• What is Sadya?

Sadya is the vegetarian feast served as a platter on a banana leaf for festivals and celebrations in Kerala. Onasadya served during Onam is most sought after and famous of all. The word Sadya comes from the Sanskrit word Sadgi which means to take food with friends and family. Sadya is served in lined seating arrangements called Panthi

How many dishes are found in Sadya?


A standard Sadya is 26 dishes while special Sadya served as part of boat festivals in temples like Aranmula Parthasarathy temple has 64 dishes

  • How is Sadya served?

Sadya is served on a warmed banana leaf which is rich in antioxidant polyphenols and is a ecofriendly biodegradable platter. The tip part of the leaf is usually used. The tip is place to the person’s left. Dishes are served from left to right and eating is from right to left. Salt is served first as a means of trust. A spoon of Payasam, the sweet dish is served after salt and other dishes follow. Fried items like banana chips, Sharkaravaratti a sweet banana fry, yam fry and pappad are served followed by bitter citrus pickle Naranga curry, sweet tangy Inchicurry with tamarind jaggery and ginger. Various stir fries and semisolid vegetarian dishes most of them cooked in coconut oil and spiced with different ground versions of coconut are served. Few are cooked with curd and are good probiotics.

Front and middle parts are for staples like rice and Payasam and gravy curries to mix with rice. If the sadya has a Payasam prepared with milk that is served first followed by rice with Parippuney, a combo of cooked lentils with ghee. This is to be had with vegetables and in between boluses the pickles are to be licked to stimulate taste buds and digestive juices. Sambar is followed by jaggery Payasam and then Madhuracurry the sweet curry, Kaalan a curd curry, a handful drink of Rasam a pungent curry, inchithairu and rice a combo curd with ginger to aid digestion and winding is by having a handful drink of spiced buttermilk Sambharam

Jaggery Payasam is had by mixing Pappadam and banana with it. In between to balance spices Olan is eaten. Sadya is served in the chronology of sweet unctuous dish followed by dishes with predominant sour, salty, spicy, bitter and astringent tastes. After handwash tamboolam a chewing dish with betel leaf, betel but, white lime and spices like cloves, nutmeg and cardamom are chewed to complete Sadya

  • What are the dishes of Sadya?

Salt, Banana Chips, Sharkaravaratti, Chena Varavu, Naranga curry, Puliyinchi, Banana, Pappadam, Thoran, Mezhukkupuratti, Koottukari, Erisseri, Avial, Kaalan, Olan, Pachadi, Kichadi, Paalpayasam, Sharkara Payasam, Parippu-Ney, Sambhar, Madhura Curry, Pulissery, Rasam, Inchithairu, Sambharam are the 26 dishes of Sadya apart from cooked parboiled red rice and Tamboolam

  • What are the health benefits of Sadya?

Sadya is a Satwic nutritionally balanced meal. No onions garlic and other such spices are used. In Ayurveda terms it is light and pacifies all the 3 Doshas. Tridosha Shamaka is the description

Each standard Sadya serving with 2 Payasam is around 2000 calories. It contains both macro and micro nutrients. Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Water and Fibre are the macronutrients while Vitamins and Minerals are the micro nutrients. The healthy oils used provide essential elements like lauric acid in coconut oil, sinigrin from ground mustard of Pachadi, the B12 from the ghee of Payasam.Traditionally local water-rich gourd vegetables constitute a major part of Sadya dishes. Locally grown red rice which is light and nutritious is used. The slow cooking process also makes Sadya a healthy meal

  • What is the right time to have a Sadya?

A very light breakfast like a low-calorie porridge is ideal for breakfast on a Sadya day. Evening meal also has to be light like boiled vegetables and soup. This is to balance the calorie requirement. Sadya has to be consumed by noon between 11.30 am and 1 pm. Day sleep is not recommended after Sadya. Sadya is better avoided at night. It can be had as breakfast. A Sadya prepared and consumed in the right way at the right time is healthy nutritious and mentally satisfying. It bestows a fell of social security, social bonding and the concept of one world one family




What is monsoon?

