Ayurvedic Recipes

Pearled Barley & Honey

Ingredients 1 cup of cooked pearled barley 1 tablespoon of raw honey 1/4tsp of each -cinnamon, ginger and cardamom (ground together in a mortar & pestle) Method (How to cook barley – soak 1 cup of barley overnight, discard water, cover with fresh water (about 1 litre), boil on medium-high heat, stir occasionally to avoid […]

Healthy Spring Kitchen

Your task of cooking healthy foods will become a whole lot easier if you have a well stocked kitchen,… (Before you get stocked up, make sure you have a good understanding of how to get the most out of Spring. Read our 10 tips for a healthier Spring here). Here’s what you’ll need:  All ingredients should […]

Apple pudding

Sometimes stewed apple just isn’t filling enough for breakfast… So a simple & filling addition is chia seeds. They make the texture very creamy and also add more fibre and omega 3 fatty acids. Ingredients 1 apple 1tsp of coconut oil 1/4 cup of water 3 dates 1tablespoon of Chia seeds 1/4 cup of coconut/hemp/almond […]

Grapefruit & Ginger

Ingredients 1 Grapefruit 1 tsp raw honey 1/4 tsp ginger powder 2 tablespoons of water Method Peel grapefruit Roughly chop into cubes In a glass mix 2x tablespoons of water with ginger & honey. Mix well Place grapefruit into a bowl and pour honey water over. Mix well Serve

Barley & Date Porridge

Ingredients 1 cup of Barley flakes 2 cup of water (to soak overnight) 1 cup Milk (koko, almond, cows or goats) Cinnamon powder (1/2tsp) 1 tsp grated ginger 3 cardamom pods (ground with husks removed) 4 x chopped dates 1 tsp ghee 1tsp of maple syrup Method Soak barley flakes in water overnight. In the […]

Cleansing Kicharee

Ingredients 1/2 cup red lentils 1/2 cup white basmati rice 2 tsp of ghee 1tsp cumin seeds 1tsp black mustard seeds 1/2 tsp ajwain seeds 2 pinches of asofoetida 1 tsp himalayan rock salt 4 cups of water Method Wash rice and lentil mix Melt oil in a pot Add seeds to oil and when […]

Manchurian Cauliflower

(Grain free version) Ingredients 1 cauliflower 1 onion 1 tomato 1 red pepper 2 cloves of garlic knob of ginger (tsp) 1tsp of salt 1tsp tamari soy sauce 1tbl apple cider vinegar 1 tsp maple syrup 1tsp Coconut oil 1tsp Cumin 1 tsp coriander seeds 1/2 tsp of black pepper corns Asofoetida (pinch per serving) […]

Herby Barley

Ingredients 1 cup of cooked pearled barley Coriander leaf Fresh Mint Parsley 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 squeezed lemon 1 tsp olive oil pinch of chili (How to cook barley – soak 1 cup of barley overnight, discard water, cover with fresh water (about 1 litre), boil on medium-high heat, stir occasionally to avoid sticking; remove […]

Barley flat bread

Ingredients 2 cups of Barley flour 1 cup of Wholemeal Spelt flour 1/2 cup of Besan/Gram flour 1 tsp salt 2x finely chopped dates 3 x tsp of ghee 1cup of water 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp Black peppercorns Method Dry roasted spices in a hot skillet, when the pop […]

Fresh pickle

Pickles are an easy way to add more taste to your meals, particularly if you’re the only one in your house following an Ayurvedic diet. They’re also a great way to increase nutrient dense leafy greens to your diet. Fresh pickles are quick and easy to make and should last about 3 days in the […]

Vegetable & barley soup

Ingredients 1 small red onion 1 leek 1 celery stalk 1 beetroot 1 carrot 1 potato 1 handful of kale 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 1tsp cumin 1tsp of black pepper corns 1/2 tsp coriander seeds 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 1tsp of turmeric powder 1/2 tsp ginger powder 2 pinches of asofoetida […]

Takaram – Lassi

Ingredients 2 x tablespoons of natural yoghurt 3 x cardamom pods a pinch of ginger powder or 10mls of ginger water a pinch of cinnamon powder glass of water Method Place yoghurt in a glass grind 3 cardamom pods and remove husk. Add all spices to yoghurt Pour water over yoghurt and mix well with […]

Stewed Apples & Pears

Ingredients 2 Apples 2 Pears 3 Dates 1 tablespoon of raisins 3 x Cardamom pods (crushed with husk removed) 1 tsp cinnamon 2 x cloves 1 mug of water Method Wash fruit & remove cores Roughly chop fruit into segments Finely chop dates Heat cast iron wok or frying pan Melt 1 tsp of coconut […]

Nutty flapjacks

  A very handy snack or breakfast on the go. These flapjacks are really easy to make and keep for about 3-4 days if covered in an airtight container. Very healthy, tasty and kids love them. Ingredients 2 mugs of oats 1 tsp ginger powder 1/2 tsp of turmeric 2 tablespoons of organic unsalted butter […]

Chili beans

Ingredients 1 large cup of Kidney beans (either pre-cooked or a tin) 1tsp of Salt 1stp Turmeric 1tsp Chili 1 Onion 1 Tomato 1 red pepper 2 cloves of garlic knob of ginger (tsp) 1tsp Coconut oil 1tsp Cumin 1 tsp coriander seeds 1/2 tsp of black pepper corns Asofoetida (pinch per serving) Tablespoon of […]

