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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This recipe is perfect for the end of the summer to release excess heat that builds up during the hot months, or any time of year you want to reset your gut, cool and nourish your body, and upgrade your overall health.
Knowing which snacks will bring balance rather than depletion can be helpful knowledge to have. Equally, building awareness and healthier routines around daily eating habits can take us out of the cycle of snacking as a lifestyle.
Perfect for spring, this recipe combines greens with spices are not only tasty, but supportive of digestion, and balancing for kapha. And almost as good as this recipe is how little time it takes to make!
Homemade granola invites play, experimentation, and creativity in the kitchen. And as long as the ingredients appeal to all the senses, and the oats don’t over toast, there is no going wrong. Read this article to learn how easy, cost-effective, and fun it is to make your own granola!
Ashwagandha for both abundant energy and peaceful sleep? How is that possible? Read this article to learn two delicious ashwagandha latte drinks that will harness these dualistic properties of ashwagandha, so you can kick off your day with healthy energy and relax into restful night’s sleep.
For millennia, the dandelion, or lion’s-tooth, was beloved globally for its cheerful beauty and potent medicinal qualities. Completely edible from the root to the tips of the long, jagged leaves, the plant is a powerful healer. Dandelions were used by ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Chinese to purify the blood and address digestive issues. Pleasantly bitter in taste, dandelions are wonderful for gentle cleansing and reducing kapha in the system during the transition from winter to spring.
Ayurveda recommends a counterbalancing lifestyle approach to help prevent imbalances: in the winter, balance the cold with warmth. Herbal spiced chai is a delicious beverage for generating internal warmth and keeping the digestive fire burning.
Learn this fresh new recipe for toor dal! Called pigeon peas in English, this legume does not often get the attention it deserves. One reason could be the time it takes to cook them; however, the flavor and nutrients are worth it. And with a good soak or a pressure cooker, they’re ready to eat in no time at all. This recipe easily transforms from a creamy, heavy soup to a light dal, which can be served over your favorite grain, perhaps with a veggie or a freshly made relish to add an array of qualities.
One of the best things you can do for your health is to eat freshly prepared food. Red lentils (masoor dal) make a terrific addition to any pantry because they are quick to cook and packed with protein, fiber, minerals, and vitamins.
If you are looking for a new way to experience the beauty of autumn in your kitchen, reach for one of Ayurveda’s most revered spices: saffron. People are often intimidated by saffron because of its price. Yes, it is expensive, but like many things that have been held in high regard for centuries, good saffron is worth every penny.
One delicious way of countering pitta’s heat is by introducing the three tastes known to soothe pitta dosha—sweet, bitter, and astringent. A hibiscus cooler is a refreshing and restorative tonic for pitta dosha, incorporating all three of its balancing flavors.
Smoothies have become so synonymous with health and fitness that it’s hard to picture an exercise routine without a morning protein shake in hand. But when we consider what Ayurveda teaches us about digestion, along with what we know about our body’s response to exercise, we might change what we are tossing into the blender.
A sustained amount of stress makes it difficult for the body to maintain efficient function. While it’s still best to take care of the root cause of your stress, adaptogens will have your back until it’s possible. Their support is like an insurance policy for our stress hormones and adrenal glands, making sure they don’t become overworked.
Oatmeal may seem like a benign substance, but it certainly has obvious qualities to it. What do you think of when you visualize a bowl of oats for breakfast? Steaming, warm, and sweet, nourishing to your heart and soul? Or a sticky, gloppy, gooey mess? It can be both, depending on your Ayurvedic body-type!