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Ayurvedic Cooking for Pitta Dosha

Online Self-Study Course: This course is presented in a fun cooking show format with over four hours of videos and a 32-page downloadable cookbook. The lessons include cooking demonstrations as well as interviews and discussions with Ayurvedic experts.

Course Leaders: Sankari Wegman, PhD hosts featured Ayurvedic chefs.

Prerequisites: Ayurvedic Cooking for Perfect Health is recommended.

Course Fee: $19

Course Description

Maharishi AyurVeda® is a holistic system of health and healing. Utilizing the laws of nature, it aims to create health and balance in the mind and body. Pitta dosha is one of the three Ayurvedic principles found in the body. In this 5-lesson course, you will learn:

  • What the best foods are to balance Pitta and how to combine them into wholesome, satisfying meals.
  • How to keep Pitta dosha cool in the summer with food and lifestyle tips.
  • The healthiest ingredients and cooking methods according to Ayurveda.
  • How to prepare Ayurvedic basics such as ghee, panir, and lassi.
  • The healing properties of spices and how to make your own Pitta-pacifying spice mixes.
  • How to adjust your diet to the seasons and times of the day to maximize your body’s natural rhythms.


Dr. Tony Nader

Sankari Wegman, PhD

Sankari Wegman, PhD is Assistant Professor, College of Integrative Medicine, at Maharishi International University.

Sankari has a life-long interest in empowering people to live their optimal health. She has a PhD in Maharishi Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine from MIU and has been a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program for 20 years. She is also on the Board of Trustees at the Maharishi School and gives lectures on Ayurveda at universities and high schools throughout the country.

Lesson Titles

Lesson 1
Panir Burgers, Bean Salad, Cilantro-Coconut Chutney
Coconut Curry, Sauteed Rice, Lassi
What is Pitta?

Lesson 2
Kofta Balls, Chutney, Hummus, Tabouli
Toasted Vermicelli Pudding
Making Ghee and Panir
Dietary Guidelines

Lesson 3
Lasagna, Pesto Zucchini, Raspberry Pudding Part One
Lasagna, Pesto Zucchini, Raspberry Pudding Part Two
Semolina Uppma with Vegetables
The Pitta-Pacifying Diet

Lesson 4
Asparagus and Red Peppers, Panir and Broccoli, Couscous Pilau
Saffron Pudding
Couscous Salad, Watermelon and Mint Cooler
Six Tastes and Spices

Lesson 5
Ricotta Chard Pie, Coconut Mint Dal, Pear and Avocado Salad Part One
Ricotta Chard Pie, Coconut Mint Dal, Pear and Avocado Salad Part Two
Pitta Thermos Lunch
Green Power
Seasonal and Daily Cycles

Sample Recipes

Pitta Spice Mix Recipe

Quinoa-Panir Burgers Recipe


Are there any prerequisites to take this course?

How long are the videos available to view?
Videos are available to view for at least one year after signing up.

Where can I contact the organizer of this event with any questions?
Please email the Office of Continuing Education at ce@miu.edu. Or you can call 641-919-0045 during office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm (Central Time).

What is the refund policy?
We offer full refunds to anyone who requests them before starting Lesson Three.

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