Veggie burgers…

Ingredients 2 spring onions 1 carrot 4 dates 8 pre-soaked brazil nuts 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut 1/4 tsp of salt 1 cup of left over red lentil & spinach dahl (see recipe) 2 tsp of Ghee Besan flour (gram flour) – 1 cup Water Method Preheat oven to 190 Put vegetables, dates, nuts, oil […]

Chickpea & Spinach Curry

Ingredients 1 large cup of chickpeas (either pre-cooked or a tin) 1tsp of Salt 1stp Turmeric 1tsp Chili 1 Onion 1 Tomato 2 cloves of garlic knob of ginger (tsp) 1tsp Ghee 1tsp Cumin Asofoetida (pinch per serving) 200g Spinach   Method (if you are using dried chickpeas – soak overnight and boil in salt […]

Red Lentil & Spinach Dahl

(Serves 4-5 people) Ingredients 1 cup of Red Lentils 5.5 cups of Water 1tsp of Salt 1stp Turmeric 1/2tsp Chili 1 Onion 1 Tomato 2 cloves of garlic knob of ginger (tsp) 1tsp Ghee 1tsp Cumin Asofoetida (pinch per serving) 180g Spinach Method In a pot put 1 cup of washed red lentils and add […]

Cool as a Cucumber

Cucumbers are a perfect Summer food, they are refrigerant, blood purifying, good for UTIs and excellent for the skin. Good for Vata & Pitta types but can increase Kapha. Excerpt from article about Summer & Ayurveda Summer is heralded by an energetic shift around mid-May, this lasts until mid July when it shifts again to the […]

Watermelon & Mint Smoothie

  Watermelon & Mint smoothie… A perfect combination for cooling you down in Summer! Watermelon is cooling, sweet & light which is great for reducing Pitta (the dominant Dosha in Summer). The addition of mint is very tasty but also useful for digestion. (Please note: Ayurvedically speaking… Melons are best taken alone as they are […]

Baked spiced apples

 Baked Apples with Dates & Spices So simple to make and a great breakfast for those with very little appetite in the morning. It is also very nutritious and easy to digest. Suitable for all Doshas but for Kaphas make sure you add some extra spices (Ginger, Cinnamon & Cloves) to regulate blood sugars. Cooking apples […]

Just add pepper….

If I was to recommend just one spice to add to your diet, it would have to be black pepper. For most people, it is a simple & easy addition but from an Ayurvedic point of view it has so many benefits….  Ayurvedic benefits of black pepper Increases digestive fire (Agni) Reduces bloating, indigestion & […]

Love Coffee but not caffeine??

Coffee is often depicted as an unhealthy drink but this can be true of anything if not consumed correctly. You may be surprised to know that coffee has many medicinal benefits and the latest research suggests that it may be protective against type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver cancer, liver cirrhosis and cardiovascular disease. In Ayurveda, coffee can […]

Nurturing Ayurvedic bedtime drink

(find these organic herbs & spices in our dispensary) This is a classic Ayurvedic formula for promoting a good nights sleep. It is a nourishing & nurturing tonic for the body & mind….. It’s also delicious and very comforting before bed! Ingredients: Milk,Ginger, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Turmeric, Nutmeg, Raw Sugar & Ghee Directions  Pour 1 […]

Bliss balls

We often get asked “what’s a healthy snack”. So, here’s a very easy recipe for a “healthy snack”. Please note: Generally, soak about a cup of organic nuts (mixed or one type) with 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. (strain off the water before blending with other ingredients) Use about 3-6 dates depending on their quality […]

How to make herbal tea

Herbal tea is so simple to make…. No need to rely on costly tea bags!! At Satmya we sell herbal blends and single herb teas in +50g sizes. We tailor the herb combinations to suit your needs (examples – sedative, digestive, stress busting, etc, etc). 1. Choose your herbs (the above is a mixture of […]

Chai – Traditional method

Image from The Times UK Ingredients 2 cups water 2 tsp tea leaves 1 cup organic milk ½ tsp Cinnamon ½ tsp Ginger powder (grated root 1 tbl sp) 4-5 Green Cardamom pods crushed Procedure: Bring water to boil Add spices and continue to boil for 2 minutes (longer if you like it spicey) Then […]

Hemp seed milk

Hemp seed milk is easy to make, very cheap, very nutritious and pretty tasty. One standard glass of hemp seed milk contains the following nutrients: 900mg Omega-3 Fatty Acid, 2800mg Omega-6 Fatty Acid, All 10 Essential Amino Acids, 4 grams of Digestible Protein, 46% of RDA of Calcium, 0% Cholesterol, Potassium, Phosphorous, Riboflavin, Vitamin A, […]

How to make Red Lentil Dahl

Yummy Dahl Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 cup red lentils 2 Tbl sp ghee (or sesame, mustard, safflower or olive oil) 1 tsp Cumin seed ½ tsp Ajwain seed ½ tsp Mustard seed 2 pinches Asafoetida ½ tsp Turmeric ½ tsp Salt ¼ tsp Chilli powder 4 Curry leaves 2 tblsp finely chopped fresh coriander leaf […]