The qualities of a vegetable are important to be aware of when cooking food since we are bringing those qualities into our bodies. These curried root vegetables make for a grounding and balancing meal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.