Sneha is derived from the Sanskrit word for love, affection, and kindness. Sneha is also the word for oil. Fat is love 😊

Discussion about “good fat and bad fat” seems to circulate throughout the health industry with rigor. This leaves a lot of confusion around the incorporation of fat into our diets. As a result, people often avoid fats all together due to their fear of gaining weight. The rise of the Paleo diet and other ketogenic diets have some individuals consuming the wrong type of fat or incorrect quantities of fat. So, how is fat viewed from an Ayurvedic perspective? We hope to dispel some of your preconceived fears of “fat” and provide you with tips on how to incorporate fat into your diet, Ayurvedically speaking.

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Red lentils, yellow mung dal, mung dal, split mung beans, chana dal, brown lentils, green lentils, puy lentils etc etc. The extensive variety of legumes available can be quite confusing, even for the most experienced vegetarian. We realise you may have some questions around which lentils you should be eating, which to use in various recipes, and how to prepare them. We hope to clear up any confusion you may have about legumes. Read more

Dosa is a type of pancake traditionally from the southern part of India. It’s one of my favourite dishes and I hope you enjoy the recipe.

Green peas and oats pancake (Mattar masala dosa)

This is super delicious and very easy to prepare.
Makes 6 pancakes


• 1 ¾ cups oats powdered
• 6 tablespoons black gram powdered
• 1 cup water
• ½ cup green peas cooked
• ¼ cup onion chopped
• ¼ cup carrots grated
• ¼ tsp fennel powder
• ¼ tsp ginger paste
• 1 tsp pepper powdered
• ¼ tsp turmeric powdered
• ¼ tsp coriander powdered
• ¼ tsp mustard seeds
• 1 tsp lemon juice
• 2 tsp sesame oil or ghee
• Salt to taste

1. Prepare dosa batter by mixing powdered oats and black gram with 1 ¾ cups water and salt. Mix well and keep aside overnight.
2. For the filling: Sauté the mustard seeds and fennel in ghee. Add onions and sauté further, then add carrots, green peas and cook. When cooked add ginger paste, coriander powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, salt and cook further on medium flame.
3. Add lime juice and cook for one more minute
4. Keep aside
5. Preheat frying pan on medium heat. Add small amount of thee. Take a scoop ladle full of batter and pour in the middle of the pan. Quickly will with ladle outwards to spread the batter and form a thin circular pancakes. I prefer really thin.
6. Pour a few drops of ghee on top. Place a portion of the filling in the centre of the pancake and fold over
7. Your pea pancake is ready

With Love your Lakshmi Ayurveda team.


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According to Ayurveda good health is dependent upon our capability to fully digest food. When the digestive capacity known as agni is balanced we create healthy tissues (dhatus), eliminate waste products (kitta) and produce a subtle essence called Ojas.

If the agni is weakened there will be an accumulation of toxic residue which is known as Ama.

Ama is considered the be the root cause of most disease.

Do you think you might have Ama after the winter? 

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Irritable bowel syndrome – The Ayurvedic perspective and the benefits of Takra (medicated buttermilk)

Around one in five Australians experiences the unpleasant symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) at some time. More women than men are prone to IBS, and symptoms tend to first occur in early adulthood.

IBS or spastic colon is a functional bowel disorder characterised by abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits. Other symptoms of IBS are

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Have you heard of the Gayatri Mantra before?

The Gayatri Mantra is found in the Rig Veda. It focuses on the spiritual light, chanted specifically to illuminate the mind and the intellect. For true spiritual power, acquisition of the supreme spiritual light and attainment of enlightenment, there is nothing comparable to the Gayatri mantra. Practiced by Hindus and Buddhists of different tendencies, it is recognized as the supreme source for attaining enlightenment.

But what exactly are mantras and how do they work? Read more