-free cake, is a delicious fluffy cake topped with nutritious strawberry dices that will surely steal your heart. Ingredients:- Eggs (separate white and yolk) – 4 Raw sugar: 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon Vanilla extract : 1 teaspoon Almond flour: Half cup Dedicated coconut: 1 table spoon Baking powder: 1 teaspoon Diced strawberry: half cup Butter, Ghee or coconut oil : 2 table spoon Salt: Half a teaspoon How to prepare: Preheat oven to … Continue reading “STRAWBERRY ALMOND MEAL CAKE”

Spinach Minestrone Soup

We all love to have soup which is very tasty that refreshes our mind. Minestrone soup is a healthy, delicious thick Italian soup which cooked with young vegetables. Minestrone added with spinach is a rich source of vitamins and minerals that boost your health. Enriched with flavonoids, it helps you fight against cholesterol and protect your body from free radicals. Spinach enriched with folate helps to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and controls high blood pressure. This is healthy soup for spring and here I have given improvised in Ayurvedic way. Ingredients Ghee : 1 tablespoon or coconut oil 2 tablespoons Yellow onion (chopped): 1 medium Celery with leaves (chopped): 2 stalks Garlic cloves (finely minced): 2 nos Zucchini (diced): medium Bay leaf: 1 Cooked Cannellini beans / white bean: 1 cup Cooked Adzuki beans: 1 cup Ground pepper and sea salt : As needed Green beans (trimmed and cut … Continue reading “Spinach Minestrone Soup”

Healthy dosa and chutney for all

Dosa is a great south Indian snack, breakfast or meal that can be eaten with different types with various fillings. Dosa is usually prepared with urad dal and rice then cooks up to a golden white crepe. But a healthy dosa should have a couple of lentils and beans. Dosa full of lentils/beans holds different proteins and nutrition that makes much more than just fillings. Taste it and have a healthy snack. Ingredients – Dosa Medium/long grain rice (basmati can be used) – 1 cup (185 gm) Brown rice – 1/4 cup (47.5 gm) Whole urad dal (black gram) – 1/2 cup (100 gm) Methi seeds (fenugreek seeds) – 1/2 teaspoon Toor daal (Pigeon pea) or chana daal (Bengal gram/ chick pea lentils) – 2 Tablespoons Rice flakes (optional) – 1/4 cup (59.15 gm) Salt – As needed Steps to follow: Preparing Dosa Batter Rinse the rice and soak it … Continue reading “Healthy dosa and chutney for all”