Posted by Gowthaman Krishnamoorthy on Monday, November 16, 2009
Preparing the food in traditional ways makes the product healthier and easy for digestion. Modern day cooking gears, unfortunately, keep the unwanted materials in the food which in turn spoils the health of every person. For example, before the pressure cookers were introduced the traditional method of cooking rice involved removing the extra water after the rice is cooked properly, which in turn removed the extra and unwanted carbohydrates from the rice. This way, one doesn’t get to ingest extra carbohydrates. Because of the modern kitchen cooking techniques such as ‘pressure cooking’, unwanted chemicals and excess carbohydrates remain in the rice and may cause health problems.
Cooking rice the healthy way -
50 grams Rice
30 grams Green Gram
20 grams Cumin seeds
Salt – Pinch
Ghee – 10 gm
Water – 200 ml
Directions for preparation: Wash the rice and green gram with adequate amount of water.
Roast the cumin seeds in mild heat for 2 minutes and pound it as coarse powder.
Add the raw rice and green gram in boiling water.
Add powdered cumin seeds and pinch of salt.
Wait until the rice and green gram are completely boiled, and then drain excess fluid.
Add the ghee.
Always serve hot.
It is the best diet mentioned in Ayurveda for individuals of all ages irrespective of their gender.
Usually advised for improving the digestive fire after diarrhoea, fever, vomiting, exertion etc.
Helps increase the taste, digestion, and metabolism.
Good for diabetes, obesity, and constipation.
This preparation is also said to be good for stress and psychological conditions, hypertension, hypotension, hyperacidity, Irritable bowel syndrome.
This diet is known to improve muscular strength and blood circulation.
Many traditional Ayurvedic and Yogic texts claim that this diet prevents disorders of eyes, nose and ears and increases the brain functions.