OJAS: Modern Recipes and Ancient Wisdom for Everyday Ayurveda

OJAS: Modern Recipes and Ancient Wisdom for Everyday Ayurveda

by Nira Kehar


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998739977
Publisher: Dovetail Press
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 105,095
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nira Kehar, a native of Montreal, Canada, attended culinary school in Québec, before embarking on a decade-long culinary journey in India. She was the chef-owner of New Delhi’s beloved French brasserie Chez Nini, and a collaborator on multiple food projects for different organizations, most notably India Art Fair. Her first book, a self-published art book about storytelling through food, Eating Stories, was created for an event she hosted at the James Beard Foundation in 2014. This is Nira’s first cookbook, born out of a passion and lifelong study of Ayurveda.

Table of Contents


Ayurveda: A Bird's-Eye View

The Five Elements: Building Blocks of Everything

The Doshas: A Foundational Trinity

The Dosha Test

The Six Tastes: Balance is Health

Vata Ingredients

Pitta Ingredients

Kapha Ingredients

Herbs and Spices: Nature's Pharmacy

Spice Blends

Ojas: The Life Force

The Zodiac Calendar: A Broader View of Seasonality

The Six Stages of Illness: A Preventive Approach

A Step Further: Ayurvedic Bites of Knowledge

Chapter 1: Capricorn

Essential Ayurvedic Spice: Cloves

Jerusalem Artichoke Fritters with Chile Yogurt Sauce

Cauliflower Miso Soup

Basic Khichdi

Socca with Tomatillo Romanesco, Stewed Bananas, Goat Cheese

Coconut-Crusted Avocado with Curry Leaf and Pine Nut Pesto

Tea-Infused Spiced Apple Sauce

Prune and Avocado Shake

Chapter 2: Aquarius

Essential Ayurvedic Spice: Peppercorn

Ricotta Crostini with Garlic Confit

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Millet Polenta with Celery, Chickpeas, and Parmesan

Beet Khichdi

Roasted Okra and Soft-Boiled Egg in Mushroom-Horseradish Broth Soup

Barberry Crumble with Coconut Flan

Spiced Chai

Chapter 3: Pisces

Essential Ayurvedic Spice: Cardamom

Crudités with Chamomile Chickpea Dip

Breaded Mushrooms with Corn-Buttermilk Cream

Black Bean and Grape Succotash

French Onion Soup Khichdi

Baked Trout with Radish-Cucumber Salsa

Spiced Poached Pears with Rose-Honey Cream

Umeboshi Elixir

Chapter 4: Aries

Essential Ayurvedic Spice: Coriander

Tuna-Fennel Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Grilled Eggplant Roles with Homemade Cheese Curds

Spring Khichdi

Chicken Liver Confit and Urad Dal Curry

Cod and Vegetables in Mushroom-Vanilla Broth

Shortbread Cookies with Maple-Jaggery Meringue

Raisin and Rose Tea Lassi

Chapter 5: Taurus

Essential Ayurvedic Spice: Ginger

New Potato and Zucchini Bread Chaat

Roasted Eggplant and Potato Salad with Goat Cheese

Scrambled Egg and Cauliflower Khichdi

Mackerel Rillettes on Grilled Lettuce

Chickpea-Flour Crepe with Enoki Mushrooms and Yogurt Cream

Strawberry-Tamarind Tart

Cherry and Pear Sparkler

Chapter 6: Gemini

Essential Ayurvedic Spice: Fennel Seeds

Carrot Custard Tart

Watermelon-Rhubarb Salad with Garlic Dressing

Ratatouille Khichdi

Homemade Amaranth Pasta with Turkey Ragu

Breaded Chicken Breasts with Spicy Stewed Apricots

Nanaimo Crumble with Vanilla Custard, Chocolate Cream, and Figs

Pineapple, Blueberry, and Coconut Creamsicles

Chapter 7: Cancer

Essential Ayurvedic Spice: Cumin

Sautéed Mushrooms with Seed Crackers and Sweet Plum Relish

Coconut Green Soup

Homemade Gnocchi with Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Mushroom Khichdi

Strawberry-Marinated Shrimp with Braised Cabbage

Date and Rice Pudding with Caramelized Pineapple

Green Tea Lemonade

Chapter 8: Leo

Essential Ayurvedic Spice: Turmeric

Brussels Sprouts, New Potato, and Chicken Salad

Shrimp Polenta Bites

Mixed Bean and Kale Stew

Salmon Khichdi

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Fritters with Sweet Garlic Dressing

Lemon Cake with Prune-Caramel Sauce

Strawberry, Watermelon, and Avocado Smoothie

Chapter 9: Virgo

Essential Ayurvedic Spice: Cayenne

Dates Stuffed with Scallops and Feta

Hot and Sour Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Khichdi

Orzo with Turkey Meatballs and Raisin Cream

Spicy Grilled Cheese with Mint Chutney

Carrot Cake with Coconut Ice Cream

Golden Milk

Chapter 10: Libra

Essential Ayurvedic Spice: Cinnamon

Beet and Blackberry Soup with Chickpea Bechamel

Split Pea Croquettes with Pistachio Dip

Duck Pate Chinois with Onion Gravy

Tapioca and Sweet Potato Khichdi

Onion Ring Poutine

Mint-Citrus Salad with White Chocolate Sabayon

Ginger Green Juice

Chapter 11: Scorpio

Essential Ayurvedic Spice: Nutmeg

Sweet Potato Toast with Avocado Spread and Crispy Sardines

Roasted Sweet Potato and Radish Salad with Walnut Cream

Khichdi with Sauce Gribiche

Rice Pilaf with Lamb and Beet Ragu

Zucchini Pasta with Raisin-Cashew Cream

Kiwi Gazpacho with Jaggery Sour Cream

Ginger-Lemon Kombucha Tea

Chapter 12: Sagittarius

Essential Ayurvedic Spice: Asafetida

Parfait with Spicy Lemon Granola and Arugula Pesto

Carrots and Peas over Amaranth

Holiday Khichdi with Duck Confit

Spinach and Mushroom Gratin with Coconut Bechamel

Pissaladière with Sweet Potato and Chickpea Bechamel

Banana Split with Khoya and Cherries

Grapefruit, Peach, and Tamarind Iced Tea

Chapter 13: Basic Recipes

Nut and Seed Milks

Homemade Cheese Curds

Chicken Stock

Vegetable Broth

Mushroom Broth

Ginger, Garlic, and Onion Broth


Cooking Lentils

Cooking Beans and Chickpeas

Ayurvedic Glossary



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