Posted by: sakalaradiance | January 28, 2009

Tasty Ayurvedic Recipe to Balance Your Dosha

Ayurvedic Recipe from

Pan-Fried Paneer and Fresh Avocado with Pineapple-Papaya Salsa
(For Vata and Pitta balancing diets)

You will need:

  • 1 cup 1/2″ paneer cubes
  • 1 cup diced firm avocado (dice just before serving)
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves, trimmed and washed
  • 10 almonds, soaked, blanched and slivered
  • 2 tablespoons ghee

For the salsa, you will need:

  • 2 tbsp chopped ripe pineapple
  • 2 tbsp chopped ripe papaya
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp minced fresh cilantro
  • Rock salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Combine all the salsa ingredients in a bowl, mix well, and set aside to blend.

Heat a non-stick skillet and add the ghee.

When the ghee has melted, lay out the paneer pieces in a single layer on the skillet. After a couple of minutes, turn the pieces over carefully with the tip of a knife to the other side. Continue turning until all sides are done. When done, all the paneer pieces should have a light golden look on all sides.

Scoop the paneer out and set aside; then toast the almonds in the ghee for a couple of minutes. Scoop out from the pan and set aside.

Now add the spinach leaves to the pan and wilt slightly, a couple of minutes. Remove pan from heat.

Line a serving dish with the wilted spinach. Combine the paneer and avocado gently and lay the mixture over the spinach. Sprinkle the almonds on top.

Drizzle the salsa over the dish.

Enjoy warm.

(Serves 2 as a side-dish)

Ghee: The Golden Cooking
Oil of Ayurveda

Ghee is the cooking oil of choice in ayurveda. It is made by cooking butter to remove all the milk-solids and water, so that what’s left is a pure golden oil with a royal flavor and aroma. Once you have cooked with ghee, you’ll never go back to using oil or butter again! Ghee can be used for sautéing, stir-frying, deep-frying, baking, for popcorn, or as a spread. It’s so flavorful that you’ll need much less ghee than butter or other kinds of oil.

Organic Ghee from Purity Farms (available on is made with 100% certified organic butter.

This ghee is

  • free of bovine growth hormones
  • a non-genetically modified food
  • non-hydrogenated
  • free of transfatty acids
  • free of oxidized cholesterol
  • salt-free, casein-free and lactose-free




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