An excellent resource for those who want to maintain optimal health to suit their body types and conditions and perfectly suited for home cooks. Moderation is the key to health and here you will find healthy sweets, dal soups, vegetable dishes, delicious breads, rice side dishes, nourishing snacks and chutneys, salads and beverages to go along with your meals. The recipes are innovative and creative and easy to prepare. Along with extensive information about an vegetarian Ayurvedic diet, most of the recipes are accompanied by helpful hints and advice, along with suggestions for substitutions and additions. I will have much more to say about this cookbook as I explore it in the next little while. I am looking forward to learning more about Ayurvedic philosophy and this is just the book for curious minds such as mine who care about proper eating and balance.
The first recipe that caught my attention were these Basic Home-Style Chila, which are very similar to dosa popular in South India. Often served for breakfast, but also as a snack and a very good accompaniment to dinner along with some homemade chutney and a salad and a bed of rice. We are also told these pancakes help those recuperating from an illness.
"We gather mere stones and call them gems, whereas the real gems of life are water, food and words of wisdom" — Rig Veda
Thanks so much for the authors for sending me a complimentary copy of this award winning book.
|Basic Home -Style Chila|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from Sukham Ayu: Cooking at Home With Ayurvedic Insights
Published on September 9, 2011
Savory and spicy little mung bean and rice pancakes great for snacking or as a dinner side served with chutney
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More Indian pancakes you are sure to enjoy from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Savoury Rice and Urad Dal Pancakes
Rice Flour Pancakes
Chickpea Flour Pancakes with Crushed Peas and Cilantro
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