Category Archives: Ayurvedic Recipes

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Healthy Breakfast Foods: Stewed Apples

In Ayurveda, waking up early in the morning is considered as beneficial for health, as the morning is the purest time of the day, when the air is fresh and the mind is at ease. It also states that eating at least half an hour after waking stimulates digestive fire and keeps metabolism rates up. Skipping breakfast is one of the bad habits that we often succumb to due to busy work schedules and it does not contribute to good health in the long run. Therefore, it is important to at least have a piece of fruit and some milk before leaving for work. Continue reading

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4 Healthy Diwali Sweet Recipes

Diwali is near, and the festive season brings with it a lot of indulgence. The entire month turns into a wonderful occasion for meeting loved ones, fasting and later, feasting. During this time, it’s important not to over-indulge to avoid putting on unnecessary weight and spiking up blood sugar levels. Eating too many nuts and dry fruits can also strain your stomach. Here are a few great ideas for healthy Diwali sweet recipes: Continue reading

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Healthy Substitutes You Must Make At Dinner

According to Ayurvedic principles, dinner should be light on the stomach and nutritious. However, these days we often succumb to the easy way out rather than the healthy way out. Dinner becomes a takeout option, or last night’s leftovers. The prana or life-force in plants is what makes them nourish our body, and Ayurvedic principles state that foods that are not cooked fresh tend to not be very good for balancing one’s doshas. Here are some easy you can try as a dinner substitute for a change. Continue reading

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Balanced, healthy dinners when there’s no time

We often find ourselves hard-pressed for time these days after getting home. A hard day’s work can make us feel tired, lethargic and in absolutely no mood to prepare dinner. Instead of falling into the trap of ordering take-out though, here are some quick, balanced and healthy dinner ideas to prepare when one wants to make dinner fast. In Ayurveda, dinner should be light on the stomach and nutritious. Fast food does not always have to be the unhealthy kind! Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Gulkand or Rose Petal Jam

Gulkand or rose-petal jam is one of the most delicious Ayurvedic preparations ever known. At the same time, its health benefits are undeniable. The word gulkand is derived from gul, which means ‘flower’ in Persian, and ‘qand’ which means ‘sweet’ in Arabic. Continue reading

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How to prepare tridoshic dal

Dal or lentils are one of the easiest dishes to prepare. It is light on the stomach and enriched with proteins. Tridoshic dal is an Ayurvedic preparation that is beneficial for all doshas and keeps them in check. It cleanses the body of ama or toxins, and is very good for digestion, as well as a light food to be taken if one is suffering from diarrhoea. It pacifies Kapha and Pitta doshas and increases Vata. Here’s how you can prepare this Tridoshic dal at home: Continue reading