BUTTERMILK CURRY WITH CUMIN, MUSTARD SEED & GHEE
How to Make Buttermilk Curry with Cumin, Mustard Seed & Ghee
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
INGREDIENTSSKILL LEVEL: EASY
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Cook rice ahead of time, using 1/4c cooked rice for this recipe.
Heat oil in a wok or medium heavy pot over medium-high heat. When it is hot, toss in the mustard seeds. When most of them have popped, add the cumin and turmeric and stir. Lower the heat to medium, add the asafoetida, cayenne, chopped onion and garlic and stir-fry for about 3 minutes, until softened. Add curry leaves. Reduce the heat to low, pour in the yogurt, rice, and water. Stir until warmed through; do not allow to boil. Stir in the salt.
Serve hot, ? c per serving in small bowls or cups, garnished with cilantro.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Spices help with digestion for Kapha.The combination of ingredients like yogurt that increase water retention and a blood thinner like turmeric help flush the lymphatic system. Then cilantro, a diuretic, flushes the released toxins from the system. Good for dry digestion.
WHAT IS BUTTERMILK CURRY WITH CUMIN, MUSTARD SEED & GHEE?
Buttery and soft but savory and lighter. Warm, oily & creamy. Also including turmeric, asafoetida, and garnished with cilantro. Discovered in Pune, India eating thali platters.
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Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances.
With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you.
Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature.
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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ABOUT GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Buttermilk Curry with Cumin, Mustard Seed & Ghee
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.
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Antipruritics are herbs that inhibit itching that is often associated with itching skin conditions such as sunburns, allergic reactions, eczema, psoriasis, chickenpox, fungal infections, insect bites, or contact dermatitis (as in poison ivy exposure.)
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Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.
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A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
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Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
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An herb that inhibits clotting, dissolves clots, thins the blood, or destroys platelets, therefore reducing the tendency of blood to form clots. They are useful in cardiovascular disease, clots, and stroke. Aka anticoagulant.
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An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
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Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.
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Herbs which stimulate menstruation. Emmenagogues are used for scanty menstruation, to relieve menstrual pain, and improve blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus.
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Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
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An enzyme in every cell of the body, that aids metabolism, fat & protein metabolism, and DNA synthesis. B12 comes from animal course, and is commonly deficient in vegetarians.
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Calcium nourishes bones and muscles. A muscle cell is activated when calcium enters the cell. It relaxes when the calcium is secreted.
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, 5a Reductase Inhibitor
Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Buttermilk Curry with Cumin, Mustard Seed & Ghee
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Emmenagogue, Lowers-blood-sugar, Warms-chest, Alterative, Antipruritic, Blood-tonic, Cholagogue, Flushes-sinuses, Skin-tonic, Anthelminthic, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Induces-ovulation, Vasodilator, Antiplatelet, Blood-thinner, Carminative
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Antipruritic, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diuretic, Irritates-throat, Vasodilator
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Anthelminthic, Blood-tonic, Cholagogue, Flushes-sinuses, Skin-tonic, Antiplatelet, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Induces-ovulation, Alterative, Antipruritic, Carminative, Emmenagogue, Lowers-blood-sugar
Saffron has these Actions in Common
Blood-thinner, Carminative, Diuretic, Nutritive, Blood-tonic, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Skin-tonic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Galactagogue, Stimulates-energy
Nigella (black cumin)
Nigella (black cumin) has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Galactagogue, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Lowers-blood-sugar
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Nutritive, Carminative, Digestive, Galactagogue, Stimulates-energy, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Lowers-blood-sugar
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Galactagogue, Warms-chest, Carminative, Diuretic, Lowers-blood-sugar, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue
Tarragon has these Actions in Common
Blood-thinner, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Alterative, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator, Antiplatelet, Carminative, Digestive
Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Antiplatelet, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Galactagogue, Blood-thinner, Carminative, Stimulates-energy
Rosemary has these Actions in Common
Emmenagogue, Warms-chest, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Vasodilator, Anthelminthic, Cardiac-stimulant
Allspice has these Actions in Common
Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Irritates-throat, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Lowers-blood-sugar, Warms-chest
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Buttermilk Curry with Cumin, Mustard Seed & Ghee
Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Stimulates-energy
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Cholagogue, Digestive
Dong Quai has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Blood-thinner, Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Antiplatelet, Stimulates-energy
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Blood-tonic, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant
Yogaraj Guggulu has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Emmenagogue, Alterative, Vasodilator, Antiplatelet, Antispasmodic, Blood-thinner, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant
Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Antispasmodic, Vasodilator
Angelica has these Actions in Common
Emmenagogue, Stimulates-energy, Antiplatelet, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Blood-thinner, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Digestive
Amalaki has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Lowers-blood-sugar, Nutritive, Refreshing, Skin-tonic, Alterative, Stimulates-energy, Blood-tonic, Carminative
Osha has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Emmenagogue, Warms-chest, Antiplatelet, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Diaphoretic
Guggulu has these Actions in Common
Vasodilator, Alterative, Antiplatelet, Blood-thinner, Blood-tonic, Emmenagogue, Lowers-blood-sugar, Stimulates-energy
Manjistha has these Actions in Common
Blood-thinner, Blood-tonic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Skin-tonic, Vasodilator, Alterative
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John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
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His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel,
as well as public service work in South Asia.
John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem.
His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion.
John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing.
In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots,
and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church.
Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
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