Soups

Yellow Mung Dal Soup

© 1994, Excerpted with permission from Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing by Usha and Dr. Vasant Lad Serves 6 Yellow mung is sweet and cooling, and mainly calms vata and pitta. It is very easy to digest and promotes strength.The seasonings here help to balance the drying, light and astringent qualities of this soup that could …

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Red Lentil Soup

from Ayurveda Today, Volume 8, Number 3, Winter 1995 Serves 4 – 6 Although this soup is tridoshic, the light and dry quality may stimulate vata, so vata should not eat it more than twice a week. The spice in this recipe make the lentils okay for pitta. Sautéing the garlic helps to get rid …

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Corn Soup

from Ayurveda Today, Volume 6, Number 4, Spring 1994 Corn soup is a good breakfast food. Corn Soup balances all three doshas, but its long term effect is drying for vata. So vata can eat occasionally and pitta in moderation. The cilantro helps remove some of the heat for pitta. Medicinal uses: This is a good …

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Carrot Soup

Serves 4 – 6 Although this soup is tridoshic, carrots can be a little heating to pitta as can the ginger. The cooling qualites of the coconut milk mitigate the heating qualities of the carrots and ginger. The sweet flavors of the sugar and crystalized ginger also help reduce the heat. Doshic Notes Vata – …

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