(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
Sattvic Rice Varieties
Sattvic Style Curries and Side-dishes
Kheer Varieties (Payasam)
Other Sattvic Deserts