Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tomato, rose & mint soup

Tomatoes are source of Vit. C 

This sattvic soup is good in any season and for any taste. The recipe call for fresh tomatoes, however you can use your frozen garden tomatoes as well. Serve 6. Good for all doshas. Increase a bit of Pitta.
8 fresh tomatoes
5 cups of water

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Ginger and tamarid pickle

ginger and tamarind pickle
This pickle is part of the celebration of kerala cooking. Serve in a banana leave with rice and another combination of chutneys and pickles, this pickle is excellent for vatta and kapha doshas. 10 minutes preparation. Serve 10.

1 cup of  finely chop ginger
5 fresh curry leaves finely chop ( get them in Chinese or Indian store)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 cup jeggery

Beet and Dates Paste

Excellent addition to any vegetarian dish and to any person with iron deficiency. Good for all doshas and favorite for children.  if you want to add a bit of fire choose a pinch of any chilli pepper. Serve with rice and other chutneys. 5 minutes.

1 medium beet root pealed and cut in half.
1 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp salt

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ilaada ( rice and coconut burrito)

Ilaada is an elegant rice and coconut burrito from Kerala. It is use as a breakfast and sometimes as a dessert if  added peanuts and cardamom. It is an delicate and excellent dish for children and for all doshas.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Kerala Pineapple Curry

This curry is a elegant addition to any meal. It is a great curry for pitta doshas and a delight for vatta. The secret of this curry is to use fresh coconut. Don't get discourage with the idea of grinding the coconut, with a good food processor it will take just a few minutes.  Serve 6.

1 medium pineapple
1 tsp ginger finely chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder