Spiced Vegetable Flaked Rice (Poha)

Spiced Vegetable Flaked Rice (Poha)

This dish has always been one of my quick go to snack dishes and one that you can rustle up on a lazy day when you’re running low of vegetables. It’s light is full of flavour and is another one pot wonder dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Cool off with a tantalising Takra (Ayurvedic Buttermilk)

Cool off with a tantalising Takra (Ayurvedic Buttermilk)

Over the counter probiotics and digestive enzymes are certainly on the rise but I’m not convinced that these are a holistic, balanced or a long term solution. Ayurvedic buttermilk known as takra is a useful refreshing yoghurt-based drink designed to restore a healthy gut microbiome. It was considered to be the divine healer for humans according to (Bhavaprakasha. Ch 6.V.7)

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Let your skin radiate your inner goddess

Let your skin radiate your inner goddess

Ever see people with radiant skin and wonder what their secret is? We all want our skin to be free from acne, blemishes, dryness and oiliness. Sushruta Samhita, a text dating as far back as 5000 years, mentions various herbs, routines and recipes to maintain one’s ‘beauty’. Excellent! So what’s the formula?

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Summertime and the Ayurveda is easy…

Summertime and the Ayurveda is easy…

Just as the seasons change so does our body’s internal environment. The ancient sage Charaka said that strength and lustre is enhanced in a person that understands and applies a the diet and regimen suitable for each season. And the Summer is Pitta Season, where heat and dryness rise in the body. Here are some Ayurvedic tip to keep you cool this summer.

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