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Recipes- Simple And Health Promoting

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Written by Anima Sur

Yogic Science, as well as Ayurveda, always emphasizes on eating healthy, simple foods. In other words, it teaches us to eat sensibly. “Eat breakfast like an emperor, lunch like a king and dinner like a pauper”, is an old saying. This is very relevant also. Common sense goes a long way. Eat in accordance with your health condition, the state of your doshas (check this with a registered practitioner) and digestive fire. Ayurveda says to eat only when you are hungry. Eat nutritious, sattvic meals as sufficient energy is required to move this beautiful creation of nature to do all the works.

Few Recipes– Simple And Health Promoting

Here will give you some recipes which we all know. I have just used certain ingredients as my learning of nutrition and basic teachings in yoga. This particular article will cover

  • Khichadi both for adults and babies
  • Porridge- various types

KHICHADI (Most Simple and Healthy Recipes)

Khichadi or khichri is a dish from the Indian subcontinent made from rice and lentils (dal), but other variations include bajra and mung dal kichri. In Indian culture, it is considered one of the first solid foods that babies eat. For Hindus, who avoid eating grains during fasting, eat Sabudana Khichadi. This dish is a salty porridge. Dalia is another similar sweet porridge made from the crushed wheat or barley mixed with sugar and milk.

This recipe serves one person.

Ingredients required:

  1. 100 grams (half regular cup) Lentil (green gram, moong chilka dal) and 100 grams rice
  2. 600 ml of water. Grain to water ratio is 1:6
  3. 2 tablespoon of desi ghee (organic clarified butter)
  4. ⅟2 tablespoon cumin seeds, a pinch of asafoetida
  5. ⅟2 tablespoon turmeric powder, ⅟2 tablespoon of black pepper
  6. 1 tablespoon of salt-or as per taste
  7. ⅟2 tablespoon of jaggery/rock candy
  8. Green coriander

Preparation:

Wash Lentil and rice together. Then soak it in water for 20 to 25 minutes.

Procedure to cook:

  • Put ghee in a pressure cooker and heat the ghee. Do not burn
  • Add cumin seeds and roast lightly
  • Add asafoetida followed by turmeric. Immediately after this, pour water in the cooker. Add salt, jaggery/rock candy and strained rice& lentil to it.
  • Put the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat. Then release the pressure by lifting the cooker whistle.
  • Add the black pepper and roasted cumin seed powder.
  • Garnish with finely chopped green coriander
  • Serve hot. You can put some ghee on the hot khichdi.

Total Time required: 35 to 40 minutes.

Special Note: You can add vegetables like carrot, papaya, peas, tomato, cauliflower in small cubes to add some for taste and flavor.

SWEET DALIYA (ingredient for simple and healthy recipes)

Sweet Daliya is a healthy breakfast recipe all over India, especially North India. Daliya is also known as broken wheat. It is a wheat product made from whole raw wheat kernels, by crushing or cutting into smaller pieces.
Wheat is an excellent source of fiber and very nutritious.

This recipe serves one person.

Ingredients required:

  1. 100 grams (half regular cup) daliya (broken Wheat)
  2. 200 ml of water.
  3. 200 ml of milk
  4. Sugar as per taste
  5. Dry fruits like green raisins, figs, almonds, cashew
  6. Pinch of cardamom and cinnamon powder

The procedure of Recipe:

  • Put an open pan on the hob, pour 200 ml of water and boil
  • After 1 boil add daliya and boil until water evaporates.
  • Pour milk and boil
  • Add finely chopped figs and almonds, soaked overnight and boil for a few minutes
  • Add sugar, cinnamon and cardamom powder
  • For garnish use green raisins, chopped cashews

Indian Porridge Recipes for Babies

Usually, in India, the babies are given solid foods from 6 months of age. Here in this segment, I will give some most popular porridge recipes for babies.

A) Khichdi for babies or Dal Chawal for babies (most simple & healthy Recipes)

Ingredients Required:

  1. 20 grams (half regular cup) Lentil (green gram, moong chilka dal) and 20 grams rice
  2. 150 ml of water.
  3. 1 tablespoon of desi ghee (organic clarified butter)
  4. ⅟2 tablespoon cumin seeds,
  5. ⅟2 tablespoon turmeric powder, ⅟2 tablespoon of black pepper
  6.  salt-or as per taste
  7. ⅟2 tablespoon of jaggery/rock candy

 

 

 

 

About the author

Anima Sur

A health Blogger. "Take care of the whole, and the part will take care of itself". This is the essence of Yogic Wellness- keeping the whole being healthy.

2 Comments

  • Excellent write up👍🏼… pls write more for us… love these simple recipes which have stayed with us sinces generations and continue to do so