How to choose Right Foods? – III

Why is it Important to consume Right Foods? Remember that food not only affects the body but your mind too. There are umpteen quotes in the scriptures of Upanishads and Ayurveda reinforcing this. For example, sage Uddalaka instructs his son Svetaketu as follows: “Food when consumed becomes threefold, the gross particles become excreta, the middling…

Millets in Ramayana ?? – forgotten foods

Millets or Siridhanyagalu is one of the oldest human foods and believed to be the first domesticated cereal grain. Though difficult to know exact origin, it’s widely accepted that millet was domesticated and cultivated simultaneously in Asia and Africa over 7000 years ago during the Neolithic Era, and then spread throughout the world as a…

Doddapatre Tambuli — forgotten foods

http://www.startdesi.com Doddapatre is known as Indian Borage (also as Mexican Mint/Spanish thyme), its scientific name is Plectranthus amboinicu. It is known for its ability to improve the health of your skin, detoxify the body, defend against colds, ease the pain of arthritis, relieve stress and anxiety, treat certain kinds of cancer, and optimize digestion. The…

Pearl Millet (Bajra/Sajje) Rotti

Kannada: Sajje, Tamil: Kambu, Hindi: Bajra, Telugu: Sajjalu Pearl millet Rotti is a healthy main dish which can be had for lunch or dinner. Course – Main course Ingredients Pearl millet flour – 2 cups Water – 2 cups Salt – 1/2 spoon Oil – 1/2 spoon The quantity of Pearl Millet flour and water…

Barnyard Millet Idiyappam

http://www.startdesi.com Barnyard Millet (Oodalu) Idiyappam Ingredients Barnyard Millet (oodalu) (can be relaced with Kodo or Little Millet) – 1 cup Big Onion – 1 finely chopped Coconut(grated) – 1 tbsp Water – as required To Temper: Oil/Ghee – 2 tsp Mustard seeds – 3/4 tsp Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp Jeera – 1/4 tsp Green Chillies…

How to choose right foods? -II

In our previous blog of this series we discussed about listening to our body and also sattvic foods. Now we shall look into one of the characteristic of sattvic food which is Alkalinity. Acidic and Alkaline foods Understanding the pH factor is paramount for determining which foods are acidic and which are alkaline. The sage-physicians…

Palm Jaggery – Sweetener & Health Benefits

http://www.startdesi.com Palm Jaggery or Thaati Bella/OleBella in Kannada or Karuppatti in Tamil  is a forgotten food and the best natural sweetener and was part of tradition and culture. Till reent years it was an ingredient in Grandma’s secret Home Medicine or part of her diet for Pregnant/Feeding mother. It is made from the extract of Palm…

forgotten foods — Kambu/Sajje Adai

http://www.startdesi.com forgotten foods — Kambu/Sajje Adai  or Pearl Millet Adai Ingredients Pearl millet/ bhajra/ kambu/Sajje – 1/2 cup Chana dal – 1/2 cup Toor dal – 1/4 cup Urad dal – 1/4 cup Onion – 2 Ginger – 1/2 inch piece Red chilli – 8 Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp Curry leaves – 1 sprig Mustard…

How to choose Right Foods? – I

Your body will tell you if a certain food is good for you or not. In choosing the right food, there are many factors to consider, including taste, nutrition, culture, affordability and personal preference. Apart from all of these one has to listen to the body. Your body has an infallible feedback system. It tells…