Cooks quick, the easiest of all dahls to digest when well cooked and spiced
Make chapatis, pancakes, pikelets, muffins, different porridges and produce rustic wholesome bread. Warning: Eating fresh rolled chapati from real grain makes the breads from Indian restaurants appear as denatured elastic. Tearing a real chapati is an experience whch permeates the consciousness with Sattva (goodness). You also get the insoluble fibre your bowel needs as a prebiotic, the B vitamins are high in grain as well as oils. Mix and match grains to suit the family, millet, buckwheat, wheat and rice can be mixed in any proportion.
BLEND YOUR OWN MIXES OF millet, spelt, oats, barley, rye, buckwheat, rice or wheat
I rarely cook a savoury dish without cumin
GHEE MAY ARRIVE SLIGHTLY CREASY OR LEAKED we are sorry but can take no responsibility as this is the nature of butter oil.
Ghee is available to our Ayurvedic patients. Sending ghee can be costly if you live in remote areas, therefore we reserve the right to add extra freight charges if applicable, this can be negotiated by email. Generally ghee coupled with Ayurvedic herbs will not inncur any extra freight.
GHEE (PURE BUTTER FAT) LOWERS CHOLESTEROL!
Hypocholesterolemic effect of anhydrous milk fat ghee is mediated by increasing the secretion of biliary lipids.
Matam Vijaya Kumar, Kari Sambaiah and Belur R. Lokesh Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, India. Received 12 March 1999; accepted 22 October 1999. Available online 9 March 2000.
“The anhydrous milk fat ghee is one of the important sources of fat in the Indian diet. Our earlier studies showed that rats fed diets containing greater than 2.5 wt% of ghee had lower levels of serum cholesterol compared with rats fed diets containing groundnut oil. To evaluate the mechanism of the hypocholesterolemic effect of ghee, male Wistar rats were fed a diet containing 2.5 or 5.0 wt% ghee for a period of 8 weeks. The diets were made isocaloric with groundnut oil. Both native and ghee heated at 120°C containing oxidized lipids were included in the diet. The ghee in the diet did not affect the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG CoA) reductase activity in the liver microsomes, but it significantly increased biliary excretion of cholesterol, bile acids, uronic acid, and phospholipids. The rats fed ghee had lower levels of cholesterol esters in the serum as well as in the intestinal mucosa. Both native and oxidized ghee influenced cholesterol metabolism. These results indicate that supplementation of diets with ghee lipids would increase the excretion of bile constituents and lower serum cholesterol levels.”
Organic and aged in wood, gives this Cider vinegar a good earthy flavour
Best Taken in hot water with meals to aid digestion
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Asafoetida is a unique cooking spice. A pinch is used in ghee with other spices like cumin for flavour and to aid digestion . Asafoetida also known as Hing has a wonderful flavour and aroma slightly similar to onion or garlic.
Better too little than too much! Say a pinch to a few pinches to start. Use less of this hing as it is far stronger than other asafoetida’s.
Best when placed in hot ghee or coconut oil for a few seconds and then stirred and cooked with vegies in steamy water. Spices like cumin seed, mustard seed and coriander are fried first. The asafoetida is added lastly to the medium hot oil which difuses the powerful flavour evenly, giving the entire meal a gentle plesant taste. After adding the asafoetida to ghee the veggies should be tossed in after one second so the spice powder does not burn.
Asafoetida is also used with other culinary spices for bloating, indigestion, worms and congestion.
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