Tasty spiced veggies are possible in just 10 minutes! This easy recipe cuts down on prep time by using Kitchari Spice Mix, a pre-made kitchari spice blend.
Chill out with this cooling, calming recipe—created with summertime balance in mind. It's the perfect pitta-soothing side dish for just about any summer meal!
We're excited to share a few of our favorite Ayurvedic summer recipes, perfect for the grill. Enjoy one or two at a time, or cook them all at once for a summer feast.
This twist on classic Thai coconut rice uses coconut water instead of milk, basmati rice instead of jasmine, and other cooling additions perfect for summertime.
This zesty tamari-sesame vinaigrette will add irresistible pizazz to your salad and balance all doshas, making it an ideal Ayurvedic meal for the summertime.
This easy dal recipe can be made in 30 minutes using red lentils (split and peeled masoor). It's a perfect light, soupy dal to make when time is of the essence.
Both shatavari and ghee hold special places of honor in Ayurveda. Enjoy this delicious and vitalizing drink recipe day or night for a healthy dose of both!
Here are 3 recipes to begin to incorporate sprouts into your Ayurvedic diet, and we encourage you to play with adding them to your own favorite recipes as well!
This simple sattvic soup blends spring’s vibrant asparagus, bright bitter greens, and hints of warming spices to leave you feeling light, clean, and energized.
In this tasty springtime recipe, red dal combines with vibrant, seasonal produce and carefully selected herbal allies to bring new life to your table.
Rice porridge, also called congee, is a good breakfast for pitta and vata. This recipe calls for cumin, but you can add any spices that support digestion.
Are you craving something crunchy and savory? Whip up these tasty kale-chips! This plant-based recipe is perfect any time you need a healthy, yum-worthy snack..
Do you think of oatmeal as steaming, warm, sweet, and nourishing to your heart and soul? Or as sticky, gooey yumminess? It can be both, depending on your dosha!
This warming winter elixir drink recipe will boost your digestive fire while you melt away any excess kapha. It's the ideal drink to enjoy on a chilly winter day.
Red lentils cook quickly, nourish all doshas, and go with a variety of seasonings. Here, they're paired with a spicy lemongrass paste ideal for balancing kapha.
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.
In this vibrant and soul-satisfying soup, pumpkin moves out of its typically sweet role alongside rich and creamy cauliflower for maximum warmth and nourishment.
Approach the holidays with more joy and less indigestion with our festive menu! These delicious holiday recipes can please a crowd while upholding the Ayurvedic principles of healthy eating.
An Ayurvedic take on the classic gingersnap cookie, this recipe provides a fun opportunity to play with spices and treat yourself to some delectable sweets!
One of the best things about Garam Masala is its versatility. Check out three very different recipes to get excited about the newest addition to your spice rack.
This recipe offers a tasty, caffeine-free alternative to a popular drink that blends coffee with fat using ghee and our Turmeric Milk Mix.
These coconut truffles are SUPER fun and balancing for pitta. They're made with a base of coconut, which is great for the summer because of its cooling nature.
Perfect for summertime, this berry crisp includes coconut, sucanat, and maple syrup—all things that are super cooling and balancing for the liver and blood.
If you love kitchari but want to switch it up with an easy, flavorful alternative, this instant pot recipe with seaweed and tamarind-carrot sauce is for you.
Ayurveda looks to food and diet as one of its main methods of keeping the body healthy, balanced, and well. It also incorporates the use of herbs and spices, along with lifestyle, daily routine, and self-care practices. As you discover ways to weave Ayurveda into your life, cooking with herbs and aromatic spices is a must!
There are many ways to go about preparing herbs and spices for cooking, including the use of both fresh herbs and dried herbs. You may even have some of Ayurveda’s favorite cooking herbs already growing in your garden. As you explore these recipes and deepen your relationship with Ayurvedic herbs, we encourage you to play and get adventurous with all your favorite meals.
If you’re not already in the habit of cooking with herbs and spices, we recommend starting with Ayurveda’s most commonly used favorites. When you’re considering how to use herbs in cooking, we hope this cooking herbs list offers some inspiration:
Cumin: A versatile cooking herb that’s balancing for all doshas, cumin is excellent in stir fries, kitchari, and savory meals. It’s also found in Ayurveda’s popular CCF tea, which is short for cumin, coriander, and fennel, and is excellent for supporting digestion.
Coriander: Known as cilantro when it’s fresh, the dried seeds of the same plant can be used in a variety of meals to support healthy digestion.
Turmeric: This beautiful golden root can be used fresh or dried to bring its delicious flavor and healing properties to your meals. It can also be used in drinks, smoothies, and even desserts.
Fennel: Cooling and soothing for the system, while also supporting healthy digestion, fennel is a great herb to add to meals like kitchari or soups. It can be used fresh or dried.
Mustard Seeds: If you want to add a tasty pop of heat to your food and fire up your digestion, mustard seeds are an excellent choice.
Ginger: Looking for a sweet and spicy kick? Ginger can be used fresh or dried, and works wonders when added to savory dishes and sweet treats alike.
Garam Masala: This is a traditional blend of Ayurvedic spices that brings a distinct depth and delicious flavor. It can also be used in the realm of savory or sweet.
Tulsi: Also known as “holy basil,” tulsi is considered to be a sacred and healing plant across India. The fresh leaves can be used in pesto, and it also makes a wonderful warming tea that uplifts the spirits and imparts a sattvic, peaceful energy.
These are only a few of Ayurveda’s many herbs and spices. Once you begin to explore, the opportunities to incorporate these plants into your diet and daily routine are endless. And the good news is, you really can’t go wrong.
Developing a relationship with the personalities and properties of each plant is a lifelong journey. So set aside some time in your kitchen, drop into your senses, and tune into each herb as you cook. Savor their unique textures, colors, aromas, and flavors, and enjoy the process!