Dietary Laws/Customs of Hinduism
By Adam Qian -B Block
Special Rituals or Procedures Used to Prepare Food
Three Catagories of Food
Believed to be the best kind of food, Sattvic food is purifying to the mind and non-irritating to the stomach. Sattvic foods include, nuts, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains which are believed to increase "calmness and nobility."
Pungent or spicy food such as meat, eggs, fish , and spices which bring out strong emotions and restlessness in the mind.
Believed to be the worst kind of food, tamasmic food is leftover, stale, or overripe food which is believed to create anger, greed and other impurities within a person. Such foods might include, alcohol, wine, tobacco, pizza, etc.
Cauli flower and potato curry
Coriander and Tamirand chutney
Gajar Ka Halwa
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