Kerala is a tropical landscape with a humid summer of 4 months, a mild winter spanning between mid-November to mid-January, and an intensive two-phased rainy season of six months between Mid-May to Mid-November. Intermittent short spells in April and May happen as summer showers. South-west monsoon the primary rainy season of the Indian sub-continent enters India around the first week from the southern tip of Kerala and ascends upwards throughout the western and eastern coasts, Deccan Plateau, and beyond. Monsoon stays on till the end of August from when Retreat Monsoon rains propelled by the north-eastern winds take on and last until mid-November. Kerala in Ayurveda is based and is aligned to these climatic changes, of which the south-west monsoon is important, especially in its later part when the sun transition to Dakshinayana, the shift from the harsh winter solstice to the mild summer solstice and is known as Karkitakam locally.  Rainy season peaks between June, July, and August. On the 17th of July, in the middle of the season, the Sun changes are known as Karkaataka Sankranthi and are heralded as the start of a month-long traditional ritualistic lifestyle of detoxification and rejuvenation of the body, mind, and soul. Ayurveda treatments, special diets, religious ceremonies, prayers, and self-care regimens are part of the Kerala monsoon lifestyle. This helps the person and society to gear up for the future and stay healthy

Global warming, climatic changes, and the related sequel has brought in drastic changes in the rain pattern. The fragile ecosystem has paved the way for rain-related floods and landslide calamities. A return to nature is the solution ahead for humankind and re-inventing the Karkitakam lifestyle is a major milestone in this regard

What are monsoon herbs?

Summer showers drench the parched earth and provide the signal for the dormant seeds of the tropical meadows to soak, germinate, break the earth and sprout out with life. These herbs are nurtured with the start of monsoons and by mid-July when Karkitakam starts these herbs create bio-diverse green tropical flowering meadows in every available space. These succulent herbs are resilient and hence withstand the rains and winds. Indigenous Ayurveda wisdom of Kerala ancestors has researched and identified ten herbs among them to be used as medicines to detoxify each organ system in the human body

These assorted 10 herbs are named Dashapushpam, translated as flowers. The name goes so, as the herbs are harvested at the flowering stage using the flowers are the distinguished identifying factor, though small or inconspicuous. The inflorescence of these herbs with the terminal leaves is used by ladies to adorn the hair during the month. A scientific analysis of each of these herbs gives a picture of their importance in healthcare

What are the benefits of using and growing Dashapushpam?

Monsoon is the season of heavy rains, communicable diseases, and infectious viral fevers, the numbers and spread is increasing with each passing year. Environmental detoxification is important while individual detoxification is more important. Dashapushpam if used internally as food, in homes to place and to smoke, in gardens to landscape, and on fields and roadsides as meadows can create a shield of anti-toxicity and immunity between the germs, their vectors, and the community. Each of these herbs has distinct medicinal properties. These are



What is Diabetes mellitus? What are the types?

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease where the body’s capability to produce or respond to insulin hormone is affected due to which the metabolism of carbohydrates does not happen properly resulting in raised blood glucose levels. High glucose levels in the blood cause serious health problems like heart disease, vision loss, circulation issues, neurological problems, and kidney disease in due course

Diabetes is usually found in 4 types

  1. Prediabetes: Blood sugar is higher yet not in the range of being diagnosed as Diabetes mellitus. More than a third of the adult population is estimated to be in this category. The condition, if not managed properly may progress to Type 1 Diabetes
  2. Type 1 Diabetes: Commonly referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes and juvenile-onset diabetes, the disease usually starts in childhood and is an autoimmune condition. The pancreas is damaged and hence insulin production is impaired. All complications of Diabetes mellitus can happen with more risk of heart disease and stroke
  3. Type 2 Diabetes: Commonly referred to as non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset diabetes. More than About 90% of people with diabetes come under this category. Insulin production is mostly present but not enough for the required metabolism. Insulin resistance, a condition of cells not responding to insulin is usually common in fat, liver, and muscle cells. Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle increase the risk and complications
  4. Gestational Diabetes: Insulin resistance during pregnancy causes gestational diabetes. Control of the condition is important to safeguard fetal growth and development. Risks to babies include overweight baby, breathing problems immediately after birth, higher risk of obesity and diabetes later in life

What are the causes and risk factors of Diabetes?

  • Type 1: Causes are hypothesized as a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors that affect the immune response
  • Type 2: Heredity usually maternal, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, wrong diet, high intake of high-fat food, metabolic disturbances, disease conditions, medicines like steroids, and environmental factors.
  • Gestational Diabetes: Excessive hormone production by the placenta to sustain the pregnancy leading to insulin resistance

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes mellitus?

  • 3 Ps: Polyuria (Excessive Urine), Polyphagia (Excessive Hunger), Polydipsia (Excessive Thirst)
  • Increased thirst and extreme hunger
  • Sudden unexplained weight loss
  • Frequent urination
  • Presence of ketones in the urine
  • Fatigue and Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing sores
  • Recurrent infections

What are the complications of Diabetes mellitus?

  • Heart-related problems: Coronary artery disease, Angina, Heart attack, Stroke, Atherosclerosis
  • Nerves: Tingling, numbness, burning, erectile dysfunction, pain, peripheral neuropathy
  • Kidney damage (nephropathy): Kidney failure or irreversible end-stage kidney disease
  • Eye damage (retinopathy): Blindness, Cataracts, Glaucoma
  • Foot damage: Serious infections leading to gangrene and amputation
  • Skin conditions: Recurrent bacterial and fungal infections
  • Hearing impairment: Hearing problems
  • Mental Disorders: Memory problems, Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease
  • Pregnancy: Preeclampsia, Stillbirth, and other pregnancy childbirth complications
  • Death

What is a diabetes emergency? What are the signs of a diabetes emergency?

Increased or decreased blood sugar levels and the resulting sudden serious deterioration of health is a diabetic emergency

  • Shaking and confusion
  • Rapid breathing
  • Fruity-smelling breath
  • Belly pain
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coma

What are the common blood tests and their values for Diabetes mellitus?

A minimum of two tests is required to confirm a diagnosis and sugar levels

  • Random Blood Sugar Tests: Normal<140 mg/dL Diabetic: > 200 mg/dL
  • Fasting Blood Sugar Tests: Normal: 90-110 mg/dL Prediabetic: 110-125 mg/dL Diabetic: >126 mg/dL
  • Post-Prandial Blood Sugar Tests: Normal: < 140 mg/dL Prediabetic: 140-180mg/dL Diabetic: >180 mg/dL
  • Glucose tolerance tests: Normal: 140 mg/dL Prediabetic: 140-199 mg/dL Diabetic: > 200 mg/dL
  • HbA1C: Estimates blood sugar levels over the previous three months: Normal: <5.7% Prediabetic: 5.7%-6.4% Diabetic: >6.5%,

Which are the common Insulin Administration Devices:

  • Insulin Syringes with needles with thin short needles
  • Insulin pens with prefilled cartridges and a thin needle
  • Jet injectors for a high-pressure spray of insulin through the skin
  • Insulin pumps that pass insulin through a tube to a catheter under the belly skin

What is the Ayurveda concept of Diabetes mellitus? What are the Ayurveda treatment options for Diabetes mellitus? 

Diabetes is called Prameha and is grouped as one of the eight most morbid diseases or Asthamahagada in Ayurveda. 20 types of Pramehas are described in detail in the Ayurveda texts including Charaka Samhita. Type 2 Diabetes mellitus is Madhumeha. The symptoms are frequent urination with astringent, sweet honey texture and attracting ants, turbidity in urine, obesity, excessive thirst, excessive sweating with foul body odor, breathlessness, pallor, debility, loss of lubrication, loss of libido, etc.

Diabetes is considered to be a Yapyavyadhi, which means an incurable chronic condition that can only be managed to prevent complications. Ayurveda treatment for diabetes is based on the patient’s health condition and constitution. Two treatment protocols are,

  1. Apatarpana: for the obese category and includes internal medications, weight-reducing nutritious diet, exercises, fasting, and cleansing Panchakarma therapies
  2. Santarpana: for chronic, emaciated patients with low immunity and stamina. This includes internal medications, nourishing diet, immune building exercises, Abhyanga, Anuvasana Vasthi, and therapies like Navarakizhi

Which are the Ayurveda herbs useful in Diabetes?

Herbs with bitter and astringent tastes that help in fat and carbohydrate metabolism are commonly used. Self-medication is never to be followed. Some of the medicines are given below. Nisha, Kataka, Methika, Triphala, Shilajatu, Tuvaraka, Makshika, Guduchi,  Meshashringi, Shatavari, Amalaki, and Karavellaka are a few useful herbs.

What Ayurveda diet is helpful in Diabetes?

Timely food intake is important. Low carb diet with low glycaemic index cereals and millets like Yava-Barley, Sambha wheat, Ragi, Jowar, Fox Tail Millet, and Kodo Millet is good. Pulses to be used are red gram, horse gram, and green gram. Vegetables ideal are moringa leaves, bitter gourd, gourd vegetables, banana flower, spinach, fenugreek leaves, etc. Fruits good are oranges half ripe papaya, half-ripe guava, watermelon, apple, Feronia limonia, and gooseberry. Special edible oils extracted from Nikumbha (Danti- Baliospernum montanum), Ingudi, (Balanitis aegyptiaca), Atasi (Linum usitatisimum), and Sarsapa (Mustard) are advised in diabetes

What are the exercises, Yoga, and lifestyle for diabetes?  How do you manage Diabetes mellitus?

Exercises: High endurance sports like wrestling, running, warrior activities like swimming, riding an elephant, horse, cart, or intensive jogging are advised in Ayurveda. Contemporary similar activities such as swimming, treadmills, cycling, jogging, etc. can be followed

Yoga and Pranayama:

Asanas: Mandookasana, Tadasana, Pavanamuktasana, Gomukhasana, Vakrasana, Shasankasana, Dhanurasana, Mayurasana, Pashchimottanasana,  Ushtrasana

Pranayama: Bhastrika, Bhramari, Suryabhedana, Kunjala, Shankhakhaprakshalana and  Vastra dhauti


  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Ayurveda Panchakarma therapies at least once a year
  • Taking insulin and other medications as prescribed
  • Strictly avoid self-medication
  • Dinacharya and Rutucharya
  • Daily intensive physical activity for 30 – 60 minutes
  • Strict personal hygiene, foot care, and hand care
  • Abstain from tobacco and liquor
  • Regular medical monitoring for blood glucose and complications


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What is Karkitaka Kanji or Monsoon medicated porridge of Kerala Ayurveda?

