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Green Mung Bean Soup

For an easy, nutritious soup that is gentle on the digestive system and full of flavor, this is the recipe you’ve been looking for. Green mung beans are combined with fresh ginger root and digestive spices, cumin and coriander, for a nourishing, tridoshic soup. Enjoy over rice, paired with flatbread, or on its own for a delicious bowl of Ayurvedic goodness.

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Basic Red Lentils

A quick and versatile red lentil recipe that only calls for a few basic ingredients. Make it your own by adding veggies, grains, or extra spices! Enjoy this simple, yet delicious, red lentil masoor dal in a bowl, over rice or quinoa, or paired with steamed vegetables.

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Urad Dal Tadka

Aromatic spices are tempered in ghee and drizzled over creamy urad dal in this flavorful, protein-packed dish. Split black lentils are the perfect choice for balancing vata, and digestive spices like ginger, turmeric, and cumin make this recipe even better for supporting healthy agni.

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Simple Toor Dal

This hassle-free toor dal is warming and nourishing, and only requires a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen! Add more water if you prefer the dal like a soup, or leave it as-is for a thicker version. Serve with a spoonful of ghee on top and enjoy!

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Simple Split Mung Dal

This split mung dal recipe is super simple and easy to make. When made in a pressure cooker it takes about twenty minutes, tops (and that includes the prep!). When cooking in a pot, it takes about 30–40 minutes.

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Red Lentils with Kitchari Spice Mix

Generally balancing for all doshas, this simple red lentil recipe is good to keep on hand for a quick and easy Ayurvedic meal.

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Urad Dal Kitchari

An alternative to the classic kitchari, this recipe combines creamy urad dal with basmati rice and agni strengthening spices. These additions make it an ideal kitchari recipe for vata constitutions and imbalances, or for those who need some extra digestive support. Keep this vata balancing kitchari on hand during times of cleansing, or when you’re looking for a simple and delicious Ayurvedic meal.

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Mung Bean Sprouts

Sprouting mung beans is easier than you think! All you need is a bowl, water, and the beans. Add these crispy sprouts to a salad, wrap, or as a fresh topping on a bowl of soup.

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Creamy Urad Masala

The complex spices of garam masala are balanced with creamy coconut milk in this flavorful urad dal recipe. Rich and aromatic, this dish is best served with a side of steamed vegetables or a simple grain.

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Toor Dal Kitchari

Light and warming toor dal is used in place of mung in this kitchari variation. This is an excellent kitchari recipe for kapha constitutions and imbalances and is good for balancing vata as well. A classic nutritious meal all in one pot, this dish goes well with almost any vegetable, so add in your favorites and try to keep it fresh and in season!

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Caribbean Coconut Rice and Pigeon Peas

Toor dal, also known as pigeon peas, complements rich coconut rice, fresh thyme, and bell peppers in this recipe inspired by the classic Puerto Rican dish “arroz con gandules.”

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Cooling Mung Bean Kitchari

Whole green mung beans are cooked with basmati rice, fennel seeds, and burdock root for a cleansing pitta-pacifying kitchari recipe. For extra blood and liver support, try adding bitter leafy greens like dandelion or collards. This combination of ingredients make this an ideal kitchari recipe for pitta constitutions, imbalances, and for those seeking a cooler alternative to kitchari in the summertime.

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