Princess Gouri in her fifth talk with Zuzana explains, explains why she believes, that the kitchen can be the pharmacy.
It certainly can be, because in the older days you had the market right in your garden! Today with so called progress and advertisement which goes on in the media… Now kids will tell you: “We want this, we want that, we want something else, which we saw in the TV!”
Yesterday I was reading very interesting piece of information. I believe it is in Britain, that they say, that TV advertisement should be done in a responsible way and do not target children, who want anything what is advertised, they think it is good.
Today you go to any house they will give you paneer, they will give you cauliflower. They will not give you cheera, spinach or the green banana, all these things. We used to cook with banana skins. Yes, the peel which you discard. We used that in cooking or stamps of the certain banana. But today if you give banana skin to someone, they will tell you: “They gave us skin of banana, which you through away!”
Today’s perception of the food is totally different!
THE TRAVANCORE ROYAL FAMILY is the ruling house of the Indian princely state of Travancore. The family lost the ruling rights in 1949 when Travancore Kingdom merged with the Indian Union and their privileges were abolished by a constitutional amendment in 1971. The Travancore Royalty could be also considered descendants of the ancient Cheras, Ay-Venad, Pandya and Chola dynasties, due to consistent intermarriages with these lines over the centuries. The Travancore royals are among the rare breed of royals who follow the matrilineal system.The members of the family are based in Trivandrum, Kerala and are the ones who keep alive the traditions and rituals of their ancient dynasty including the upkeep of the famous Sree Padmanabhaswami Temple. Read more >>
Well, it depends on how much you put in each dish, but I read somewhere that the most tangent chilly in the world is an assam. I do not know how far it is true, because certain things you goggle, but you really do not know, whether the information is correct, because it is what you feed to the system and it comes up as information.
But I think, that food should be based on balance of all the rasas. I personally like hot food. I am not so much for sweet things, but that is my personal preference.
SADHYA - THE ONAM FEAST IN KERALA
The importance of the feast to the Kerala's Onam celebration culture is captured in the famous Malayalam proverb "Kaanam Vittum Onam Unnanam" which means "One must have the Onam lunch even by selling one's property, if need be".
A typical Sadhya can have about 24–28 dishes served as a single course. In cases where it is a much larger one it can have over 64 or more items. It has to be prepared by approved chefs to be eligible as a valla sadhya, where physical and spiritual purity is important. Would you like to taste it? Read more >>
I would say the most commonly used is turmeric. It has antiseptic properties. So I would say, if you have baseline spice, it would be turmeric.
No, we are vegetarians. We eat normal Malayalam Kerala food. I am not very much into chapattis, parathas, that kind of stuff. I like our Kerala food much better. I would rather have kanji in the night than eat paratha.
Read next chapter of THE TALK WITH PRINCESS GOURI Nº6
The Travancore Kingdom Royalty are considered the descendants of the Gods and ancient Cheras, Venad, Pandya and Chola dynasties, who brought the philosophy of ayurveda to the world.
Founder & Director of Ayurveda Trails, healing collection of (extra)ordinary people and their stories, whose experiences are transferred into various trails shared by travelers.
He asks, why is all the rum gone. He is searching the stillness in the flow of the water and finding out, that there is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark!
He calls himself The Lone-traveller. In section about him is written: Don’t have a clue yet. He silently stalks Kochi Muziris Biennale artists and transform their visions into photographs.
ayurveda trails pvt | © 2018