To spread the original, universal and eternal truth, path or law of yoga, which remains forever the same in essence, yet always adapts to the time and place.
Ayurvedic foods are appetizing, flavourful and aromatic and a way of offering love, becoming healing when served in an inspiring atmosphere. The cleansing of toxins that have entered the body and the electrochemical vitalising of the body are main objectives. Ayurvedic cooking thus is an art and a science at the same time, when cooking becomes alchemy and food becomes Tantra.
The basic principles of Ayurvedic Cooking are : the five Elements, the three Doshas, the three Gunas, the seven Dathus and the six Tastes. It also attaches a lot of attention to the effect of the cooking method on the quality of the foods, the importance of the vibrations of the cook and of the surrounding atmosphere, the compatibility of foods, the right time for cooking and eating, the cycle of the seasons and the effects of foods on consciousness.
Also read the following texts on Ayurvedic Cooking :
Why Vegetarian Recipes ? - Comments on the Western Diet - Cooked or Raw Foods - Why to Cook without Tasting ? - Cooking as Worship - Food and Consciousness - The Six Tastes - The Three Doshas - The Three Gunas - The Taste is in the Tongue - Digestibility of foods - Milk in a vegetarian diet.
And try some of our free indian vegetarian recipes !
Introduction to Ayurvedic Cooking extracted and synthesized from the "Healing Cuisine" book, which provides many details on the Ayurvedic cooking principles, as well as a over 200 of indian vegetarian recipes. Click here for all extracts from this book.
Sanatan Society is an international networking association of students of the late Harish Johari, joining efforts to promote his teachings of yoga philosophy, tantra, worship, art and love. Sanatan Society stands for the original, universal and eternal truth, path or law of yoga. Though it is Hindu in origin, Sanatan Society is not limited to any religion, race, time or country, nor in fact to any particular organisation. More about Sanatan Society...