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Veggies a la Ayurvedic Style - Raita


Veggies a la Ayurvedic Style - Raita

Everyone always asks me, "What do I do with vegetables?". Well, here is the answer. Cook the Ayurvedic way. It seems everyone loves Indian food, and many think it is difficult to make. But, truly, it is so easy and you use the same spices and herbs over and over again in different veggie combinations. Once you have your herbs on hand, and try a few recipes, you will be on your way to making veggies the most delicious way possible. You will never get bored with them, and they will nourish and satisfy you at the same time. Plus, I think they are fun to make. 

Watch this short video and then give it a whirl. If you are interested in the Ayurvedic Healing Foods Course, check it out HERE.

Here is a short video showing you how to make a dish named "Raita" from my Ayurvedic Healing Foods Course. Raita can be made as a condiment or just a delicious side dish. Trust me when I say you should make this dish because you will swoon over it's amazing flavors. It will light up any and every dish you make. If you are a person who likes to eat dairy free, then use coconut yogurt.

Raita Recipe

2 cucumbers

3 tbsp Ghee

1/2 tsp cumin, black mustard and fennel seeds

1 pinch hing (optional)

1 pinch cayenne or chili flakes

1 handful of cilantro (about 1/2 cup)

1/2 cup plain organic whole milk yogurt

Skin and grate the cucumbers. Pour off excess juice (drink if you like). Mix with yogurt and set aside.

Heat the ghee in a saucepan over a medium heat. When the ghee is hot add the herbs and hing, cook a moment until the seeds sizzle and pop. Add cayenne or chili.

Remove from heat and add in the cilantro. Let cool and add in the yogurt/cucumber mixture. Serve as a side dish. 808-250-1535