FENNEL, CABBAGE, COCONUT CHICKEN CURRY SOUP
How to Make Fennel, Cabbage, Coconut Chicken Curry Soup
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES
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 Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
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.
WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is
tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with
at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest
easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you
are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive
tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you
experience optimal health.
Is Fennel, Cabbage, Coconut Chicken Curry Soup Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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Increases These Qualities (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main characteristics
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 DIFFICULT GUNA
Difficult refers to anything that is difficult to digest, or takes a long time to digest.
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ABOUT HEAVY GUNA
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
People tend to get sick, over and over again, due to similar causes and habitual 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.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass.
Catabolic people tend to be easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic people tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic people are heavy, stable and grounded, but if they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Ojas is the essence of healthy tissue, immunity, stable energy and happiness. Substances that improve ojas are recommended after long-term illness, debility, emotional and physical trauma, and even sadness.
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An herb or food that makes the urine more alkaline (higher pH). This herbal action can be helpful for a number of inflammatory conditions.
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Prana is the Sanskrit word for vital life energy, similar to Qi in Chinese Medicine. Many herbs stimulate your energy, or improve the flow of prana through your body. Generally, prana needs to be increased in spring after a sleepy winter.
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Sattvic foods promote awareness and a refreshed mind by nourishing the body without taxing digestion. Sattvic foods do not stimulate desire or nervous energy. They create clarity instead of drowsiness or heaviness.
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Shorthand for non-vegetarian referring to recipes or people who eat a diet that includes meat. Typical demarcation on the outside of a restaurant in India!
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Resembles water (ap) in quality - fluid, sticky, soft, heavy, stable, cool.
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Outward-moving substances stimulate circulation, push heat towards the skin, or are stimulating.
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of 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.
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Energy Vitality Strength:
Heart & Circulation:
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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Mind, Stress & Sleep:
An herb that strengthens the brain, thereby improves either mental function, stamina, or stability.
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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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About the Author
John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda.
His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful.
His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week
provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
, which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition.
John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his 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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