SERVES 2-3 PERSONS
AYURVEDIC NUTRITIONAL AND MEDICAL VALUES
It is low in fat and carbohydrates but high in dietary fibre. Folate and vitamin C. Possessing high nutritional value, cauliflower is beneficial to human health. It is very helpful to those suffering from prostate, breast, cervical, colon and ovarian cancer as it contains several anti-cancer phyto-chemicals.
One of the most nutritious, leguminous vegetables, rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Green peas are relatively low in calories and have no cholesterol. They are a good source of protein and contain soluble as well as insoluble fibre. Green peas are an excellent source of folic, acid, vitamin C, K and A.
Its nutritional value has been evident for many generations and is being used for thousands of years. It is used as a diuretic, for digestion, for the heart, eyes and joints. It is low in fat, calories and is cholesterol free. Onion extract is very good for prevention of arthritis, cough and cold, asthma and bronchitis.
One of the most fundamental spices that is often used in ayurvedic cooking but practically in all Indian cooking. Turmeric is pungent, bitter and slightly astringent. It is an excellent blood purifier and anti-inflammatory. Its bright color gives curries their characteristic hue. It is a very useful antiseptic, which helps in the intestinal lining disorders.
It has disease preventing and health promoting properties. Green chilli is a staple food of Indian cuisine. Rich in vitamin C, vitamin A and flavonoids, green chilli also contains minerals like potassium, manganese, iron and magnesium.
Cumin has been used since ancient times as a spice with a distinctive flavor and aroma. It is useful in digestive disorders. In ayurveda, cumin seed water is given after intake of meals, which enhances digestion and is antiseptic.
It is a warm-giving herb with a pungent taste and it is mildly diuretic. These seeds have not only been used as a spice but also in medicines since ancient times. The seeds are high in essential oil and in calories. The oil has traditionally been used to relieve muscle pain, rheumatic and arthritic pains.
DRY RED CHILLI
It contains vitamin C and carotene in high amounts. It has many health benefits and it is good for stimulating appetite and for boosting blood circulation. A small amount of red chilli is recommended in the diet to boost the immune system.
An aromatic herb, curry leaves are a unique flavouring agent. The leaves’ benefits are not just for its taste, but it is also used as a natural remedy, for many health conditions and disorders. It is believed that eating few fresh curry leaves daily manages diabetes, reduces cholesterol, aids weight loss and prevents development of cataract.
These leaves when digested turn sweet and alleviate irritation in the intestine. They have magnesium, potassium and fiber in plenty. Regular consumption boosts immunity and purifies blood. This is one herb that is widely cultivated in India. It is also a great herb for skin, to treat pimples and blackheads.
THE AYURVEDIC COOKBOOK
Get Fit in Just Two Weeks
by GITA RAMESH
In the Ayurvedic Cookbook, Mrs. Gita Ramesh describes the deep knowledge of ayurvedic healing science in the form of ayurvedic recipes. These Ayurvedic food recipes help to maintain a perfect balance and harmony within the human body. This ayurvedic cookbook describes self-healing methods with respective to balancing the Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas using the herbs, spices, and vegetables. It is an Ayurvedic approach to food with scrumptious vegetarian cooking for a healthy life.
She is heart and soul behind the Kairali Group since its inception. Her status as a pioneer in the health and travel industry is reflected in award "Best Woman Entrepreneur for Promoting Wellness, 2010".
Launched the first ayurvedic centre in New Delhi in 1989 followed by The Ayurvedic Healing Village at Palakkad, Kerala in 1999. Today the company under its umbrella has over thirty centres in India and abroad.
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