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.
Berries are powerful little fruits. Not only are they packed with antioxidants and cleansing factors, they tend to be darker reds, blues, and purples—the same color as our blood—and they also have cooling properties. This makes berries wonderful for the liver.
Spring season is about shedding, letting go of the prior season’s heaviness. Incorporating vegetables into kitchari adds more of the air element and necessary fiber, supporting digestion and adding more of the recommended tastes for kapha season.