Have you heard of BORSCHT before?
Borscht is a native dish from Eastern Europe (Ukrainian origin). The main ingredient is beetroot which gives the dish this beautiful distinctive red colour.
The root vegetable, beetroot is scientifically known as Beta vulgaris. Beets are packed with essential nutrients and minerals like, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Manganese, Potassium
In Ayurveda Beetroot is considered to be a wonderful blood cleanser and recommended in Anaemia.
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 2 stick of celery, chopped
- 2 bay leave
- 4 raw beets, scrubbed and chopped into bite size pieces
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1 potato, chopped into bite size pieces
- 2 litre of water
- 1 ¾ cup chopped beet tops, spinach, or kale (optional)
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 1 tsp of Himalayan salt
- Pinch of black pepper or cayenne pepper
- Pinch of paprika
- 1 tsp fresh dill or ¼ tsp dried dill weed
- Plain yogurt to serve
How to make it
- Heat the oil in a large pan and sauté che chopped celery until soft. Add the bay leaf, beets, carrot, potato and water. Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes, until the beets are tender, add the greens and cook for 10 minutes longer. Add the lemon juice, salt, pepper, paprika and dill.
- Serve hot hopped with a spoonful of sour cream or yoghurt garnished with chopped parsley
A great dish for a cold winter day. It also taste nice with a homemade chapati 🙂
How we eat is as important as what we eat. Ayurveda understand that eating is one of the
most sacred experiences we have.
If we eat our food properly, with awareness and respect, the food joins well with our
body. If not, our body has difficulty to digest the food, causing gas and other digestive
disturbances. The end result of poor digestion is ama (toxins formed from poor digestion)
and this leads to disease. In Ayurveda, we try our best to make eating a form of meditation
by eating in peacefulness and with awareness.
Upayogasamstha means the rules of intake. In the Ayurvedic nutrition, it relates to the guidelines for healthy eating. Some of these guidelines are:
- Begin meals with grace or by simply taking 3-5 slow breaths with eyes closed. This
- prepares the body to receive the food.
- Eat in a calm environment where there is little distraction. It is best to avoid having
- the television or radio on. Avoid excessive conversation and all conversations about
- emotionally intense issues. Avoid reading or phone.
- Chew your food until it is even in consistency. This requires your attention to be on
- the food in your mouth. Chewing properly improves digestion and absorption of the
- Eat at moderate pace and until you are 75% full. Overeating is one of the major
causes of disease in our society.
To find out more about Healthy Eating habits and Ayurvedic Nutrition we have our Nutrition and Beauty workshop coming up on the 25thof August 2018.
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With love your Lakshmi Ayurveda team – we hope you enjoy the Borscht
* 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘎𝘈. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘺𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘯. 𝘞𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘺, 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘴.