Indian Recipe: Index

Pitta specific Diet (according to Ayurveda)

VEGETABLES

Favor Reduce or Avoid
Asparagus Beets
Broccoli Carrots
Brussels sprouts Eggplant
Cabbage Garlic
Cauliflower Hot peppers
Celery Onions
Cucumber Radishes
Green beans Spinach
Leafy green vegetables Tomatoes
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Okra
Peas
Potatoes
Sprouts
Sweet peppers
Sweet potatoes
Zucchini

FRUITS

Favor Reduce or Avoid
Apples Apricots
Avocados Bananas
Cherries Berries
Coconut Cherries (sour)
Figs Cranberries
Grapes Grapefruit
Mangoes Papayas
Melons Peaches
Oranges Persimmons
Pears Also avoid fruits that come to market sour or unripe; green grapes, oranges, pineapple and plums should be sweet.
Pineapple
Plums
Prunes
Raisins

GRAINS

Favor Reduce or Avoid
Barely Brown rice
Oats Corn
Wheat Millet
White rice Rye

DAIRY
Favor Reduce or Avoid
Butter Buttermilk
Egg whites Cheese
Ghee (clarified butter) Egg yolks
Ice cream Sour cream
Milk Yoghurt

MEAT
Favor Reduce or Avoid
Chicken Red meat and seafood in general.

Shrimp
Turkey

BEANS
Favor Reduce or Avoid
Chickpeas Lentils
Mung beans
Tofu and other soybean products

OILS
Favor Reduce or Avoid
Coconut Almond
Olive Corn
Soy Safflower
Sunflower Sesame

SWEETENERS
All sweeteners are acceptable, except honey and molasses.

NUTS AND SEEDS
Favor Reduce or Avoid
Coconut All, except as noted.
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds

HERBS AND SPICES

Favor Reduce or Avoid
Spices are generally avoided as too heating, but some sweet, bitter and astringent ones are good in small amounts, including: All pungent herbs and spices, except as noted; also allow only minimal amounts of:
Cardamom Barbecue sauce
Cilantro (green coriander) Catsup
Cinnamon Pickles
Coriander seed Salt
Plus sparing amounts of cumin and black pepper. Sour salad dressings
Spicy condiments
Vinegar

Vata specific diet
Kapha specific diet



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