Karkitaka Kanji is the medicated porridge widely popular in Kerala as part of Karkitaka Chikitsa or Monsoon Regimen practised as per Kerala Ayurveda traditional health care. The porridge is usually prepared with Navara rice, a special variety of rice, an assorted set of herbal powders and spices, coconut or cow or goat milk, cow ghee, jaggery and rock salt. Though there are few regional variations to the porridge recipe, the core principle and ingredients remain the same. Karkitaka Kanji is an adaptation of Kerala Ayurveda aligning with the regional tropical climate and socio-cultural fabric of the society

What are the benefits of Karkitaka Kanji?

Karkitakam is the Malayalam month, the first day of it which falls on 17th of July marks the transition from the dehydrating debilitating harsh Uttarayana to the nourishing calming strengthening Dakshinayana. The settled rains, cleaner water bodies, potent mature herbs and a cooler atmosphere make the season perfect for a holistic body-mind-spirit rejuvenation. The chilling winter, harsh summer the thunderous heavy down pour, the polluted water, surge in vector borne communicable diseases, and many other similar factors batter the health of the population and play havoc with the metabolism during the Uttarayana period between 14th January to 16th July. The imbalance of the Tridoshas especially the Vata Dosha has to be corrected to ensure health for the whole year ahead which is physically and mentally.

Karkitaka Kanji is a nutraceutical diet formula which is light, hydrating, nourishing and is capable of correcting the digestion, restoring the macro-micro metabolism and reinstating the physiology. Karkitaka Kanji and Karkitaka Chikitsa together rid the person of the stress, wear and tear on the body and mind caused by the life activities, diseases and a demanding routine. The combo also prepares the person to tackle the demands of the year ahead. In short, it is a complete overhauling and reassembling of the complex machinery of the organ systems and the battery of reactions that sustain and maintain life in a person

What are the ingredients of Karkitaka Kanji?

Ingredients (for 2 persons):


  • Navara Rice: 50g (4 dessert spoons)
  • Broken raw rice/Broken red rice/Yavam diabetic rice: 50g (4 dessert spoons)

Herbal Powders (available with most reputed Kerala Ayurveda pharmacies)

  • Chandrashoora: Garden cress: 2 teaspoons
  • Dashamoola Choornam: 1 teaspoon
  • Trikatu Choornam: 1 teaspoon
  • Dashapushpa Choornam: 2 teaspoons

Spices (roasted and coarsely powdered)

  • Methika-Fenugreek: 2 teaspoons
  • Jeeraka-Cumin: 2 teaspoons

Taste Maker

  • Jaggery: 3 teaspoons powder
  • Rock salt: Quantity sufficient
  • Cow ghee: 1 teaspoon

Cooking Medium

  • Water: Quantity sufficient

Diluting Additive

  • Coconut milk: Quantity sufficient

How is Karkitaka Kanji prepared?

  • Wash and drain the rice
  • Boil half litre of water
  • Heat a thick bottomed pan and add ¼ teaspoon of cow ghee
  • Add the drained rice and roast the on a low flame for 5- minutes
  • Add boiling water, rock salt to taste and the herbal powders
  • Cover and cook on moderate flame for 15-20 minutes
  • When the rice is soft, add powdered jaggery or jaggery syrup
  • Cook on low flame for 10 minutes
  • Keep stirring
  • When the consistency is soupy, thick and well blended switch off the flame
  • Add the crushed spices and stir
  • Add remaining ghee and stir
  • Add coconut milk and stir for 5 minutes
  • Take care to stir so as to avoid curdling of coconut milk

What are the accompaniments of Karkitaka Kanji?

  • Pathila Thoran or any seasonal sautéed greens
  • Chutney made by crushing ginger, garlic, shallots and bird’s eye chilli garnished with lime juice and rock salt
  • Medicated warm water spiced with tulasi, cinnamon and cloves

How is Karkitaka Kanji served?

  • Serve hot
  • To be taken as breakfast or dinner
  • Serve in a terracotta or brass bowl
  • Use a raw jackfruit leaf spoon or a copper spoon
  • Sit on floor or chair cross legged (Sukhasana) while eating the Karkitaka Kanji
  • Avoid talking or use of gadgets
  • Eat slowly

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