Sattvic Style Rajma (red Kidney Beans Cooked In Sattvic Style)
I had never heard of sattvic style of cooking until I met a friend at IITM. She urged me to try her aloo baingan and rajma once. It felt quite different in the first go. I was trying to analyse why it tasted so different and then she told me it had no onion and garlic. Sattvic diet believes in having pure, essential and natural food in daily diet and therefore omits use onions, garlic and meat products. It is also believed that the ingredients omitted in this diet do not aid the body to have a complete balance. It is difficult to go without onions and garlic especially when you grow up with these flavours. But the real challenge is to unlearn and accommodate new flavours into one's life and I do this often. I have now gotten so used to this style that I never fret when I don't have onions and garlic.