Ayurveda Diet Tips for Healthy Lifestyle

Eat when hungry onlyTry to stick to routine meals. If your digestive fire is working optimally then you will automatically feel hungry at the same time each day.Sip on warm water or herbal tea through the day.When eating half fill the stomach with food, a quarter with...

Chapati (Basic Indian Flat Bread)

Chapati Recipe – Renu Gulati Image Credit – Bigstock Servings: 4-5 chapatis Ingredients: 1 cup chapati wheat flourPinch of salt1/4 to 1/3 cup water2 tsp ghee Method:   Preparing the Chapati Dough Put the wheat flour and salt into a bowl and mix...

Homemade Garam Masala

A traditional warming and digestive blend of spices to enhance digestion. improve taste and immunity Garam Masala Recipe Ingredients 3 tbsp coriander seeds 2 tbsp cumin seeds 2tbsp cardamom seeds 2tbsp black peppercorns 1 tbsp whole cloves 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg...

Dry Fruit Ladoos

Serves 2-3 Ingredients 10 seeded softdates 5 tbsp popped amaranth 5 tbsp dessicated coconut 1-3 tbsp honey depending on the consistency required 1 tbsp cocoa powder (optional) Method Remove stones from dates. Mash dates with your hands until they have merged into a...

Sauteed Vegetables

This is a great recipe to experiment with depending on whats available. Use a single or combo of vegetables. Avoid bell peppers, cabbage, potatoes and broccoli as much as possible as these can lead to excess gas formation. Feel free to experiment with the herbs and...

Sweet Millet Halva

Serves 2 Ingredients 4 tbsp finely ground barnyard millet 2 tbsp ghee 2 tbsp brown sugar 12 tbsp water Pinch of cardamom and all spice Method On a low heat Fry millet in ghee until golden brown and aromatic. In a separate pan boil sugar with water and a little ground...

Rice & Black Gram Dosa – South Indian

Servings: 10 Dosas Ingredients I cup short grain broad white rice also known as idli rice !/3 cup urad dahl also known as whole/split black ground ( the white skinned variety only) 1 tsp fenugreek seeds ½ teaspoon salt water as required 5 teaspoons of oil or ghee...

Bottlegourd Soup

Serves 2 Ingredients 2 handfuls of largely chopped Pumpkin A pinch of salt A pinch of pepper A pinch of hing 1cm of chopped ginger Enough water to just cover the vegetables 1 tsp of oil /ghee 1 pinch of rosemary (optional) Method In a pressure cooker or other pan, add...

Sauteed Fresh Paneer

Serves 2 I litre of milk Juice of 1 lime or ½ a lemon 1 tbsp oil/ghee ½ teaspoon cumin Pinch of Hing Pinch of salt Pinch of pepper Method Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed saucepan. When boiling add the lime/lemon juice. You will see the curds separating from the...