Cooling Cilantro Chutney Takes The Heat Off
Summer in Ayurveda is the Pitta season which is dominated by heat. To balance this life-force in your body and mind, Ayurveda uses cooling foods.
A great way to take the edge off the excess heat, in addition to Pitta balancing lifestyle practices, is through your diet.
Cilantro is a lovely herb that is specific for balancing high Pitta with its cooling nature. It is good for skin allergies, hyperacidity, cleansing the blood and bile and even supports clearing heavy metals.
As a condiment, cilantro helps antidote hot and sour foods like curries, salsa, and yogurt.
I have taken this recipe to many potlucks and served it with a variety of foods and people always love it. I top all sorts of foods with it and even find it makes a tasty salad dressing.
- 8 oz chopped cilantro
- 1 tsp sea salt or Soma salt (found at chandika.com)
- Juice of 1 lime
- ½ cup water
- 2 oz raisins
- 1 tsp sweet garam masala (found at Indian groceries) or Mum's Masala (found at chandika.com)
- Blend ingredients together.
- Optional: add a small handful of cashews before blending.
- Use it on top of salads, for extra flavoring with sauteed vegetables, mixed with grain salads, and as a vegetable dip.
© Jamie Durner, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner & Wellness Educator at Ayurveda Wellness in Brookfield, WI
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