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I - An Introduction to Ayurveda

Chapter One - Principles of Ayurveda

The Five Elements
The Tridosha Theory
Individual Temperament
The Three Doshas
The Six Tastes
Composition, Qualities, And Effects of The Six Tastes
Foods & Spices According to Their Attributes

Chapter Two - Balanced Nutrition

Vitamins And Minerals

Chapter Three - Foods And Their Healing Properties

Intolerance to Milk
Milk in Ayurveda
Nutritional Value
Cow's Milk
Curative Qualities of Milk

Wheat Flour


Arwi Root ( Taro )
Red Beets
Bitter Melon
Sweet Carrots

Soothing Vegetables
White Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes

Flavorings And Spices
Asafoetida/ Hing
Bay Leaves
Black Peppercorns
Large Black or Red Cardamom
Green Cardamom
Black Cumin
Ajwain Seeds
Pomegranate Seeds, dried

Raw Cane Sugar

Nut Milk
Nut Oil
Nut Butter
Almond Paste
Almond Milk/ Almond Milk-Yogurt
Almond Butter
Almond Oil
Cashew Nut Milk
Foods And The Three Doshas

Chapter Four - Guidelines For Preparing And Eating Foods

Vibrations and Food
Incompatible Foods
Things To Do For Healthy Eating
Things Not To Do for Healthy Eating
Cures For Indigestion

Chapter Five - Food And The Cycles of Nature

Foods According To The Seasons
Spring Foods
Summer Foods
Autumn Foods
Winter Foods

Foods for Each Day of the Week
Days of the Week and Their Astrological Associations

Chapter Six - Food And Consciousness

Sattva, Rajas, And Tamas
The Gunas and Self-Development
Purpose of the Gunas
Sattvic Foods
Rajasic Foods
Tamasic Foods

II- The Recipes

Chapter One - Introduction To The Recipes


About The Ingredients Used in These Recipes
Ghee and Oils
Nuts and Seeds

The Spice Mixtures
Garam Masala
Chat Masala
Dal Masala
Special Garam Masala # 1 with Black Salt and Asafoetida
Special Garam Masala # 2 with Ajwain and Saffron

Chapter Two - Snacks

Paneer Koftas
Lotus-Root Koftas
Carrot-Cashew Koftas
Kathal (Jackfruit) Koftas
Dry Yam-Potato-Cashew Koftas
Fried-Potato Samosas
Boiled-Potato Samosas
Potato Kachoris
Mixed-Vegetable Pakora
Vegetable Chips
Eggplant Chips
Buckwheat Pakoras
Roasted Sunflower Seeds
Roasted Cashews with Masala

Dressings for Dal Dishes
Onion Dressing
Garlic Dressing
Onion-Garlic Dressing
Cumin Seed Dressing

Basic Tarka

Dal Dishes
A Basic Dal Dish
Split Moong Dal and Spinach
Split Moong Dal with Masala
Eggplant with Moong Beans
Split Moong Beans with Cumin
Black Chick-peas with Ajwain
Split Moong Dal with Ghee
Moongorhi and Varhi with Rice
Bean Balls in Yogurt (Dahi Balla)
Mixed Dal Stew with Tarka
Rice and Urad Dal Pancakes (Chila)
Lentil Kababs
Katra with Red Lentils

Dal Soups (Or Soupy Dishes)
Arwi Root (Taro) Soup
Buttermilk Soup (Kadhi) with Chick-pea Flour
Chick-pea Dumpling Soup
Moong Dal Dumpling Soup
Sprouted Black Chick-pea Soup
Black Chick-pea Soup with Masala
Chick-pea Soup with Garam Masala
Split Moong Dal Soup with Fenugreek Leaves
Whole Moong Dal Soup with Spices
Whole Moong Dal Soup with Dal Masala
Moongorhi with Mushrooms
Urad Dal Soup with Tarka
Urad Dal Soup with Spinach and Fenugreek Leaves
Red Lentil Soup with Zucchini
Red Lentil Soup with Leek and Beet
Urad Dal Dumplings in Yogurt
Arwi Root (Taro) Soup with Lentils
Potato Soup with Cumin Seeds
Yellow Lentil Soup with Sour Taste
Whole Moong Dal Soup with Yogurt
Potato Soup with Onions and Red Pepper

