Winter porridge

This is for the dedicated ones:) I bought an ayurvedic cook book from Germany and found this recipe which I am now eating quite a lot. Read the recipe: 1 handful of pearl barley 2 handful of pumpkin seeds (or any other seeds that suit you) 1/2 handful of porridge oats...

Dhal soup with vegetables

1 1/2 cups split yellow mung dhal or split red lentils or mixed 8 cups of water 2 teaspoons of peanut or sunflower oil 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds ½ teaspoon of methi seeds 1/8 teaspoon of hing ½ teaspoon of turmeric ½ teaspoon of red chilli powder fresh, grated...

Toasted Pumpkin and Sunflower seeds

Put 1 cup of sunflower seeds and a pan and toast till slightly brown and giving of a nutty smell. Put 1 cup of pumpkin seeds in a pan and toast slightly till starting to pop, add ¼ teaspoon Turmerik and 2 teaspoons of jeera/dhania mixture Mix both seeds together and...

Warming Butternut squash and sweet potato soup

Ingredients  1 Butternut squash 1 Sweet potato 1 onion Vegetable stock or water Salt, Pepper Garam Masala Fresh ginger, grated Lemon juice Ghee Peel butternut squash, sweet potato and onion, cut into cubes and place on a baking tray, roast in the oven till soft, about...

Spinach Vegetable

250 gms spinach Fodni: alternatively: 3 tsp ghee 3 tsp oil 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 fresh green chilli ¼ tsp hing or dry red chilli ½ tsp turmeric 2 tsp sugar ¼ tsp chilli powder salt to taste 2 tsp sugar fresh coriander salt to taste fresh ginger fresh...

Oat Cookies (recipe from Sivananda Centre)

This is a recipe for very yummy oaty cookies, easy to make, good for lunch boxes or snack in between 250g rolled oats 100g wholewheat (or spelt flour) 150g brown sugar 50g raisins 50g each of nuts/ seeds/ desiccated coconut 1 1/2 tsp each of ground cinnamon and ginger...