According to Ayurveda – Oats is heavy and sticky – a great grain for Vata pacification. Kaphas should not eat it in excess. Spices added here enhance the digestibility of the dish – cumin, asafetida. Specifically, asafetida is good for flatulence. Cumin is a digestive and warming spice. This recipe is primarily geared towards Vata pacification and is a good winter-fall dish. Kaphas can enjoy this in moderation, with generous amounts of the digestive spices.
Oats are well-known breakfast cereals. Oats are sweet, slightly bitter, warming and works positively on many body organs. They are good for heart, digestive system, reproductive system, bones and brain. Due to richness in phosphorous and silicon, they make bones, muscles and connective tissues stronger. Oats have anti-diabetic, anti-obesity, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, cardio tonic, digestive, diuretic, liver protecting, tonic, nervine and sedative properties.
- Oats (Havregryn) – 1 cup
- Semolina (Mannagryn) – 1/2 cup
- Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
- Yogurt – 1/2 cup
- Coriander leaves
- asafoetida powder (Hing) – 1/2 tsp
- 1 Green chili – finely chopped – optional
Dry roast quick cooking oats over low flame in a pan until they turn slightly crisp or for approx. 4-5 minutes. Transfer them to a plate and let them cool for 4-5 minutes. Grind them in a mixer-grinder until smooth powder texture. Transfer it to a large bowl. Add semolina, yogurt, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, green chilies (You can add chopped onion and tomato) and salt in the bowl and mix well using spoon. Add water little by little to the mixture and mix well. It should have pouring consistency. Heat non-stick skillet over medium flame. Pour a ladle of batter and spread it lightly in a circular motion, drizzle some oil around the dosa. Flip and cook other side for a minute. After the other side is cooked, remove from heat and serve hot with green chutney.
CHAPATI – How to make yeast free whole wheat flat bread
Use fine whole wheat flour, add 1 tsp oil, water and make a dough. Roll lemon sized balls into flat bread using some flour. Roast on skillet on medium heat both sides or one side on skillet and other side on direct flame. Enjoy chapati bread with touch of ghee.
Health benefits –
Great for colon health due to its fiber contain hence prevents constipation, prevents diabetes, cardiac conditions and certain cancer conditions, great for nerve tissue as nerve tissue needs complex carbohydrates.
Ayurveda – Great for all dosha, mainly VATA, a governing energy.
Tip -Avoid chapati if you have gluten allergy. Same recipe can be made using millet flour.
Also don’t get discouraged if chapati is not as perfect on first few efforts, it needs practice.
Lavan – Salt
Effect on health : It cleanses sticky mucus and opens body channels for smooth flow, stimulates digestive fire. Enhances taste as salt brings taste to all food.
Foods that have Salty taste – Salt, sea salt, rock salt and mineral salt
Effect on Dosha – V- P+ K+
Too much salt – Increases Pitta and creates Water retention resulting into swelling, creates skin conditions like eczema, acidity, ulcers, burning, It is also reason for hair fall, early balding.
TIP – Ayurveda strongly recommends salt to be added in cooking. Sprinkling salt over the food is not recommended as it is uncooked salt which may create above mentioned imbalances.
2. AMLA Rasa- SOUR Taste
Effects on health – enhance taste experience by cleansing and stimulating taste buds, also cleanses body waste smoothly. It improves appetite, digestion and blood circulation.
Foods that have Sour taste – (recommended) Lemon/lime, Gooseberries, Oranges, Pomegranate, Buttermilk.
Too much Sour – Increases PITTA – Creates imbalance that stimulates skin rashes, increases heat in the body resulting into bleeding, Also results in migraine headache, hair fall.
Shad Rasa Ahar – 6 Tastes in Meal
Ayurveda has developed a very simple dietary program – the SIX TASTES. It teaches that all six tastes (Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Pungent, Astringent) should be eaten at every meal for us to feel satisfied and to ensure that all major food groups and nutrients are represented. Much of the wisdom of Ayurvedic nutrition rests on the tip of your tongue, literally!
- MADHURA Rasa – SWEET Taste
Effects on Health – increases the general body resistance against a disease. It helps to increase the body tissues, it enhances the OJAS, or the vital energy.
Foods that have Sweet taste – Grains, Lentils, Fruits, Dairy, Nuts, Honey, Jaggery.
Lördagen den 7 november 12-15
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Ayurveda, eller kunskapen om livet (ayur: kunskap, veda:liv), är en indisk läkekonst med tusenåriga anor från den vediska kulturen. I ayurveda är åtgärder för att bibehålla en god hälsa väl så viktiga som att bota och lindra sjukdomar.
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