Sick of the Same Old Salads? 17 New Ways to Enjoy Leafy Greens - KitchenDaily Ayurveda Ayurveda (Sanskrit Āyurveda आयुर्वेद, "life-knowledge"; English pronunciation /ˌaɪ.ərˈveɪdə/) or Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent and a form of alternative medicine. The oldest known Ayurvedic texts are the Suśrutha Saṃhitā and the Charaka Saṃhitā. These Classical Sanskrit texts are among the foundational and formally compiled works of Ayurveda. Charak By the medieval period, Ayurvedic practitioners developed a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for the treatment of various ailments. Practices that are derived from Ayurvedic medicine are regarded as part of complementary and alternative medicine, and along with Siddha Medicine and Traditional Chinese medicine, forms the basis for systems medicine. Eight components of Ayurveda Principles and terminology Several philosophers in India combined religion and traditional medicine—notable examples being that of Hinduism and Ayurveda. History
Indian Recipes - Bainghan ka Bartha - submitted by Dahlia on 12-21-2007 Ingredients Eggplant - 1 Green pes - 1/2 cup(optional) Onion - 1 (finely chopped) Tomato - 1 (finely chopped) Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tsp Green Chilly - 1 (chopped) Chilly powder - 1 tsp Corriander powder - 1/2 tsp Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp Cilantro - for garnish Oil - 2 tblsp Salt - to taste Charred eggplant Skin Removed Bainghan ka Bartha Method 1. Here is another variation of Bainghan ka Bartha.
AYURVEDIC NUTRITION - Ayurveda E-learning courses - ayurvedic diets training : learn ayurvedic diet and study ayurvedic medecine! distance learning courses online, ayurvedic training Indian Recipes - 10 minute kurma - submitted by Dahlia on 02-06-2011 (Kurma Varieties, Potato Kurma, Soya Kurma, Chikpea Kurma, Corn Kurma, Greenpeas Kurma, Cauliflower Kurma, Paneer Kurma, Mixed Vegetable Kurma) Ingredients Choose any one of the following ingredients depending on what kurma you want to make (Potato - 2 / Soya Chunks - 2 cups / Paneer cubes - 2 cups / Mixed Vegetables - 1.5 cup / Chikpeas - 1 cup / Eggs - 6 (Hard Boiled)) Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp Corriander Powder - 2 tsp Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp Cilantro - for garnish Salt - to taste Oil - 2 tblsp List I Fried Onions (store bought) - 1/2 cup Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp Tomato - 2 List II Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup Fennel seeds - 1 tsp Poppy seeds (kus kus) - 1 tsp Cashew nuts - 5 Mixed Vegetable Kurma Preparation steps 1.
Indian Recipes - Avocado Salad - submitted by Dahlia on 01-18-2008 Avocado is a complete food with lots of nutrients. It is a very versatile fruit as it takes on both sweet and savory taste perfectly. Ingredients Avocado - 2(Chopped) Red Onion - 1/2(Chopped) Tomato - 1(Chopped) Jalapeno Peppers/ Green Chilly - 1 (Minced) Lemon - 1/2 Salt - to taste Pepper - 1/4 tsp Cilantro - handful (chopped) Method 1. How to Make Marshmallow Fondant This time I decided to make it with those mini fruit flavored marshmallows. I had to sort them by colour first. I figured they would add a little bit of flavor to the fondant so I wouldn't have to add much flavoring oil. I use gel colours to dye my fondant but regular food colouring will work too. I also had lemon oil and coconut flavoring on hand.. oh la la the value brand (which still works fine). Step One: Take a couple of handfuls of marshmallows and put them in a microwave safe bowl. I like to make smaller batches because its easier to add the colour to the melted marshmallow than it is to work the colour into the fondant later. Step Two: Stick the marshmallows in the microwave for ten seconds at a time until the are puffed up and easily stir into a goo with a wooden spoon. Step Three: Add food colouring to the melted marshmallows until you get the colour you want. Step Four: Start folding icing sugar into the marshmallow goo until it becomes a soft and fluffy dough. Finished fondant! 1.
Meatless Monday: 10 Vegan Breakfast Ideas Vegetarian breakfasts are easy: Greek yogurt sprinkled with granola, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast… The list goes on forever. While I wouldn’t say that vegan breakfasts, on the other hand, are challenging, its certainly a good opportunity to think outside the box. Unless of course, you don’t mind cereal with soymilk every morning for the rest of eternity. Me? Porridge. Related posts: -Meatless Monday: 8 Meat-Free Sandwich Ideas -Meatless Monday: An Old-Fashioned Idea, and Tahini for Breakfast! -10 Animal-Free Meal Ideas From Your Pantry Tags: breakfast, meatless monday, vegan About the Author Marygrace Stergakos I'm a 22 year old vegan from New Jersey with strong interests in local sustainability, community, slow food, and all that good stuff.
Gobhi Aaloo Mutter Ki Subzi - Cauliflower Peas and Potatoes This is a simple, wholesome dish that is perfect when served with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or Parathas (pan fried Indian flatbread). It makes for a quick and easy meal on those days when you can't be bothered spending hours in the kitchen. Ingredients: 1/2 kg cauliflower florets (fresh or frozen)2 large or 3 medium-sized potatoes, peeled (or not if you choose) washed and cut into 1" cubes3 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil1 tsp cumin seeds1 large onion chopped fine2 tsps garlic paste1 tsp ginger paste 2 tsps coriander powder1 tsp cumin powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp red chilli powder2 large tomatoes chopped finely2 green chillies slit lengthwise (optional)1 cup shelled peas (fresh or frozen)Salt to tasteChopped fresh coriander to garnish Preparation: If using fresh cauliflower, put the florets in a large bowl and cover with hot water.
Palak Paneer - Spinach and Cottage Cheese) Another hot favorite North Indian dish! This mildly flavored dish is super healthy too. If Paneer is not on hand or you want a dairy-free option you can also use tofu or veggies like cauliflower or potato. Ingredients: 500 gms Paneer (look below for recipe to make your own Paneer)2 medium-sized bunches of fresh spinach (approximately 1 lb or 500 gms)1/2 bunch fresh fenugreek leaves (approximately 1/4 lb or 125 gms)4 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil1 large onion chopped fine1 large tomato diced2 tsps garlic paste1 tsp ginger paste2 tsps coriander powder1 tsp cumin powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp garam masala powderSalt to taste1 tbsp of butter to garnish Preparation: Cut the paneer into 1" cubes.
The Magic Spice - Garam Masala This easy-to-make spice blend is the heart of most Indian dishes. A combination of different spices, it probably has as many recipes as there are families in India! Here is a basic one. Once you get a feel for the taste it gives your cooking, experiment and alter it to suit your needs. Garam masala is best made fresh just before you begin cooking, but if you haven’t got the patience (like me!) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 4 minutes Total Time: 14 minutes Ingredients: 4 tbsps coriander seeds1 tbsp cumin seeds1 tbsp black peppercorns1 ½ tsps black cumin seeds (shahjeera)1 ½ tsps dry ginger¾ tsp black cardamom (3-4 large pods approx)¾ tsp cloves¾ tsp cinnamon (2 X 1” pieces)¾ tsp crushed bay leaves Preparation: Heat a heavy skillet on a medium flame and gently roast all ingredients (leave cardamom in its pods till later) except the dry ginger, till they turn a few shades darker.