Preeti Gupta


About Preeti Gupta

Preeti Gupta is a classically trained Ayurvedic Practitioner practicing in the Bay area. She provides personalized Ayurvedic counseling sessions and monthly group wellness events that focus on balanced diet, healthy nutrition, natural detoxification, rejuvenation and disease prevention. She is passionate about using food as a medicine, and she looks forward to being part of your Ayurvedic journey soon!

Are you looking for a natural, herbal solution to improve the appearance of your skin? Kumkumadi oil, a traditional Ayurvedic formula, may be just what you need. This oil is believed to nourish and rejuvenate the skin, promoting a healthy, radiant complexion. Some of the potential benefits of using Kumkumadi oil on the face include:

Herbal Kumkumadi Oil: The Best Moisturizer for a Glowing Face


According to the World Health Organization, health is “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This definition of health reflects a holistic approach to well-being, recognizing that health is not just the absence of illness, but rather a state of overall physical, mental, and

Holistic Health: The Ayurvedic Perspective


Ayurveda is a unique system of medicine that has its roots in the traditional wisdom of ancient India. It is recognized by the National Institutes of Health/Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH/NCCAM) as an alternative medicine. There are several factors that make Ayurveda unique among the various systems of complementary and alternative medicine: Ayurveda is a complete natural health

Ayurveda: A Unique Indian Traditional System of Medicine


Sattu Drink
Serves 1 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 2 tbsp Barley Flour (use it as it is or dry roast on low heat and let it cool down completely) 1 cup water 1-2 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed 1/8 teaspoon cumin (jeera), dry roasted 1 tsp. rock sugar (or raw sugar) Rock salt (saindhav

Barley Drink (Jau ke Sattu) Recipe For Summer



Dal-Dhokli Recipe
Serves 4-6 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) For Making Dal: 1 cup toor dal, washed and rinsed 4 cups water 2 teaspoons ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 pinch asafoetida powder (hing) 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder Red chili powder to taste Rock salt

Dal Dhokli Recipe


Carrot Halwa
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 4 cups milk, whole 4 Tablespoons ghee (make organic ghee at home) 7-10 cashews (optional) 7-10 raisins (optional) 4 cups grated carrots 2-4 threads of saffron (kumkum or kesar) 1 teaspoon green cardamom powder, freshly ground 1/2 cup rock sugar (mishri) or raw sugar   Directions 1. Boil

Gajar Halwa (Carrot Pudding) Recipe


Spicy Cauliflower (Gobhi)
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 3-4 teaspoons ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 pinch asafoetida powder (hing) 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain) 1/4 cup onions, chopped (optional) 1 teaspoon ginger, chopped   1 medium head cauliflower (gobhi) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi) 1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds, roasted and freshly

Spicy Cauliflower (Masala Gobhi) Recipe


Serves 4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1/2 cup ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1/2 cup semolina (sooji) 1/2 cup rock sugar or raw sugar, powdered 2 cups water, room temperature 2 tablespoons, raisins – optional 2 tablespoons, slivered almonds – optional 2-4 threads of saffron (kumkum or kesar), optional Directions 1.

Semolina Pudding (Sooji Halwa) Recipe



Odan Rice
Serves 4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1 cup white rice, raw 5 cups water, room temperature     Directions 1. Rinse and soak rice for 2 hours. Drain the water and keep rice aside. 2. Place a large pot over medium heat and add drained rice to it. Sauté rice for 2 minutes. 3. Add

Slow-Cooked Odana Rice Recipe


Buttermilk (Takra) Recipe
Serves 1 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1/4 cup plain yogurt (made from whole milk), room temperature 3/4 cup water, room temperature 1/4 teaspoon cumin (jeera), dry roasted 1/2 tsp fresh ginger juice or a pinch dry ginger powder (shunthi) 4-6 fresh mint leaves, washed and chopped Rock salt (saindhav salt) to taste Equipment needed: Whisk

Ayurvedic Buttermilk (Takra) Recipe


Serves 4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 6 Tablespoons ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 cup besan (gram flour) 1/4 cup raw almonds, coarsely ground 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut or shredded coconut (optional) 5-6 green whole cardamom, freshly ground 1/2 cup water, room temperature 1 cup rock sugar (mishri) or raw sugar Directions 1.

