Sukham Ayu, an Ayurvedic cookbook comes as a whiff of fresh air for both, fast paced professionals and people who have been following unhealthy eating habits for long and wish to bring about a change in it. (The healthy life by Rohan Swamy – Feb 04, 2009) -- The Indian Express
Pratibha and Jigyasa say their presentation and book kindled an interest in Ayurveda at the Paris cookbook fair, capturing the imagination of everyone from high profile chefs to fellow writers who are currently experimenting with daliya upma in their respective countries. -- The Hindu Metro Plus.
Sukham Ayu (happy longevity) that demystifies the tenets of ayurveda in a simple easy-to-follow manner. Particularly important is the detailed information on the three doshas along with the food guide at the end, which tells you your ‘prakriti’. (A labour of love by Mukta Hegde – Sept 2009) -- Life Positive Magazine
From the Author
In this manner, sections of simple recipes are interwoven with compact pages of Ayurvedic teachings.More than anything else, this book aims to bring joy into cooking at home. It is, in a way, a culinary journey interspersed with ayurvedic insights, a peek into an ayurvedic system, each chapter leading you back home - with a basic home-style recipe. Although most of the recipes are for daily cooking, the home-style recipes are the first step into bringing Ayurveda and healthy, flavoursome cooking into your home.
The recipe sections feature a selection of tridoshik preparations, which means that they can be eaten by persons of all constitutions (unless under supervised medical or diet treatment). However, any type of food is always more conducive to some and less to others, thus the popular proverb - one man's food is another man's poison. It is always interesting to know which foods one can eat regularly and which one should leave aside for occasional indulgences. So when you select a menu from this book for your family, all you have to do is identify who can eat more or less of each dish, based on the main ingredients.
This is not as daunting as it may seem. When we sent a manuscript of these recipes to a friend to try out, she found that cooking and eating turned into a more conscious activity with the kids cheekily telling their kapha dad to go slow on the kheer, and the elder sister bossing over the younger one saying,"This salad is more for you than me!" What was really heart warming was when our friend said, "It somehow bound us all together and made eating time more fun!"
We hope that along with the tingling of your taste buds, this book kindles your curiosity to know more about this great science of life.
Jigyasa and Pratibha
December 2008 .