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Saattvic Chole (or Channa)

For a healthy living, good physical and mental health is pertinent and this is the basis for most of the holistic approach to health. Alternative medicinal systems like Ayurveda places a lot of emphasis on the what and how aspects of our food, while trying to treat any physical condition. Ayurveda explains the body-mind-soul connection and how eating the proper food that is suitable for you (no one-size fits all here) can lead you onto the path to attain the perfect harmony.

Saatvic diet is considered to aid a healthy living, clear the mind and be at peace. It is easy to understand the importance given to diet as every food is said to exihibit a primary quality (guna) and what we eat reflects on the kind of people that we are. The simplest and purest of food are supposed to enhance the spiritual consciousness and lead to a good healthy, wholesome life.
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Posted by on February 12, 2008 in Cooking, Desi

 

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Carrot Cabbage Paratha

My in-laws are leaving for India tomorrow and last time when they had come to the US, I bought for them some awesome home-made chappathis to take on their flight journey. They were made by a Punjabi lady – perks of living in the Bay Area I guess 🙂 They really cherished it, as my MIL did not have to cook right after she landed in India. She could get by a day or two with these chappathis. Fast forward 2 years. My MIL wanted me to buy her some chappathis to eat during travel and afterwards. GOK (for the uninitiated, God Only Knows), where the chappathi-lady is now. How can you say no to a request from your MIL? 😛 Thus started my hunt for finding someone who can make good chappathis.
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Posted by on August 22, 2007 in Cooking, Desi

 

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Cumin Callin’


When I saw the “Spice of the Month” event at Sunita’s Anupama’s abode, I knew I had to participate. Cumin is one of the those spices that is used almost everyday in most South Indian household, next only to mustard seeds, perhaps. It is one of those spices that is used in most cuisines of the world and not limited to any particular region.
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Posted by on August 22, 2007 in Cooking, Desi

 

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