How to Make Daikon Fries with Mint
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
INGREDIENTSSKILL LEVEL: EASY
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
1. Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
2. Peel the daikon and slice into thin fries.
3. Spread evenly on a baking tray and coat in ghee and paprika.
4. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, turning halfway.
5. Serve with copped mint for garnish and a pinch of salt.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
These fries pacify Kapha due to Daikon's unique sharp and bitter taste. Meanwhile, mint aids digestion while making the dish sweeter.
AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT
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 Daikon Fries with Mint Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
Find out by taking this free, easy quiz
You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Daikon Fries with Mint' is a good fit.
Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.
See a complete list of all biocharacteristics
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 EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
LEARN MORE ABOUT EASY
ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
LEARN MORE ABOUT HOT
ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.
LEARN MORE ABOUT LIQUEFIED
ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MOBILE
ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.
LEARN MORE ABOUT DRY
ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
LEARN MORE ABOUT CLEAR
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 PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
LEARN MORE ABOUT PUNGENT
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.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Bland means doesn't have much taste. In Chinese medicine, bland taste refers to afood without little macronutrients, such as cabbage, radish or bok choy.
SEE ALL 'BLAND' FOODS / HERBS
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Daikon Fries with Mint
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 Front Of Brain
Creates a feeling of awareness or tension in the area in the forehead. Activates the frontal lobe - the area responsible for motor function, emotional expression, thinking, and decision making.
SEE ALL 'STIMULATES-FRONT-OF-BRAIN' FOODS / HERBS
Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.
SEE ALL 'WARMS-CHEST' FOODS / HERBS
Herbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.
SEE ALL 'CARDIAC-STIMULANT' FOODS / HERBS
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.
SEE ALL 'DIURETIC' FOODS / HERBS
Foods with a Similar Nature to Daikon Fries with Mint
Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Stimulates-crown, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Warms-head, Clears-sinuses, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-abdomen, Bronchodilator
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Warms-head, Clears-sinuses, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-abdomen, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest
Horseradish has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Warms-chest, Clears-sinuses, Flushes-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen, Cardiac-stimulant
Wasabi has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Warms-chest, Clears-sinuses, Flushes-sinuses
Mint has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-front-of-brain, Dopaminergic, Stimulates-crown, Refreshes-skin, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Refreshing
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen, Bronchodilator, Diuretic, Warms-chest
Green Tea has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Diuretic, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Bronchodilator, Stimulates-crown
Allspice has these Actions in Common
Clears-sinuses, Warms-chest, Stimulates-energy, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-front-of-brain
Celery Root has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Warms-chest, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen
Cloves has these Actions in Common
Warms-abdomen, Cardiac-stimulant, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Warms-head
Basil has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Bronchodilator, Diuretic, Cardiac-stimulant, Warms-head
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Daikon Fries with Mint
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Warms-head, Clears-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Stimulates-crown, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain
Hot Shower has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Clears-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest, Warms-head, Bronchodilator
Hot Bath has these Actions in Common
Warms-chest, Warms-head, Bronchodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Clears-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses
Epsom Salt Bath
Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in Common
Clears-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest, Warms-head, Bronchodilator, Cardiac-stimulant
Inhale Steam has these Actions in Common
Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest, Warms-head, Bronchodilator, Clears-sinuses, Diaphoretic
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common
Warms-chest, Warms-head, Bronchodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy
Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-energy, Bronchodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic
Elecampane has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain
Mustard Poultice has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Bronchodilator
Trikatu has these Actions in Common
Bronchodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
Eat Well for Life With Ayurveda: Balance Your Dosha
Love our recipes? Discover how to balance your diet for only $35 with this popular short course.
GET THE ECOURSE
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 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.