Top 3 Ayurvedic Tri-Doshic Staples

  1. Kitchari with Doshic Vegetable
  2. Turmeric Basmati Rice with Doshic Vegetable
  3. Golden Milk

Kitchari with Doshic Vegetable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup yellow mung dal (washed and soaked at least 6 hours, preferably overnight)
1 cup white basmati rice or Cauliflower Rice*
1/2 Chopped Onion
2-3 Cloves of Garlic
2 tablespoons Ghee (or Coconut oil)
1 teaspoon Ginger (minced or powder)
1 teaspoon Turmeric (minced or powder)
1 teaspoon Curry Powder
1 teaspoon Cumin
2 Bay leaves
4 cups of water or organic vegetable stock
Limes
Fresh Herbs

Optional:
2–5 cups of chopped seasonal vegetables for your Dosha**
1-2 cups of Kale or Spinach
(see Dosha-specific ideas below)

*Cauliflower rice can be bought pre-riced, fresh or frozen, or you can blitz half a head of cauliflower in a food processor until it reaches the consistency of rice.

Instructions:
Drain and rinse the mung beans.
In a medium pot, heat the ghee or coconut oil, over medium heat with onions and garlic until soft. Add Ginger, turmeric, curry powder, cumin and bay leaves and stir for one minute. Add water or organic vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for about 40 minutes or until the mung beans have broken down. If using rice, make rice while the dal is cooking. If using cauliflower rice, add after 40 minutes with other vegetables.Add optional vegetables and cook for 15 minutes more, until they are soft. Add greens and cook for 5 more minutes.

Rice Instructions:
Drain the rice and rinse a couple of times.
Heat the ghee or coconut oil, cumin and garlic over medium heat and cook for about 1 minute. Add the rice and cook, stirring frequently for a minute or so, until the rice is slightly toasted but not yet browning. Add the boiling water and boil the rice, uncovered for five minutes. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for about 10 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed.
Serve with Fresh Lime. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Dosha Specific Vegetable Ideas:

To pacify Vata dosha:
You can use more rice. Add Root vegetables like carrtos, sweet potatoes, butternut squash. You can also choose to use more ghee or oil.
To pacify pitta dosha
Use less ginger, Use more cilantro. Use coconut oil instead of ghee. Add more dark greens. Don’t serve piping hot.
To pacify kapha dosha
Reduce the ghee. Use half the rice or substitute with Cauliflower Rice or quinoa. Add more ginger and add chili pepper. Use more bitter and astringent vegetables like asparagus or dark leafy greens.

Turmeric Basmati Rice with Doshic Vegetable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup of Basmati Rice
2 cups of Water
¾ cup of Vegetables for your dosha or the doshic season.
1 tablespoon of Ghee (or vegan butter)
½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
Himalayan salt, to taste

Instructions:
Wash rice in cold water several times to remove much of the starch, changing the water until it is clear. For 1 cup of rice, bring 1¾ cup of water to boil. Add the rice, a tablespoon of ghee( or vegan butter,) ½ tsp. turmeric powder and a pinch of himalayan salt to taste. Reduce the heat, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
Add ¾ cup diced vegetables for your dosha. Listed below. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, or until water is absorbed.Remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Eat less if Kapha imbalance or in Kapha season.

Dosha Specific Vegetable Ideas:
To pacify Vata dosha:
Add Root vegetables like carrtos, sweet potatoes, butternut squash. You can also choose to use more ghee or oil.
To pacify pitta dosha
Use coconut oil instead of ghee. Add more dark greens and cilantro.
To pacify kapha dosha
Cut the rice with Cauliflower Rice. Use more bitter and astringent vegetables like asparagus or dark leafy greens. Add chili powder.

Golden Milk Recipe

Ingredients:
2 cups Organic Soy Milk (or your choice of milk)
2 teaspoons of Turmeric powder
1 whole cinnamon stick (or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon)
1 teaspoon of agave (or maple syrup or honey,) to taste

Instructions:
Put the ingredients in saucepan.
Whisk the milk gently while bringing to a gentle boil.
Serve and enjoy it drink warm.

Dosha Specific Ideas:
For Vata: Add a sprinkle of ginger, black pepper and a dash of cardamom.
For Pitta: Replace the agave with maple syrup.
For Kapha: Add generous sprinkles of ginger and a dash of black pepper. Use a nonfat milk replacement/milk.

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