While people all over the world enjoy vegetarian Indian dishes every day, little attention is given to the health benefits gained from the herbs and spices used therein.
In Sakahari: The Plant Eater’s Cookbook, authors Nandini Sharma and Linda Lauretta pull from years of collaboration to provide fabulous plant-based Indian recipes, as well as discuss the numerous healing benefits provided by everyday herbs and spices such as cilantro, bay leaf, cloves, and saffron.
The authors, grounding their philosophy in the Ayurvedic principle of the three doshas, or bodily energies, skillfully demonstrate the positive, negative, or neutral effect an herb or spice has on each dosha and, as a result, the influence it potentially has on a person’s overall constitution. Understanding how each food contributes to digestion is key to balanced overall health, and this unique book provides the recipes and guidance needed to help you make informed choices on what you put in your body.
With recipes for Bengali tomato chutney, sesame chiki, and many other delicious favorites, Sakahari is the perfect resource for yoga students, Ayurveda pupils, health practitioners, Indophiles, or those looking to make their diets more plant-based.
About the Author
Nandini Sharma is an Indian chef and teacher who grew up in a North Indian Arya Samaji home. A full-time worker in corporate America, she fulfills her passion for life through teaching yoga students in Connecticut and New York City the basics of vegetarian Indian and sattvic cooking. Linda Lauretta is a certified Ayurvedic practitioner and holds additional certifications in hypnosis and psychotherapy. Following an Ayurvedic course in Manhattan, she traveled to India where she studied and received her certification from IAA in Pune, India, in 2005. She has led lifestyle management and empowerment workshops in the United States and other countries and offers individual consultations in Ayurveda that provide a well-rounded program of dietary, treatment, and lifestyle recommendations based upon a person’s unique constitution.
Great starter book for an introduction to Indian Cooking. Simple vegetarian recipes with beautiful photographs of the food. The best part is the combination of the recipes and the explanation of the healing powers of the foods. I don’t know much about this but am learning fast I can’t wait to try more of these great recipes.
I should not since I am her brother but yes simple stuff well presented and keeps me in touch with my roots
- Title: Sakahari – the plant eaters cookbook: A recipe book for a plant based diet rooted in Indian vegetarian cooking
- Autor: Nandini Sharma
- Publisher (Publication Date): CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (October 22, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1492852430
- ISBN-13: | 978-1492852438
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