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Fennel, Cabbage, Coconut Chicken Curry Soup

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How to Make Fennel, Cabbage, Coconut Chicken Curry Soup

SERVINGS: 4
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES

STYLE: INDIAN
PREPARATION: SOUP

INGREDIENTS

3 c
2 tbsp
1/4 c
1 tbsp
1 tbsp
2 lbs
1 clove
1 c
1 c
1/2 inch

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

1. Finely shred the fennel and cabbage in your food processor or with a cheese grater.


2. In a large pot, saute with onion, garlic and spices in ghee until soft.


3. Dice chicken breasts and add to pot.


4. Pour in coconut milk and simmer for 25 minutes to ensure chicken is cooked throughout.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Looking for a menu to suit the whole family? This 'one pot wonder' meal is tridoshic, meaning it is suitable for all body types. It's easy to prepare and a stress free option for a weekday night. Plus, it has all the makings of a traditional curry. If you're running out the door in the morning or don't have the time to stand over the stove, you can also prepare this in your slow cooker for about 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

Aroma of India

The combination of aromatic and digestive herbs and spices are crucial to kindle Agni (digestive strength). Their light, pungency keeps the belly warm and the kitchen filled with the scent of Indian markets. The satisfying sweetness of coconut milk gives a rich and creamy feel to the meal and also pacifies Vata and Pitta.

Balance the Mind

The fatty nature of coconut nourishes our nerve cells, easing anxiety and hyperactivity. It also and cools that 'hot-headed' feeling often be exacerbated by more heating curries. Feel your tension and stress melt away with a bowl of this soup. The fennel and cooked cabbage further soothe the intestines and cool internal heat. You'll feel light and balanced after this dish.

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 Fennel, Cabbage, Coconut Chicken Curry Soup Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Fennel, Cabbage, Coconut Chicken Curry Soup' 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.
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INCREASES
Guna Help

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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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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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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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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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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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

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
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Aromatic

AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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Bland

BLAND

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.

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Moves Energy:
Outward

OUTWARD

Outward-moving substances stimulate circulation, push heat towards the skin, or are stimulating.

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Tissue (dhatu):
Blood Plasma Lymph

BLOOD-PLASMA-LYMPH

Plasma (Rasa Dhatu) includes plasma, white blood cells, and lymph.

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Fat

FAT

Fat tissue (Meda Dhatu) includes adipose tissue and sebum (skin oil).

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Muscle

MUSCLE

Muscle tissue (Mamsa Dhatu) includes muscles and ligaments.

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Fennel, Cabbage, Coconut Chicken Curry Soup
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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.

Carminative

CARMINATIVE

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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Digestive

DIGESTIVE

Herbs that encourage healthy digestion.

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Relieves Burning

RELIEVES-BURNING

Herbs that soothe a burn or reduce an internal burning sensation, such as aloe vera.

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Relaxes Eyes

RELAXES-EYES

Eases tension in eye muscles, so the eyes feel less strained, often by supporting the liver.

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Nerve Relaxant Grounding

NERVE-RELAXANT-GROUNDING

Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.

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Makes You Tired

MAKES-YOU-TIRED

Induces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.

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Brain Tonic

BRAIN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens the brain and thereby enhances memory or other cognitive functions and improves mental stamina or stability.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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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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Vasodilator

VASODILATOR

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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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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Muscle Tonic

MUSCLE-TONIC

Herbs that strengthen and tone muscle tissue. Helpful for people recovering from long term illness and debility, or after a sprain.

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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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, Fats,
Coumarin

COUMARIN

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

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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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, Protein, Phosphorous, Polysaccharides, Sulphur, Sulfated Polysaccharides,
Saponins

SAPONINS

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

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, Vitamin C, Soluble Fiber, Potassium

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Carminative, Stimulates-energy, Digestive, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic

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Digestive, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Carminative, Stimulates-energy

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Nigella (black cumin)

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Digestive, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Carminative, Stimulates-energy

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Fennel Seeds

Fennel Seeds has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Carminative, Stimulates-energy, Brain-tonic, Digestive

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Ginger (Fresh)

Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Brain-tonic, Digestive, Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Carminative, Vasodilator

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Makes-you-tired, Relieves-burning, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Relaxes-eyes

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Popped Amaranth

Popped Amaranth has these Actions in Common

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Amaranth

Amaranth has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Relaxes-eyes, Muscle-tonic, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive

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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator

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Hyssop Powder

Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator

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Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam

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Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common

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Dong Quai has these Actions in Common

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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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Wonderful! Like a hug from the inside.
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Yum! I did add planks of carrots. Absolutely grounding and soothing. Perfect by the cozy fire.
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