Ayurveda has been around for 5,000 years and still has widespread popularity in today's society thanks to the mainstream teachings of practitioners like Deepak Chopra and Sahara Rose. Ayurveda originated in India and is a form of holistic healing that involves being balanced in life through diet, lifestyle and thinking.
In Ayurveda, the foods you eat influence how you feel. One of the key elements of Ayurveda is the belief that everyone has a dosha (aka an "energy") and eating properly for your own dosha is a large part of this.
The three doshas are Vata (air), Pitta (fire), and Kapha (earth). Based on your dosha, there is a recommended food regimen, but one of the most popular Ayurvedic dishes for all doshas is Kitchari. Kitchari is a vegetarian one-pot meal comprised of lentils or split yellow mung beans, basmati rice, ghee and spices like turmeric, coriander, mustard seeds and ginger. Kitchari is a simple dish, but it's known to be healing because it's easy to digest and loaded with natural flavor from the spices.
Try this delicious Kitchari recipe from one of our favorite food bloggers, Phoebe Lapine of Feed Me Phoebe.
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