Roasted Besan (Gram Flour) Coconut Burfi Recipe


Narali Bhat
Serves 4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1 cup white rice, raw 3 teaspoons ghee (make organic ghee at home) 7-8 whole cloves 2 cups water, hot 1 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut or shredded coconut 1 1/2 cup jaggery (gud), powdered 4 green cardamoms, whole or freshly ground 4-5 strands saffron A pinch of rock

Narali Bhat (Sweet Coconut Rice) Recipe



Serves 1 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 1 cup whole milk, preferably warm 1/4 fresh vanilla bean Rock sugar (mishri) or raw sugar to taste   Equipment needed: Blender   Directions 1. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise into two halves, scrape out the sticky seeds (reserve pod for another use). 2. Combine milk, vanilla

Vanilla Bean Milkshake Recipe


Spicy Okra (Bhindi) Recipe
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 3-4 teaspoons ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 pinch asafoetida powder (hing) 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain) 1/4 cup onions, thinly sliced 3 cups okra (bhindi) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi) 1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds, freshly ground 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder

Spicy Okra (Masala Bhindi) Recipe


Sarson Ka Saag
Serves 3-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 6 cups sarson (mustard greens), washed and roughly chopped 3 cups palak (spinach) leaves, washed and roughly chopped 1 cup methi (fenugreek) leaves, washed and roughly chopped 1/2 cup mooli (white radish), peeled and chopped (optional) 1/2 cup red onion, roughly chopped 1 inch ginger, peeled 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled

Sarson Ka Saag – Mustard Greens Recipe




Healthy Cooking Oil
Raw, unrefined, cold-pressed, organic, virgin - There are many options when it comes to selecting cooking oils. But it is not just a matter of choosing oil that is healthy, but also how it was extracted..

What is the healthiest oil to cook with?


Oil pulling (also known as kavala) is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy for oral health and detoxification. It is done by placing 1/2 – 1 tablespoon of cold-pressed organic sesame oil or organic coconut oil in the mouth and swishing it around the mouth for approximately 20 minutes and then spitting it out. Have you tried oil-pulling? What benefits

Health Benefits of Oil Pulling – Infographic



By regularly adjusting our lifestyle and eating habits, we can live in harmony with the cycles of nature. Here are 8 Ayurvedic tips to help you stay warm this Fall..

8 Ayurvedic Tips For Fall Season



Carrots peas and potatoes
Carrots, peas and potato vegetable is an easy and delicious side dish that goes well with all Indian meals. Serve it with Indian flat breads, or rice and dhal for a complete meal..

Carrots and Peas Recipe



Vata Dosha: One of the three doshas made of space and air, characterized by movement, coldness, lightness and dryness in the body. The qualities of vata dosha include dry, cold, light, subtle..

What Is Vata Dosha?


Get creative as you look for new ways to celebrate Halloween with your child this year. It’s so easy to make it a healthy holiday for your family and the environment..

Green Halloween Tips



Round gourd (Tinda) Recipe
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 2 teaspoon ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 pinch asafoetida powder (hing) 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 4-5 curry leaves (optional) 1 teaspoon crushed ginger 6 medium sized Indian round gourd (tinda) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon coriander, freshly ground (optional) 1/4 teaspoon dry pomegranate seed

Indian Round Gourd (Tinda) Recipe


Butternut Squash Recipe
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 2 teaspoon ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 pinch asafoetida powder (hing) 1/4 teaspoon whole cumin seeds (jeera) 1 teaspoon crushed ginger 1 medium sized butternut squash (petha) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon coriander, freshly ground (optional) 4 Tablespoons water, more as needed Red chili

Sweet & Sour Butternut Squash (petha) Recipe


shalgam recipe
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 2 teaspoon ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 pinch asafoetida powder (hing) 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1 teaspoon crushed ginger 4 medium sized turnips (shalgam) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon coriander, freshly ground (optional) 4 Tablespoons water, more as needed Red chili powder to taste

Turnip (Shalgam) Recipe


snake gourd
Serves 2-4 Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible) 2 teaspoon ghee (make organic ghee at home) 1 pinch asafoetida powder (hing) 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1 teaspoon crushed ginger 2 medium sized snake gourd (patola) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon coriander, freshly ground (optional) Red chili powder to taste Rock salt (saindhav salt)

Snake Gourd (Patola) Recipe