Beverages

Spicy Lassi

© 1994, Excerpted with permission from Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing by Usha and Dr. Vasant Lad Serves 4 2 cups water 1/2 cup plain yogurt 2 Tbs Sucanat or other sugar (or to taste) 1/2 tsp ground cardamom 1/2 tsp fresh, grated ginger OR 1/4 tsp dry ginger Doshic Notes Good for all doshas, especially kapha. Blending …

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Medicated Milks

© 1994, Excerpted with permission from Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing by Usha and Dr. Vasant Lad Sidha Dugdham (Medicated milks) for Kapha Disorders No. 1 – Peppercorns 1/2 tsp peppercorns, ground 1 cup milk 1/4 cup water Mix all ingredients and heat to boiling point. Continue to cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, until there …

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Chai

© 1994, Excerpted with permission from Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing by Usha and Dr. Vasant Lad Serves 4 Doshic Notes Balancing for all three doshas. Ingredients 3 cups water 4 cloves 2 pinches nutmeg, ground 2 pinches cinnamon, ground 2 pinches cardamom, ground 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, chopped fine 1 tsp black tea …

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Agni Tea

The first definition of agni is the element of Fire, the second of the five elements in the body. It also denotes the digestive fire which regulates temperature, performs digestion, absorption, and assimilation of ingested food, and transforms food into energy or consciousness. Agni Tea is a simple beverage that helps to regulate and stimulate …

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