Before moving ahead with my blog, I feel it essential here to introduce about Mantena’s Kitchen. What exactly is this? What can be expected here? Who are supposed to find this blog interesting?
Before this, I would like to briefly introduce about Mantena Satyanarayana Raju first. This is because he is the main hero of our blog. He is a famous Naturo Therapist from the State of
What is Mantena’s Kitchen all about?
In Naturopathy seven elements or flavours of tastes like Salt, Sugar, Ghee, Oil, Tamarind, Red Chilly Powder and Spices are considered as the obstructers of good health. Therefore, Naturopathy strictly recommends the prohibition of these sources of tastes in any form of food in order to stay healthy. If any one goes to a Naturopathic Ashram, he will be given only boiled vegetables as food. The treatment first starts with Enema. But no tablet, fluid or injection is given for Enema. The patient is kept on fasting for a couple of days on lime juice with honey and lots of water throughout the day according to a fixed schedule. After fasting for 3 or 4 days, he will be provided with boiled vegetables without any salt. The patient might find it difficult to eat in the beginning but later he gets used to it gradually.
Dr. Mantena Satyanarayana Raju realized an interesting fact here. As long as the patient is at the Ashram, he is successfully eating the boiled vegetables because, there is no other food cooked in the Ashram and the same food is served to all the patients out there. The atmosphere in the Ashram too makes him eat it without problems. But when the patient goes home after getting cured in the Ashram he follows the same food a month or so but not more than that. The reason is very simple. When his family members eat all those tasty stuff cooked with oil, salt, spices, he cannot sustain from eating those boiled vegetables alone for long. So he gets back to eating normally cooked food with his family members, inviting the problems to his health again. It is because of this reason Naturopathy has become less popular when compared to other forms of medicines. Naturopathy’s success depends on patient’s will to continue eating what he was taught in the Ashram. Dr. Raju realized that great Rishis (saints) of our olden days have left out to forests, only because, they realized it’s not possible to achieve their goals staying at home. When those great saints couldn’t follow the
People looking out for tasty deep oil fried and masala (spices) studded food will certainly be disappointed with this blog. I still hope even such people would try out these recipes and enjoy the way of living naturally. People who are health conscious, who wants to correct their diet for living healthy and naturally may find it useful. The recipes that are going to be published here are a part of Dr. Mantena’s
Why is this blog for?
You may wonder when Mantena Satyanarayana Raju is doing such a wonderful job in preaching Natural Ways of Living, what is the need for this blog? There are two reasons for it. Though Dr. Raju has been preaching intensively throughout the state of Andhra Pradesh and giving TV programs on various Telugu channels, I felt his preaching has been subjected to a boundary of Telugu speaking people. When I asked some Hindi speaking friends of mine, they find him hard to understand due to language barriers. Because of such a small barrier I realized that his valuable preaching is not reaching all the sections of the society. Then I got an Idea of writing a blog explaining his preaching in English so that I could at least try to fill the gap in between Dr. Raju and non Telugu speaking people. With this aim I happened to write a blog on
In this blog I shall bring out the various dishes cooked by Dr. Mantena. Apart from the recipes the space will include a section explaining the benefits of eating each and every dish cooked with all natural flavours. So, keep watching the space for updates….