We promote a diet based on “primordial foods”, as it was done in ancient times – instead of modern “superfoods” that are taken separately, like supplements.

We rediscover ancient ways of nutrition that were successfully used for thousands of years.

This differs completely from modern, theorized diet fads, such as “paleo”, “vegan”, “gluten-free” and other made-up trends.

Traditional Ancient Cooking

Our culinary culture is based upon proven traditions laid out in scriptures such as the Paka Shastra (ancient Hindu Science of Cooking) and Supa Shastra, as well as other ancient culinary traditions.

These foods were once known everywhere but now subsist in some places only.

We put it all back together with the aim to reconstitute the ultimate Ancient Elite Lifestyle.

Among our favorite Ancient Elite Foods are:

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Ancient Foods of South India

Ayurvedic Foods

High Prana Foods

  • Jackfruit seeds

Medicinal Snacks

  • Emping
  • Krupuk Pegagan
  • Ayurvedic Laddu: Ancient Medicinal “Food of the Gods”. Rejuvenating food. One of the best ways to mix top flours, seeds, herbal powders, oils, ghee and honey together, and with a great taste
  • Za’atar – A medicinal and culinary herbal spread made with Thyme, Roasted Sesame seeds, Sumac and Olive oil. Strengthens your immune system, improves your skin and builds strong bones. Overall, it gives you more energy, improves your mood and memory (it has nootropic effects). It is a medhya (brain-enhancer) food in Ayurveda.

Ayurvedic Drinks

  • Sappanwood – Used to cleanse the blood. It is also excellent for the skin and removes fine wrinkles. can greatly prevent tooth decay. Hhas a protective effect on the brain and is excellent for treating wounds
  • Tulsi – “The incomparable one”. An incredible herb known to help with all sorts of respiratory conditions such as viruses, coughs, bronchitis – even pneumonia.In Ayurveda, it’s considered one of the most sacred plants that can be incorporated into almost any form of medicine. Almost all the constitutions will benefit from tulsi. There are even mantras that are used while picking the tulsi to give thanks to Tulsi Devi, or Goddess Tulsi.
  • Ashitaba

Juices (swarasa)

  • Amla Juice
  • Aloe Vera juice
  • Wintermelon juice

Milk-based Drinks

  • Buttermilk
  • Chai Masala
  • Thandai – prepared with a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, watermelon kernels, rose petals, pepper, poppy seeds, cardamom, saffron, milk and sugar. Often associated with Maha Shivaratri.
  • Traditional summer drinks of India
  • Jigarthanda

Ayurvedic Desserts

  • Idli
  • List of Coconut dishes
  • Black Sesame soup
  • Avil Milk – Made with aval which is essentially poha or beaten rice flakes, along with ripe bananas, milk of any kind, and nuts. It can be used as a breakfast smoothie or as a dessert.
  • Kambu Koozh – This high-protein porridge/drink of South India made of millets. Kambu Koozh is served as a thick porridge or a loose beverage. It is one of the cheapest dishes available. Customisation is the best part of koozh. It can be served with buttermilk, onion, chillies or any items of choice. The dish is mentioned in Sangam literature, the earliest piece of writing in Tamil, as a healthy breakfast option. It became the regular food of the working class in Tamil Nadu because of the high protein content and low price.

Ayurvedic Sweets

Savory snacks

  • Makhana – Roasted Foxnut

Ayurvedic Herbal Formulas

  • Dashmoola
  • Tooth Powder

Indonesian Elite Foods

  • Nasi Goreng Suna Cekuh: the real nasi goreng

Persian Elite Foods

  • Baghala Ghatogh is a spectacular vegetarian dish from Iran, made from lima beans, egg, garlic, and dill & usually served with rice or bread & pickles

Ancient Cooking Books

  • Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and a History of the Iraqi Cuisine – Offers more than 400 recipes from the distant past

Culinary Scriptures