Chapter Four - Savory Rice Dishes

Rice with Cumin
Coconut Rice
Rice with Basic Masala (Tahiri)
Lentil Kababs Pulao

Moong Dal Khichari
Red Lentil Khichari with Beets
Dalia Khichari
Pulao with Peas

Chapter Five - Vegetable Dishes

Boiled Arwi Root (Taro)
Sautéed Arwi Root (Taro)
Dry Arwi Root (Taro) with Yogurt
Red Beets with Peas
Red Beets with Tomatoes
Cabbage "Puree"
Dry Bitter Melon (Karela)
Sweet and Sour Bitter Melon (Karela)
Broccoli and Mushroom Curry
Broccoli Stems with Potatoes and Rice Cream
Cabbage with Carrots and Potatoes
Red Cabbage with Mushrooms
Cabbage with Onions
Cabbage Rolls
Cabbage with Potatoes
Carrots with Cabbage and Cauliflower
Carrots with Peas
Cauliflower with Carrots and Peas
Cauliflower with Onions and Potatoes
Celery with Potatoes and Fenugreek Leaves
Fennel with Potatoes
Chinese Mushrooms with Carrots
Eggplant Bharta
Eggplant Puree
Green Beans with Potatoes
Green Bell Peppers with Eggplant and Potatoes
Green Peas with Cumin Seeds
Green Peas with Cumin and Potatoes
Green Peas with Potatoes
Potatoes with Basil
Jackfruit with Onions
Leeks with Mixed Vegetables
Leeks with Potatoes
Lotus Root with Peas and Potatoes
Dry Okra
Okra with Onions and Garlic
Okra with Turnips
Mushrooms with Plantain (Kela)
Mushrooms and Onions
Mushrooms with Soybeans
Boiled Plantains
Sautéed Plantain
Baked Potatoes with Raw Condiments (Chokha)
Potatoes and Fresh Coriander
Potatoes with Fresh Coriander and Onion
Potatoes with Onions and Yogurt
Potatoes with Cumin, Fenugreek, and Mint
Pea-Stuffed Potato Patties
Potato Curry with Onions
Potatoes with Bell Peppers and Masala
Potatoes with Poppy Seeds and Mint
Potatoes with Dried Fenugreek
Pumpkin with Onions and Garlic
White Radish with Chopped Greens
Spinach with Mushrooms and Potatoes
Sweet and Sour Pumpkin
Spinach with Potatoes and Masala
Bottlegourd Squash with Cumin and Chili Pepper
Bottlegourd Squash with Turmeric and Coriander
Bean Curd with Tomatoes and Potatoes
Dry Suran (Indian Yam )with Spices
Tinda with Onions, Yogurt, and Soy Yogurt
Green Tomatoes with Potatoes and Onions
Turnips with Coriander Leaves
Turnips with Onions
Zucchini with Cumin Seeds

Chapter Six - Paneer Dishes

Basic Paneer
Crumbled Paneer with Soaked Masala
Paneer with Leeks
Paneer with Chana Dal
Paneer with Green Beans
Paneer with Nuts
Paneer with Onions
Paneer with Red Beets and Peas
Paneer with Tomato and Fresh Coriander
Fried Paneer with Spinach

Chapter Seven - Yogurt Dishes

Plain Yogurt
Yogurt with Saffron
Basic Raita with Tarka
Cucumber Raita
Carrot and Beetroot Raita
Potato and Tomato Raita
Onion Raita
Boondi Raita

Chapter Eight - Salads

Asparagus Salad
Avocado Salad
Carrot Salad
Cucumber Salad
Tomato and Orange Salad

Chapter Nine - Condiments

Apple-Avocado-Banana Chutney
Coriander Chutney
Coriander Chutney with Apple and Tomato
Mint Chutney with Apple and Coconut
Mint Chutney with Pomegranate Seeds

Saunth with Tamarind
Saunth with Tomatoes

Pickled Ginger
Pickled Lemon
Pickled Lemon with Spices
Pickled Dates
Pickled Garlic
Pickled Fruits and Vegetables

Chapter Ten - Breads

Basic Dough
Parathas (Triangular)
Paneer Filling
Stir-Fried Shelled Pea Filling
Steamed Shelled Pea Filling
Urad Dal with Ginger and Dal Masala Filling
Chana Dal Filling
Cauliflower (Gobhi) Filling
Potato Filling
Raw Potato Filling
Mashed Potato Filling with Onion and Garlic
Potato Flour Filling
Turnip Filling with Onions and Garlic
Urad Dal Filling with Garlic and Onions
Urad Dal Filling
Varhi (Urad Dal Dumpling) Filling
Buckwheat Parathas with Green Bananas
Buckwheat Bread with Potatoes
Moong Bread with Fresh Green Peppers

Chapter Eleven - Desserts And Sweet Fruit Creams

Sweet Balls with Banana
Sweet Spiced Bananas
Sweet Banana Pakoras
Sweet Buckwheat Parathas
Carrot Bread
Coconut Sweet with Anise and Cumin
Cracked Wheat with Dates, Coconut, and Milk
Plain Halva
Plantain Halva
Halva with Apple and Paneer
Cooked Sweetened Apple with Whipped Cream
Halva with Carrots
Potato Halva
Halva with Mango
Halva with Noodles
Halva with Pumpkin
Amaranth Kheer
Kheer with Carrots
Cauliflower Kheer
Papaya Kheer
Poppy Seed Kheer
Date Ladoos
Sesame Ladoos
Ladoos with Moong Beans
Paneer Ladoos with Saffron
Deep Fried Sesame Ladoos
Ladoos with Cream of Wheat and Wheat Germ
Chick-pea Flour Ladoos
Rabri with Pistachios and Cardamom
Sweet Potato with Milk and Coconut
Sweet Puris with Nut Filling
Sweet Whole Wheat Flour Balls
Sweet Fruit Creams Banana Cream with Rose Petals
Date Sweet Cream
Papaya Sweet Cream
Mango Sweet Cream
Peach-Banana-Apple Sweet Cream
Strawberry-Banana Sweet Cream

Chapter Twelve - Beverages

Dal Water
Banana Drink
Magic Drink
Mango Shake
Spiced Milk
Cardamom Milk
Milk with White Poppy Seeds
Poppy Seed Drink with Nuts and Figs
Ginger Tea with Milk
Chai with Green Cardamom
Almond Milk

Appendix A - Menu Combinations
Light Breakfasts
Main Meals

Appendix B - Recipes for Children and The Elderly

Toastbread with Saffron Malai
Paratha Soaked in Milk
Halva with Cream of Wheat
Suji Kheer with Cream of Wheat

Appendix C - About Milk

Glossary of Ingredients
Sources of Supply

Harish Johari
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