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Sattvic Diet

(Sattvic Food, Yoga Diet, No onion No garlic diet, Jain food, Satvika)

More than 40% of the households in India follow a strict vegetarian diet. On auspicious days, most Hindus, especially the Brahmans do not include onions and garlic in their diet. Those who are practicing Jain culture follows an even stricter diet which prohibits them from eating onion, garlic, mushrooms, yeast, other root and tubers like potatoes etc. This kind of diet is also promoted by Ayurveda as being good for the body. This kinds of diet is popularly known as the Sattvic diet or Satvika food or Jain diet or Yoga diet.

The other foods that are encouraged in the Sattvic diet are plenty of water, whole grains, pulses, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, fresh milk, ghee (clarified butter), yogurt, honey and jaggery. Meat, eggs and any food that includes traces of egg is a strict no no.

In this section, I would like to share some of the common recipes that can be prepared in sattvic style with no onion and no garlic. People who are not strict followers of sattvic diet can also try this once in a while for a change.

Sattvic Breakfast & Tiffin Varieties

Idli Dosa Oats Idli/ Dosa Ragi Idli/ Dosa
Chapati Poori Mix Sprouts Adai Neer Dosai
Ragi Roti Ragi Roti Tomato Dosa Tomato Dosa Pooran Poli Pooran Poli Little Millet Rice - Samai Sadam Little Millet Rice (Samai Sadam)
Pita Bread Ragi Sevai Ragi Idiyappam(Noodles) Tumbler Idli Tumbler Idli Mallige Idli (Kushboo Idli) Mallige Idli (Kushboo Idli)

Sattvic Rice Varieties

Coconut Rice Coconut Rice Lemon Rice Ellu Sadam Mango Rice
Curd Rice Curry Leaf Rice Jeera Pulav Jeera Pulav

Sattvic Style Curries and Side-dishes

Watermelon Curry Moru Kootan Moru Kootan Paruppu Urundai Kulambu Molakootal
Bhindi Fry Olan Kootu Curry Puli Inghi
Thalakam Bittergourd Pitlai Manathakkali Uppadan Horsegram Curry
Peanut Curry Steamed Broccoli Steamed Broccoli Bhendi Bhaja Bhendi Bhaja Keerai Masiyal Keerai Masiyal
Guar Fry Guar Fry Instant Moru Curry Instant Moru Curry Authentic Kashmiri Dum Aloo Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Sattvic Snacks

Murukku Ribbon Pakoda Boli (Puran Poli)
Parippu Vada (without onion)

Peanut Sundal Kothimbir Wadi Rava Cake
Roasted Lotus Seeds (Phool Makhana Namkeen) Roasted Lotus Seeds (Phool Makhana) Butter Corn Butter Corn Sweet Black Gram Sundal Chana Masala Sundal Chana Masala Sundal

Sattvic Deserts

Kheer Varieties (Payasam)

Vaazhakka Pradhaman Cucumber Kheer (Vellarikkai Payasam) Tender Coconut Phirni Chena Kilangu Payasam
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Halwa Varieties(Sheera)

Spaghetti Squash Halwa Perad (Guava Halwa) Pumpkin Pie Halwa Diet Pumpkin Halwa
See more...

Other Sattvic Deserts

Aamras Aamras Tender Coconut Smoothie Palm Fruit Milkshake Palm Fruit Milkshake Masala Buttermilk Masala Buttermilk

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Comments (2)

Person manubhai   (February 26, 2016)
I love seasonal vegetarian home made food either boiled or roasted . Right time, Right quantity, Right environments for eating is very important for me. This is my choice of food. Again grain/ leafs ratio I prefer to be 40/60 percents. Again I prefer food items from organic farm. thank you to give me an oppotunity to share my personal view in your very useful block.
thank you.
manubhai jagatchela
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (February 28, 2016)
Its always good to eat healthy to keep yourself fit and cheerful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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