Plum Chutney

(from The Raj Recipe Book, available at The Raj Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center)
The following recipe is good for pacifying Pitta dosha and makes 1 1/2 cups.
  • 1 1/2 c. red or purple plums
  • 1/2 Tbl. peeled, fresh ginger root, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. each cloves, mace, cinnamon, coriander and turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. fennel
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. grape juice -optional,  I added water and was fine
  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar - less sugar
  • grated peel of one orange
Dry roast the ginger root, spices and fennel seeds. Add plums, salt, juice, sugar and grated orange peel.
Raise the heat slightly, and stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook the chutney about 1/2 hour.
In ayurveda there are only three seasons: the cold and dry fall/ winter (Vata season), the cool and wet spring (Kapha season), and summer (Pitta season), which can be scorching hot.

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Budin de Pan

In a budin pan do caramel. Let it cool

1 lb of crumb bread

                              In a big bowl and 2 cups of milk to 1 lb of crumb bread ---> soft

4 cups of milk

1 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of nuts
1/2 cup of raisin

2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cardamon

1 grated lemon

                              Add 2 cups of milk to the bread, let it soak

In another bowl mix the rrest of the ingredients. Mix. Added to the bread. Mix

Put in the oven at 350C
Water bath for ho

1 hour, let it cool and take out of the mold.

Veggies Spring Rolls


1 small  onion, finely diced
1 big white mushroom 
1 clove of garlic
1 tsp fresh grated ginger

Cook until tender

1 1/2 cup thinly sliced napa cabbage
1 big carrot grated
1 tsp fresh finely sliced lemongrass
Cook for a couple of minutes, until all blend nicely and the sharp edges of the cabbage and carrot disappear 

salt and ground multicolor pepper

2 tablespoons peanut oil to saute and cook the spring rolls

1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce 
1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil  ---------->optional

Let the filling cold down a bit and start rolling

1 package Spring Home Spring Roll Pastry also available at Korean or Chinese supermarket

Roll with one foil first and then cover with two more to secure the rolls

Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until golden and crispy