Sukham Ayu Ayurvedic Cookbook ~ Demystifying Home Cooking

Sukham Ayu – the Ayurvedic cookbook by Jigyasa & Pratibha presents Ayurvedic cooking in a simple, friendly format. Winner of Best Health and Nutrition Book in the World 2009 – second place, this book features recipes from the kitchen of Kerala Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat in Pune where its research took place. It is a creative combination of recipes & food-tips on one hand, and Ayurvedic insights & tenets on the other, thus appealing to the gourmet & the novice!


INR 695 | USD 29.99 | 114 pages, all colour, HB | AUTHORS Jigyasa Giri & Pratibha Jain | RESEARCHED at KARE | DESIGN Envission & Kavitha Shivan | PHOTOGRAPHS Srivatsa Shandilya | PUBLISHERS Wisdom Tree | ISBN-13: 978-8183283120 | First Print Dec 2008 | Third Print April 2013

Ayurvedic Health Cookbook‘You are what you eat’ is inscribed in the ancient texts of Ayurveda – the science of life. In our fast-paced world, this adage is of utmost relevance as we seldom pay attention to the food we eat. Ancient Ayurvedic wisdom is more relevant than ever as it prescribes food as per each individual’s requirement, using regional & seasonal ingredients that suit one’s constitution.


Image from book basic home style pulao recipeSukham Ayu is a meticulous and heartwarming compilation of more than 60 recipes. Easy to cook, delicious to taste, healthy & wholesome…these recipes transform simple cooking into an intuitive and holistic experience! Sections of the book: Sweet Platter > Soopa >Vegetable Medley > Healthy Lentils > Snacks > Indian Breads > Rice Bowl > Chutneys > Salads > Beverages.


Index of the Recipes from the bookJust when the world is waking up to the relevance of ancient systems of healing, Sukham Ayu brings in the much needed break from the routine cooking, as a visual feast to body, mind and soul. Read here Ayurvedic tenets in chapters: Who Am I > Self and the Elements > The Essence in Food > Food & the Seasons > Food Compatibility > Food and the Mind.


Food and its influence on the mind Understand the magic of moderation without resorting to over-indulgence or avoidance.
>> A food guide that helps a person to decide what to eat in moderation, what can be indulged in and what needs to be kept to the minimum in a meal.
>> What makes food healthy and ‘Ayurvedic’ is proper combinations, compatibility and methods of cooking.


sample page showing carrot and lentil soupBased on the Ayurvedic tenet of moderation, laced with enlightening snippets, delightful visuals, and Ayurvedic rationale behind the recipes, Sukham Ayu is a must have companion for those who not only want a healthy meal but also their memories of their childhood kitchen.


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