Peek inside “Sukham Ayu”

Broken Wheat Kheer ~ Simple, delicious, healthy dessert

April 8, 2012

Broken wheat, also known as ‘dalia’ in northern parts of India, is available in many sizes. We have grown up seeing our mothers and grandmas pound wheat at home and separate the large crystals from the finer flour. Now most of us buy this from grocery stores. This is used extensively on most auspicious days [...]

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Know Your Ingredients

March 18, 2012

Do we know the effects of what we eat? Ever wondered what makes certain foods conducive to some and less to others! Which are the foods one can eat regularly and which one should leave aside for occasional indulgences. How does one figure this out? Ayurveda says that food ingredients have properties which interact with [...]

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Green Peas Curry

February 29, 2012

In our last post, we wrote about the goodness of green peas with a promise to share a recipe…so here is the recipe of Green peas curry from Sukham Ayu, our Ayurvedic cookbook. Ingredients: Shelled green peas 2 cups, boiled Turmeric powder ¼ tsp Coriander powder 2 tsp Cumin powder 1 tsp Red chilli powder [...]

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Learning Tempering with Buttermilk

November 25, 2011

There is an ancient folklore which says, he who has no mother, for him, buttermilk is his mother. It nurtures us & cools our digestive system. Curd rice or buttermilk with rice are recommended when one is unwell. In sunny hot summers, there is nothing more satisfying than a pot of cool buttermilk. At the [...]

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Spicy Ginger Lemon Soopa

September 14, 2011

GINGER, as our elders have reiterated many times, is rich in its medicinal properties. It is applied as a paste to the temples to relieve headache, and consumed when suffering from the common cold. In many Indian households, it is routinely added to tea along with cardamom to make “Masala Chai” – a spicy variation [...]

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Dates Kheer – a dessert from Sukham Ayu

July 1, 2011

Ayurveda says Dates have a sweet essence and post-digestive effect. They serve as thirst quenchers, body energizers, aphrodisiacs and also help increase levels of haemoglobin. So this week, we would like to share our recipe of “Dates Kheer” from our vegetarian cookbook based on Ayurveda, “Sukham Ayu”. What is best about this sweet is that [...]

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Benediction-by-Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar

October 5, 2010

Yogacharya B.K.S.Iyengar (Guruji) is a living legend who has taught yoga in unique way to all his students. He finds the meaning of the yoga sutras by his practical search and regular practice of yoga. Thus, he has helped all to experience the wisdom of the yoga sutras. His style of teaching yoga is called [...]

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Prologue to Sukham Ayu by Dr. Prakash Kalmadi

October 5, 2009

Dr. Prakash Kalmadi is a staunch believer in Ayurvedic principle. To spread the message of Ayurveda, he set up a beautiful and idyllic Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat in Pune, Maharashtra, India and named it KARE. The view of the tranquil Mulshi lake from the sunny cottages of KARE fills the visitor with feelings of awe [...]

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