Author: Usha LadVasant Lad/Publisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 254ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120820231
Ayurveda the ancient healing art of India, teaches that food plays an essential part in one's health and sense of well being. Here is an authentic guide of the Ayurvedic approach to food and tasty vegetarian cooking. The recipes are formulated using herbs and spices to help balance the constitution of each person. The effects of the foods on individual constitution are included with every recipe together with the medicinal properties of many of the foods. This is a cookbook and much more.Included in this book are chapters on:The principles of Ayurveda and individual constitutionMaintaining one’s health, digestion and constitutional balanceThe importance of proper food combining for optimal well-beingSetting up an Ayurvedic kitchen and planning menus inclusive of every member of your familyMore than 100 recipes of delicious Ayurvedic cuisineAnd these important sections for even more benefits from Ayurveda:Nearly 300 simple remedies for everything from the common cold and skin problems to stabilizing blood sugar in diabetics, all using familiar household herbs, fruits and vegetables!A chart for determining your individual constitutionComprehensive food guidelines for basic constitutional typesA listing of the qualities of foods and their affects on the doshas.
FOREWORD PREFACEAN INTRODUCTION TOAYURVEDIC COOKINGCHAPTER 1: YOUR INDIVIDUAL CONSTITUTIONThe ElementsTridosha-Vata, Pitta and KaphaPrakruti and VikrutiDetermining Your ConstitutionCHAPTER 2: FACTORS THAT AFFECT OUR HEALTHThe DoshasImproper Eating HabitsTime of Day and time of SeasonGetting the Right Amount of ExerciseChoosing a Balanced LifestyleRelationships and EmotionsMeditation and Well-BeingCHAPTER 3: TASTE AND DIGESTIONQualities of FoodThe Concepts of Rasa, Virya, Vipakaand PrabhavAgni, The Digestive FireThe Process of DigestionCHAPTER 4: FOOD COMBININGCHAPTER 5: SETTING UP AN AYURVEDIC KITCHEN AND PANTRYCHAPTER 6: MENU PLANNINGCHAPTER 7: RECIPESHelpful Hints about Ayurvedic CookingSoupsKitcharisMainly Rice DishesVegetablesRaitasPickles and ChutneysBreadsSweetsBeveragesExtrasCHAPTER 8: FOODS FOR HEALINGFruitsVegetablesHousehold HerbsAPPENDIXDetermining Your ConstitutionFood Guidelines for Basic Constitutional Types Qualities of Food SubstancesGlossaryBibliography For Further Reading in AyurvedaIndex