The other kind of soul food - 3 Ayurvedic Recipes
Indian food is one of Britain's most popular culinary imports. Greasy, heavy and creamy, what we enjoy tends to be a far cry from the fresh cuisines of Delhi, Kerala and Varanasi. In India, meals are often built around the principles of Ayurveda. This ancient system of medicine emphasises the importance of humoral balance and encourages followers to be mindful of natural urges and bodily instincts: suppression is thought to be unhealthy and lead to illness. The three doshas, the elemental substances, are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. To be healthy and happy these energies must be well balanced.
- a new takeaway service and pop-up - draws on Ayurvedic wisdom; the result is a menu packed with spices to nourish body and soul. All the food is vegan, healthy and, perhaps most importantly, delicious - proving that Indian needn't be a weekend indulgence, it can be enjoyed every night of the week!
SpiceBox founder Grace Regan believes that 'When done properly, Indian food is the oldest form of health food!' On this basis, she has come up with three exclusive Plant-Powered Dishes for an Indian Summer for House & Garden - it's time to discover the healing properties of Indian cuisine...