Here, we have a Satvik Ayurvedic Portion Control Meal Plate which has tangy and spicy Raw Mango Rasam topped on hot steaming rice with sides like a simple and fresh Cucumber Kosambari, easy to make Carrot Capsicum Poriyal and Papad. We have also served a glass of refreshing buttermilk along with this meal which is a great summer cooler and also helps in hydration. A peanut podi is added to the side to add some more protein and flavour to this meal.
"You are what you eat" is an old saying and it has great wisdom and meaning. According to Ayurveda, food directly affects or mood, our consciousness and feelings. Eating fresh produce, cooked with minimal spice and cooked the right way is practiced in Ayurveda. A diet consisting of light, easy to digest, sattvic foods is recommended for almost anyone.
Raw Mango Rasam is a soul refreshing rasam recipe made with seasonal raw mangoes, fresh spice powders and jaggery. Green chillies and pepper powder is used to add the spice to the rasam. Raw mango rasam is served on top of hot steaming rice.
Hesaru Bele Southekayi Kosambari is a refreshing salad popular in the state of Karnataka. Soaked moong dal is mixed with fresh cucumber and lemon juice. It is then lightly tempered with curry leaves, green chillies and hing. No onions are used hence making it sattvic.
Along with the kosambari, a mildly spiced Carrot Capsicum Poriyal is served to add to the nutrition in this meal. This light and comforting side dish goes well with both roti and rice. It is quick to make and both the flavours of the carrot and the capsicum go well together.
Dry Coconut Chutney Podi made with dals and spices is added to the meal plate. You can also serve a Pachadi or Chutney of your choice instead of Podi in this meal.
End this meal with Buttermilk, that has many health benefits and is recommended in Ayurveda. It detoxifies and lenses your body is very refreshing to drink. It provides you hydration and also protects you from the scorching heat.
And to complete the meal, we have added some crunchy fried papad. So whenever you are planning to make an Ayurvedic Meal Plate, do try this meal plate to keep you nourished and energized for the day and let us know how you like it.
1. Manga Rasam Recipe - Raw Mango Rasam Recipe
Made in the Ayurvedic way this sweet, spicy and tangy raw mango rasam is tasty, satisfying and nourishing all at the same time.
Raw mangoes are rich in Vitamin C & A. They help in constipation,treating stomach ailments and scurvy. It also protects you from dehydration and heat.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rasam Recipes :
2. Hesaru Bele Southekayi Kosambari Recipe - Cucumber Kosambari
Cucumber Kosambari is a refreshing cucumber and soaked moong dal salad. It is a popular recipe from Karnataka and is great to have during summers. You can have it as mid day snack or an evening snack as well.
Try some of our other favorite cucumber salads
- Carrot Cucumber Tomato Salad with Lemon and Coriander Recipe
- Kakdi Chi Koshimbir Recipe-Maharashtrian Style Cucumber Salad
- Vellarikka Kosumalli Recipe- South Indian Style Cucumber Salad
3. Carrot Capsicum Poriyal Recipe
A delicious combination of carrot and capsicum, this dish makes for a perfect side to any meal. Fresh grated coconut not only adds flavour to the poriyal but is also good for you.
Coconut is considered a fruit with lots of healing powers according to Ayurveda and a little coconut added to any poriyal goes a long way in keeping you healthy.
Try some of our other Poriyal Recipes:
- Cabbage And Carrot Poriyal Recipe - No Onion And Garlic
- Pudalangai Poriyal Recipe - Snake Gourd Poriyal Recipe
- Carrot Poriyal Recipe - Steamed Carrot Stir Fry
4. Kopparai Thengai Milagai Podi Recipe - Dry Coconut Chutney Podi
Kopparai Thengai Milagai Podi Recipe is a quick tasty podi recipe that goes well with idili, dosa and rice. It had red chillies added to the recipe and it is not recommend according to Ayurveda. We have served a small spoon on the side to add to the flavour and taste and add some more protein to this meal. If you like you can avoid it as the meal is complete without the coconut podi as well.
You can try some of our other podi recipes as well which go great with rice meal:
- Andhra Style Nalla Karam Podi Recipe
- Andhra Style Paruppu Podi Recipe - Dal Podi
- Karuveppilai Chutney Podi Recipe - Curry Leaves Chutney Podi
5. Curry Leaves Buttermilk Recipe - Curry Patta Chaas Recipe
Buttermilk is one of the most refreshing summer drink around. It is not only cooling but also had many health benefits. Curry leaves added to the buttermilk adds great flavours and other essential nutrition. Having a glass of buttermilk with any meal helps in digestion.
Try other buttermilk recipes:
- Pudina Buttermilk Recipe
- Vazaithandu Neer Mor Recipe - Plantain Stem Buttermilk
- Moru Kachiyathu Recipe - Kerala Style Seasoned Buttermilk
6. Steamed Rice Recipe - Pressure Cooker & Sauce Pan Methods
For the carbohydrate in this meal we have added steamed rice. Ayurveda recommend the use of long grain rice so you can include basmati rice for this meal as it is lighter and easier to digest.
Some other carbs that you can replace in this meal are:
- Plain Dalia Recipe- How To Cook Broken Wheat In Pressure Cooker
- Brown Rice in Pressure Cooker Method
- Rice With Quinoa Recipe- Pressure Cooker Method
7. Elai Vadam Recipe-A Traditional South Indian Rice Papad