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Are you a Banana lover?

There are many different types of Banana.

Depending on the varieties of plantain and banana they have different qualities.

Plantains are members of the banana family but they are starchier and lower in sugar.

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According to the Ayurved Samhita, all people, whether healthy or sick, should avoid the following immediately after eating a meal:

1. Speaking
2. Walking long distances
3. Sleeping
4. Sun exposure
5. Traveling in vehicles
6. Swimming
7. Riding on animals (in ancient India this could have been an Elephant)
8. Singing
9. Drinking

But for what length of time should we follow these guidelines?  Read more

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

Ingredients:

• 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

Preparation
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

Enjoy
With Love your Lakshmi Ayurveda team.

 

Our minds are continually flooded with nutritional and lifestyle recommendations, recipes, and guidelines each time we log onto social media, read the newspaper, or simply walk down the street. Sometimes the messages are overwhelming, and we give up because it seems too hard and complicated to eat “healthy.”

Ayurveda provides an individual with a tailored approach to diet and lifestyle. An Ayurvedic practitioner will assess your physical and mental constitution to determine which specific foods you should and shouldn’t be eating. Think that apple you munch on each day is a key to achieving perfect health? Well, depending on your constitution, the raw quality of that apple may upset your digestive tract, creating stress on your digestion. In that case, you may benefit more by eating a papaya. The key point: Not all “healthy” foods are created equal. What the media may portray as healthy may do more damage on your body than good.

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