Delicious Vegetables the Ayurvedic Way
Ayurveda is all about balance and keeping things simple. Simple does not mean boring so here are some interesting vegetables and ways to prepare them.
Baked Celery Root – Peel and cut into slices. Brush with Ghee (clarified butter) and bake until tender, turning over once.
Sautéed Lettuce – Shred the lettuce, heat butter or Ghee, add lettuce and sauté. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and a little lemon juice. You can use spinach and arugula for this recipe.
Braised Sweet Corn – Scrape the corn off the cob. Heat Ghee in a pan and sauté corn. Add some brown mustard seeds. When they start popping, add the sweet corn. Add 3-4 tbls. of water, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro and freshly grated coconut.
Grilled Fennel Bulbs – Cut each bulb in half, steam until partially cooked and finish them on the grill.
Stir-Fried Zucchini – Peel and grate. Heat Ghee in a pan, add a few cumin seeds and when the aroma is released, add zucchini and sauté on medium heat for 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro.
Steamed Asparagus – Break the stalk and peel the top part. Steam this part of the asparagus until tender. Drizzle with a simple dressing made from Ghee, lemon juice, salt and freshly ground black pepper.