Ayurveda and Cooking with Tim Mitchell - July 2014

My colleague and Master Ayurvedic Chef Tim Mitchell will conduct a course on Ayurveda and cooking as follows:

Thursday 17th July, 6-9pm

Saturday 19th July, 1-5pm

Sunday 20th July, 1-5pm

The course will be held at The Intuitive Well in Bondi Junction and is suitable for everyone. You will learn the basic principles of Ayurveda (the science of longevity) and how you can bring balance to your mind and body through food.  You will also enjoy feasting on Tim's delicious cooking. 

This course is highly recommended for anyone who wishes to learn more about Ayurveda, Ayurvedic cooking and how to balance your body for optimal health.

For further details, please click here:  Ayurveda and Cooking July 2014


Limor's famous Kitcheree Recipe

Kitcheree is basmati rice and yellow mung dal (or red lentils) cooked together usually with ghee and spices and vegetables.  Many consider it to be an Ayurvedic panacea helping normalize the digestive system and supporting the healing of the entire body.          

It is said that there are 108 different varieties of Kitcheree.  My recipe is particularly suited for balancing Vata.

KITCHEREE (for 3 people)

1 TB Ghee                                                       Heat Ghee,

2 Pinches of Asafoetida/Hing                      fry spices in the Ghee for a few seconds.

1 ½ tsp Cumin Seeds

½ tsp Fenugreek seeds    (careful not to burn these.  They shouldn't go darker than a terracotta colour)

½ tsp Fennel Seeds

1 tsp Jaggery or Brown Sugar

½ TB Fresh Ginger (grated)

3 TB Yellow Mung Dal (or Red Lentils)        Wash rice and lentils together, add and stir around in spices.

3 TB Basmati Rice                                         

2 Cups of Boiled Water                               Bring to boil and simmer for up to 1 hour (until cooked).

1 tsp Salt                                                       

1 tsp Turmeric 

1 cup fresh-in-season vegetables  (Sweet potatoe/kumera, beetroot, carrot, pumpkin, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, zucchini, snow peas, spinach). Simmer until vegetables are cooked.

Serve and add Lime or Lemon Juice and chopped parsley/coriander.

P.S.  If you want to make a bigger quantity, you can multiply the seeds and vegetables/rice/dal/lentils/liquids but don't multiply the powders (salt, turmeric) exactly; only slightly increase the quantity of powders.