The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook: Healing, Healthy Recipes for Life


For anyone interested in

a) good food b) good food with an exotic, world cuisine (pre-dominantly Indian) slant c) vegetarian recipes d) a variety of mainly wheat-free recipes, e) dead curious to find out what your dosha is, don’t be put off by this book’s title.

Ayurveda is based on the principles of a 5,000 year old Indian healing tradition that believes that spiritual and physical well-being are the key to good health and longevity. For those interested in learning more about ayurveda the book offers a brief but good overview, including a dosha questionnaire which allows one to determine how to balance your personal constitution through diet.

For the rest of us who are just interested in yummy food  The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook, won’t disappoint. The recipes are simple and easy to prepare,  starting with breakfast, salads, soups, entrees through to breads, grains and desserts. The soup section is particularly good with recipes for Acorn Squash Soup, Carrot Ginger Soup, Spiced Pumpkin Soup, Spinach Vegetable Soup and Warming Cauliflower, Broccoli & Miso Soup.

Entrees include dishes such as Lata’s Green Masala with Paneer, Indian Fusion Ratatouille, Soft & Spicy Eggplant Curry. For breads and grains there are all kinds of great recipes for those great unwashed… the wheat intolerant. Carrie’s Spelt Oatmeal Bread, Corn Chapatis and Spelt Chapatis and Ugali ( a staple of Kenya made of corn flour).

I could go on but you get the idea. If this kind of food is your thing than The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook might just be the cookbook for you!


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One response to “The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook: Healing, Healthy Recipes for Life

  1. Cathy Brown

    Hi Tessa–We haven’t met yet, but I’m “family”! This cookbook sounds fabulous–I like to experiment with foods. Read the rumball one, too, with some trepidation (I just know I’ll want to eat them all if I make them); with luck, I may hold off trying them until next Xmas!

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