How to Make Savory Corn Pancakes
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES
1. Grind cumin and chipotle in coffee grinder. Place in a mixing bowl with salt.
2. Boil 1c water, and pour over spices and salt. Add vinegar.
3. Add masa and knead until thoroughly mixed and uniform texture.
4. Pull off golfball sized balls of dough, and flatten with a rolling pin from 1/8 to 1/4" thick depending upon preference.
5. Heat pan with ghee. Fry and serve.
How Can Savory Corn Pancakes Make You Feel Great?
Begin your spring morning right with Savory Corn Pancakes. Moist and hearty, accented with smoky-sharp chipotle and cumin, these rustic pancakes will make you smile first thing in the morning. A dash of apple cider vinegar gives soothing moisture to the grainy texture for a hearty, satisfying breakfast of champions!
Variations of corn flour pancakes are found throughout traditional cuisine of Central and South America, from the arepas of Colombia to Salvadorian pupusas. Their enlivening flavor is a tried and true recipe for a great day in many countries. One taste of these nourishing cakes will leave you wishing you discovered them years ago.
Savory Corn Pancakes are an ideal hearty breakfast for spring. Corn is the preferred grain in spring because of its mild diuretic properties, counteracting the dampness of spring. Cumin and chipotle heat up and dry your body in early spring to help you prepare for warmer weather ahead, effectively mimicking a hot cedar sauna. Its drying effect is useful for any spring dampness and excessive wetness in the body, such as mold allergies and congested lung conditions. They absorb fluids from the large intestine helping to bind loose stool.
Weight Loss Pancakes
Savory Corn Pancakes will fill you up without weighing you down. One of the toughest obstacles while trying to lose weight is debunking the misconception that you must be hungry in order to succeed. Not so- by satisfying your appetite while improving your metabolism, these pancakes are a recipe for success! Often used for weight loss, apple cider vinegar strongly increases the flow of bile. Bile is a fatty, oily substance made by the liver, and stored in the gallbladder. It helps you digest fats. Since bile is also a fatty oily substance, draining bile from the liver to the small intestine pulls fats out of the blood. Chipolte and cumin turn your digestive fire into a nice hot blaze, boosting your metabolism of fats. Please feel free to enjoy any and all benefits of this hearty breakfast!
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?
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.
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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 CLEAR GUNA
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT MOBILE GUNA
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT HOT GUNA
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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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 PUNGENT GUNA
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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ABOUT BITTER GUNA
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulating rejection, and a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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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
Rajasic foods stimulate desire or nervous energy. Red meat, high protein food, garlic and onions stimulate desire. Rajasic foods include chili peppers, coffee, and anything that stimulates movement.
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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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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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Nightshade, Allergens, Corn
A member of the plant family Solanaceae. Members of this family have a tendency to irritate the liver and arthritic conditions. Tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and bell peppers.
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Downward-moving (Adho Gati Marga) substances move food downward in the GI tract, settle the nervous system, and relax muscles.
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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.
Energy Vitality Strength:
Kidney & Urinary:
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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Mind, Stress & Sleep:
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.
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How to Use Food Ayurvedically
HOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when
right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in
Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire
reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once
you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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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very rustic tasting!
- Larissa Demalteris, Golden, CO 04-18-15
LOVED this recipe. So happy I tried it!
- Rebecca Melville, Birmingham 11-22-15
Not sure if I should use cornflour or more of a grainier polenta type? The former was hard to work with...
Masa flour is ideal. You can usually find it at Mexican grocery stores or in the ethnic foods aisle of mainstream grocery stores.
The recipe does not list the flour(s) used nor the amount to use. Perhaps this is an oversight?
Masa is corn flour. Please use 1 cup of masa for the recipe.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ 02-21-19