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Corn & Mung Bean Fritters With Parsley, Onion, Pepper & Salt

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How to Make Corn & Mung Bean Fritters with Parsley, Onion, Pepper & Salt

SERVINGS: 3
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

STYLE: AYURVEDIC
PREPARATION: SAUTEE
EAT IN: SPRING
FOR OCCASION: KID-FRIENDLY

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
1 c
2 tsp
2 tbsp
1/2 c
1/2 c
1/4 tsp
1/4 whole
2 pinch
2 pinch

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Mung bean fritters are the Indian equivalent of falafel. The mung beans are ground and mixed with the other ingredients, then soaked in water to bring it to a workable consistency, identical to that of a falafel mix. If you've ever made falafel, you're already an expert at making this crunchy mung bean fritter.

Grind the mung beans with a coffee grinder and mix with corn flour, salt, and spices. Add finely chopped onion, parsley, lemon and 1c water and let soak thirty minutes. Fry in ghee.

The results are a fritter that is soft and moist on the inside, while being delightfully crisp and rich on the outside. This combination of textures is quite satisfying to the mouth. The ingredients work together to create an aromatic experience that will make your mouth water.

This recipe is quick and easy to make which will allow you more time to sit, enjoy, digest, and assimilate this delicious and wholesome food.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Dries Spring Dampness

In early Spring the body becomes congested and damp as the body begins to purge fats. Parsley, corn and fenugreek are diuretics that can dry up dampness.

Raw, red onions are pungent, invigorating and dilate blood vessels, which helps to flush stagnant, congested lymph - revitalizing your skin. Black pepper adds to this invigorating effect.

Detoxifies

The bitterness of parsley and fenugreek, together with the fiber in mung beans, decongests the liver for a detoxicant effect. Lemon's sourness also decongests the liver because of its cholagogue effect.

The saponins in mung bean and fenugreek decongest blood by thinning it. The fiber in mung beans also absorbs fluids and scrapes clean the GI tract.

Parsley also removes toxins and heavy metals from the body.

Effect on Digestion & Elimination

Lemon's sour taste triggers secretions all the way down the digestive tract, acting to soften and stimulate the movement of stool.

Mung beans have an astringent taste. This astringency tonifies the digestive organs. Paired with the fiber in this recipe, the increased tone allows for a full and productive bowel movement.

In this recipe, ghee and salt act to balance the actions of the other ingredients. Mineral salt can balance the diuretic effects of the other ingredients and aid in replenishing electrolytes. By adding high quality, detoxifying fat back into the body, ghee also prevents over-drying and constipation. Over-drying can aggravate Vata and deplete the nervous system.

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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. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Corn & Mung Bean Fritters with Parsley, Onion, Pepper & Salt Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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INCREASES
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). 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.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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TASTES
Taste Help

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?

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PUNGENT

ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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DOSHAS
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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 (doshas), 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.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Corn & Mung Bean Fritters with Parsley, Onion, Pepper & Salt
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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.

Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Flushes Sinuses

FLUSHES-SINUSES

An herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.

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Cardiac Stimulant

CARDIAC-STIMULANT

Herbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

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Emmenagogue

EMMENAGOGUE

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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Constituents:
Nitric Oxide

NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

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Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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Flavonoids

FLAVONOIDS

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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Polyphenols

POLYPHENOLS

Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants seen in many fruits and vegetables. There are more than 8,000 types.

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Coumarin

COUMARIN

Moderately toxic, vascular tonic, hypotensive, and anti-inflammatory.

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Iron

IRON

Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.

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Phytates

PHYTATES

Phytates prevent absorption of nutrients. They are commonly found in all seeds, including nuts, grains, and beans. Sprouting greatly reduces phytate content, as well as long, slow cooking with vinegar.

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Saponins

SAPONINS

Can be used to make soap. Saponins stimulate mucus membrane secretion, liquefying mucus for easy removal (expectorant).

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Inositol

INOSITOL

Inositol is an alcohol sugar made naturally in the human body from glucose. It is lipotropic (aiding fat metabilism in the liver). It affects a variety of hormones, neurotransmitters, steroid, growth factors and water.

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About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. 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. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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I like this recipe. I used cumin instead of fenugreek, and canola oil in place of ghee. I found it needed a bit more salt as well. I augmented with a titch of chipotle hot sauce. MMMM!
- Greg McDonald, Clarkesville, GA , 02-27-10 (Reply)
Dear Jennifer, This recipe could be difficult to digest for some because the beans are less soft. In your case, I would simmer the mung beans for a half hour beforehand. - John
I love these! Not sure how ayurvedic it is (egg/bean) but I top it with an egg and avocado for breakfast. I also added paprika & dill to the recipe. I got the indian spiced apples recipe off of here and those are great on top too.
- christina, Philadelphia, PA
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