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24 June 2021 | 4 min read

Healing Ayurvedic Recipes to Try at Home

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There’s a reason Ayurveda is still thriving in this day and age. Ayurveda is more commonly known for its alternative medicine, with strong historical roots stemming from the Indian subcontinent but there’s more to it than this. You can apply the concept of Ayurveda to even the food you eat daily. And not it’s not all boring sabzi and roti. We’ve found some recipes for delicious and nutritious dishes which you can incorporate easily into your daily diet.

These Ayurvedic recipes promise to be tasty and are also useful when it comes to strengthening your immunity. A win-win!

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1. Couscous & Goat Cheese Salad in an Avocado Dressing

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Ingredients (for dressing)

  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp cilantro (chopped)
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)

Ingredients (for salad)

  • 4 cups lettuce (or other leafy greens)
  • 1 cup couscous (sauteed with sunflower oil)
  • 1 cup beetroot (sauteed)
  • ½ cup zucchini (sauteed)
  • ½ cup lentils (boiled)
  • 6 tbsp goat cheese
  • Cilantro (to garnish)
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)

Method (dressing)

  1. Scoop out the avocado flesh and run through a mixie.
  2. Add the other ingredients and blend till smooth

Method (salad):

  1. Toss the leafy greens with the avocado dressing
  2. Layer the lentils, couscous, zucchini and beets
  3. Sprinkle the goat cheese on the side or top as per preference

Grind pepper on the salad and top with cilantro

2. Sweet Rice

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Ingredients

  • ¾ cup rice
  • ½ cup split mung beans (with skin)
  • ¾ cup crushed gur (or brown sugar)
  • 1/3 cup cashews
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Saffron strands soaked in 1 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Method:

  1. Wash the rice and the mung beans and boil until cooked
  2. Add the sugar or gur and the saffron-infused milk and cook on a low flame
  3. In a separate pan, fry the nuts in ghee until golden brown
  4. Add cardamom & nutmeg
  5. Add the ghee-nuts mixture to the rice and serve warm

3. Grilled Cauliflower with Spring Onions

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cauliflower
  • One clove garlic
  • One lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • ½ cup tahini
  • One watercress
  • Salt
  • 2 tbsp water

Method:

  1. Slice the cauliflower and braise with salt and olive oil—grill or sautee on the stove.
  2. Blend tahini, garlic, lemon juice, water and ½ tsp salt in a mixie.
  3. Pour this sauce over the grilled cauliflower
  4. Garnish with parsley and serve

4. Turmeric Milk

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3 saffron strands
  • 1-2 tsp jaggery powder (to taste)
  • One cardamom

Method:

  1. Heat the milk with the turmeric powder on a stove till it comes to a boil.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.
  3. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and drink up

5. Wholewheat Oatmeal Pancakes

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Ingredients:

  • One ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp ghee or butter
  • Water/milk for consistency
  • 1 cup wholewheat flour
  • ¼ cup oatmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Combine milk + lime juice. Let it rest
  2. In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients, whisk and set aside
  3. Add melted butter/ghee to the milk mixture and beat till smooth
  4. Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk till smooth. Use water or milk if the mix is too dry
  5. Grease a frying pan with butter/oil and heat
  6. Add spoonfuls of batter and flip the pancake once bubbles form
  7. Repeat till batter finishes
  8. Garnish pancakes with your choice of toppings (honey, syrup, fruits) and eat

6. Detox Vegetable Khichdi

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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 ½  tablespoon  olive oil or coconut oil
  • One tablespoon grated ginger
  • One tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp whole mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½  tsp cumin
  • ½  tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder, more to taste
  • One small dried red chilli pepper, crumbled(or half for less spicy)
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup split mung beans, split lentils (or whole mung beans or whole lentils- soaked overnight)
  • ½ cup toasted buckwheat (kashi) or (soaked, brown basmati rice)
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 cup veggie broth
  • 2 cups chopped vegetables ( like carrot, parsnips, celery, a fennel bulb, cauliflower, broccoli)
  • Two tablespoons chopped cilantro or Italian parsley
  • squeeze lemon or lime
  • One diced tomato

Method

  1. Sautee onion in oil. Add ginger and garlic and cook till brown
  2. Add spices, pepper and salt. Stir. Add mung beans and buckwheat (or rice)
  3. Add water, broth, vegetables and bring to a boil. Reduce flame and let simmer for about 20 minutes
  4. Cook for another ten minutes, if needed
  5. Do a taste test and adjust salt or other seasonings as per your preference
  6. Garnish with fresh tomatoes, cilantro, parsley and a squeeze of lemon
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