Ayurvedic Recipes

Hot Cereal
Reduces both Vata and Pitta doshas, and increases Kapha dosha.

1 tsp. Ghee
¼ cup Cream of Wheat, Rice, or
1-1 ½ cups Water
2 Almonds, chopped
1 pinch Ground cardamom
1 tsp. Sweetener, as recommended

There are many varieties for hot cereal. You can grind your own whole grains easily in a coffee grinder, if you like. Simply combine ghee, cereal, and water, and bring to a boil while stirring. Or you can toast the cereal first in the ghee until lightly browned, then slowly stir in hot water. Cover and remove from heat, let stand a few minutes. Add chopped almonds, cardamom, and sweetener. In the winter you can add a pinch of cloves to make it more warming.