Sukham Ayu – Cooking at Home with Ayurvedic Insights explores the close link between Ayurveda and ancient Indian cooking. The book invites the readers to take a peep into the world of traditional Indian cooking and provides useful tips and insights along with a simple interpretation of the basic tenets of Ayurveda. Written by Jigyasa Giri and Pratibha Jain, Sukham Ayu is researched at Pune Based KARE - Kerala Ayurvedic Research & Rejuvenation Establishment.
The Ayurvedic recipes that are part of the book are not of those rare kind but simple everyday recipes that are part of daily Indian cooking. The book goes into details of the ingredients used in traditional Indian home cooking and connects it with Ayurveda.
The writers say
…what you need to eat is not elaborate menus with unavailable and exotic ingredients, but simple home cooked food using regional and seasonal availables that suit your constitution. This is the quintessence of an Ayurvedic diet in a nutshell.
This collection of recipes consists of daily, simple, vegetarian dishes that all Indian homes are familiar with. A closer look will reveal the fine thread of Ayurvedic insights binding them together, for what makes food healthy and Ayurvedic is proper combinations, compatibility and methods of cooking.
Thus, these recipes have been included with a clear focus on freshly cooked food, on the correct use of spices to enhance taste and good health, on the right combinations that make them tridoshik, or agreeable to all doshas . Slight variations and unobtrusive additions and deletions to daily home cooking, along with Ayurvedic insights, make these recipes worth trying.
The book is available in several online stores and also at the official website of Pritya publications.
Sukham Ayu – Cooking at Home with Ayurvedic Insights
Authors - Jigyasa Giri and Pratibha Jain
Published By Pritya, Chennai
Price – Rs/- 495