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From: Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners Amadea Morningstar
AMA-REDUCING DAL W/garlic= -V+P-K No garlic=-V-P-K
Preparation time:3 days to sprout the mung, Serves: 5-6
30 minutes to 1 hour to make the soup. Polarity Purifying, Good for every Season
In a pressure cooker, put:
2-3 c. sprouted mung beans
3-4 c. water
Bring to pressure and cook for about two minutes. Or cook the beans and water in a covered saucepan until soft. Blend the beans and cooking liquid in blender. Set aside. In a stainless steel soup pot, warm:
1 1/2 Tbls. Ghee or olive oil
1-2 inches fresh ginger root (1-2 Tbls.) peeled and chopped finely
1-3 cloves of garlic, minced (omit if Pitta is high)
½-1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp. coriander seeds
½-1 tsp turmeric
½ tsp. ground black pepper
2-3 bay leaves
1/8 tsp. each of fennel seeds, hing, cinnamon, and cardamom
Toss until coated and their aromas emerge. Add to the spices and oil:
2-3c chopped vegetables (broccoli, carrots, greens, sprouts, green beans, or asparagus work well)
Toss until coated. Stir for two minutes, then add:
4-6 c. additional water
Mix well. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered until veggies are cooked.
Add pureed mung beans to soup pot. Stir. Bring to a boil again. Reduce heat and let soup simmer for 5 minutes. Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired. Add:
½ tsp. salt, or to taste
Comments: This recipe comes from Ivy Blank, based on a dish made by Drs. Smita and Pankaj Naram of Bombay. It is specifically designed to reduce ama and rest the digestive tract during illness, convalescence or rejuvenation therapy. The mung beans are cooling by nature, yet are warmed by the addition of the ginger and the other warming spices Amounts of the spices and the type of vegetables used can be adjusted to suit the individual. One stick of kombu can also be added to reduce gas and add trace minerals. This is an excellent one dish meal which can be served a few times each week to rest the system, if you like.
Note: If you are using this dish during Pancha Karma therapy, increase the oil or ghee to 5-6 Tbls. For best effects. Greater amounts of oleation are needed during this process.
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