How to Make Sour Tamarind Chutney
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
|1 1/2 tbsp|
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Boil the tamarind in some water to loosen it if dried. Mix all ingredients together in quantities according to taste. Put enough oil to make it creamy, enough sugar to take away the sour. Put enough salt to bring out the flavor.
Cook on low heat for 6+hours. When done cover the top with oil to make a seal. Place on the windowsill for two weeks cooking in the sun. This achar tastes great with chicken, eggplant, or rice.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Sour taste is juicy! It causes salivation and primes the gastric fluids. Spices improve digestion. Causes loose stools.
WHAT IS SOUR TAMARIND CHUTNEY?
Achar means pickle in Bengali. Bengali's have a number of different pickles and chutneys using mangoes, tamarind, other fruits and spices. We love the sour, savory spiciness of tamarind achar. It is altogether over-stimulating!
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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.
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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 MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.
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ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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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.
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ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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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
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.
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Sour Tamarind Chutney
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.
An herb that increases appetite or settles a nauseas or nervous stomach. These generally increase the digestive fire, therefore relieving symptoms of sluggish or difficult digestion.
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An herb that softens stool that is hard and difficult to pass. They are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Some foods are even stool softeners, such as warm milk with ghee.
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A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.
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Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.
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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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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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Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.
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Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
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Compare Sour Tamarind Chutney with these Foods
Garlic has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Expectorant, Irritates-throat, Vasodilator, Cholagogue, Galactagogue, Makes-you-tired, Diaphoretic, General-laxative, Stomachic
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Vasodilator, Warms-ears, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Diaphoretic, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-chest, Irritates-throat
Dill has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Galactagogue, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Expectorant, Stomachic
Allspice has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Stomachic, Warms-chest, Irritates-throat, Stool-softener, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator
Coffee has these Actions in Common
General-laxative, Stimulates-energy, Makes-jittery, Wakes-you-up, Cholagogue, Makes-you-tired
Cloves has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Warms-ears, Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Warms-chest
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Expectorant, Stomachic, Cholagogue, Galactagogue
Rosemary has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Stomachic, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common
General-laxative, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Stomachic, Expectorant, Vasodilator
Alcohol has these Actions in Common
Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Warms-chest, Makes-you-tired, Cholagogue
Lime has these Actions in Common
Stool-softener, Expectorant, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Diaphoretic
Compare Sour Tamarind Chutney with these Herb Supplements
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy, Stomachic, Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Warms-ears, Antispasmodic
Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common
Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Warms-ears, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy
Angelica has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-energy, Stomachic, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Expectorant
Kanakasava- Breathe Alive Tonic Drink
Kanakasava- Breathe Alive Tonic Drink has these Actions in Common
Warms-chest, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Vasodilator
Hot Shower has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic
Hot Bath has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Vasodilator, Warms-chest
Epsom Salt Bath
Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in Common
Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Expectorant
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Warms-ears, Antispasmodic
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common
General-laxative, Stimulates-energy, Stool-softener, Tonic, Expectorant
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)
Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Wakes-you-up, Antispasmodic, Expectorant, General-laxative, Stimulates-energy
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)
Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, General-laxative, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Antispasmodic
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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.